Heri Dono

1960 Born in Jakarta, Indonesia

Lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia


1990 International Artists Exchange Program, Christophe Merian Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland

1987 Studied Wayang Kulit with Sukasman in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1980 Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Solo Exhibition


Phantasmagoria of Science and Myth: The Art and the Archive of Heri Dono, Tirtodipuran Art Link, Yogyakarta, Indonesia



Kala Kali Incognito, Tirtodipuran Art Link, Yogyakarta, Indonesia



Heri Dono Solo Show, The Columns Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Wheel of Truth, organized by Sri Sasanti Syndicate, Moto Moto, BSD, Indonesia; Art Moments, Sheraton Grand Gandaria City, Jakarta, Indonesia



Theater of Anecdote, Sri Sasanti Syndicate Booth, Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore



“Land of Freedom”, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

“The Parody of the Angry Power”, Smith Gallery, Davidson College, North Carolina, USA

“The Secret Code of Heri Dono”, Studio Kalahan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Yellow Submarine”, LATAR, Menara BTPN, Jakarta, Indonesia



“Angel’s Exodus”, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand

“HERIDONOLOGY”, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“Zaman Edan (The Age of Craziness)”, STPI, Singapore



“Joy/Fear”, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore

56th Venice Biennale– Indonesian Pavilion, Venice, Italy

“Animachines”, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden



“The World and I: Heri Dono’s Art Odyssey”, Art:1, Jakarta, Indonesia

“The World and I”, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York City, New York, USA



“Heri Dono – The Ship of History”, Sperl Galerie, Nikolaisaal Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

“Re-PLAY”, OFCA International Sarang Building, Yogyakarta, Indonesia



“Merapi: Beyond the Myths”, Societe Generale Private Banking Gallery, Alliance Francaise de Singapore, Singapore

“The Jester’s Court”, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

“Heri Dono”, Emerging Asian Contemporary Indonesia Vol. 2, Wada Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan



“Madman Butterfly”, Rossi & Rossi Gallery, London, UK

“Pinnochio Syndrome (organized by Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia)”, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong

“Hommage an Raden Saleh (organized by Heimatverein Maxen e.V. und Schloss Maxen, Germany)”, Schloss Maxen, Dresden, Germany

“The Lost Magician”, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin|Beijing, Germany



“Comedy of Error”, Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane, Australia



“De Dono Code”, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

“Heridonology”, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Shadow of Trojan Horse”, Tondi Gallery, Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia



“Post-Ethnology Museum”, Gaya Art Space, Bali, Indonesia

“Nobody’s Land (organized by Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia)”, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Ose Tara Lia – I see Nothing”, OzAsia Festival, Art Space, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia

“Heri Dono: Pleasures of Chaos”, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

“The Dying King & I”, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia



“Angels: Bang! Bang!”, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia

“The Dream Republic”, SASA Gallery, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia



“Heri WAR Dono”, Galeri Soemardja, Bandung, Indonesia

Civilization of Oddness, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

“Broken Angels”, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, Australia



“Free-D.O.M.”, Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway



“Who’s Afraid of Donosaurus”, solo exhibition and book launching (organized by Nadi Gallery), National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia



“Upside Down Mind (organized by CP Foundation)”, Circle Point Art Space, Washington DC, USA

“Heri Dono”, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia

“Heri Dono: a Spiritual Journey”, Semarang Gallery, Central Java, Indonesia



“Interrogation”, Center A, Vancouver, Canada

“Heri Provokes Heri”, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Free-D.O.M.”, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Reworking Tradition I & II”, Singapore Art Museum; Nanyang Playhouse, National Institute of Education, Singapore



“Trap’s Outer Rim”, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Fortress of the Heart”, Gajah Gallery, Singapore



“Dancing Demons and Drunken Deities”, The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan

“Humor Rumor in the Republic of Cartoon”, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia



“Mythical Monster in Contemporary Society”, Gajah Gallery, Singapore

“Virtual Reality”, Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Tirtara”, Institut Français d’Indonésie Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia



“Tanah dari Merapi”, Institut Français d’Indonésie Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia



“Blooming in Arms”, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK



“The Chair”, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, Australia



“Unknown Dimensions”, Museum Der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland



“Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery”, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Mitra Budaya Indonesia Gallery”, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta”, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibition


Spectre, The Columns Gallery, Gillman Barracks, Singapore



How are we doing?, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore

“Flowing Refuses to Stop” Yeosu International Art Festival 2021, Yeosu World Expo Convention

Center Exhibition Hall, Yeosu City, South Korea

MOS: Museum of Something, Mango Arts Festival, Bangkok, Thailand

Vestige, Srisasanti Syndicate, Yogyakarta, Indonesia



Gangwon Kids Triennale 2020, South Korea

Turning the Axis of the World, STPI, Singapore

ARTJOG: RESILIENCE, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia



62 Years After Hamilton, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore

Shifting Tides, ASEAN Building, Jakarta, Indonesia

SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine arts, Taiwan

Dunia dalam Berita, Museum MACAN, Jakarta, Indonesia

Celebration of Compassion, Tirtodipuran Link, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

An Opera for Animals, Para Site, Hong Kong

Visible Soul: Around the Asia Collection of Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Fukutake House, Okayama, Japan



Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India

Bangkok Art Biennale, Bangkok, Thailand

Two houses: Politics and histories in the contemporary art collections of John Chia and Yeap Lam Yang, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE, Singapore

Pathos of the Fringes, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

Enlightenment, ART|JOG|11, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Nirvana: Tropical Rebirth, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand

Kembulan, Studio Kalahan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

To leave home is already half the journey, Institute of Contemporary Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Folkloristics, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore



Tribute to Tino Sidin, Museum Taman Tino Sidin, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Written in the Sky, Tonyraka Art Gallery, Bali, Indonesia

nDalang, Galeri Cipta Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia Vietnam 2nd Fine Art Exhibition, Breeze Art Space, Banten, Indonesia

Serpenti Form Art Jewelry Design, Art Science Museum, Singapore and Tokyo

City View Indoor Observation Deck, Tokyo, Japan

35th Ikaisyo Indahnya Kebersamman, Studio Kalahan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

nternational Artswitch, Jogja Galeri, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia Food & Art Festival: Pameran Seni Rupa Menjadi Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Animamix Biennale 2017 Jakarta Series: Myths and Science, Art:1 New Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia

Matra Baru Can’s, Can’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, The National Art Center, Tokyo, and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Traces of the Future, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Prambanan Outdoor Sculpture 2017, Taman Wisata Candi Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

LINKAGE: 20TH OHD MUSEUM, OHD Museum, Magelang, Indonesia

Art Sampoerna, Sampoerna Strategic Square, Jakarta, Indonesia

The Gift, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Art-tivities Now, Breeze Art Space, Banten, Indonesia



4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

ELISION Ensemble: 30 Years, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Nature/Nuture, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York, USA

Höhenrausch 2016 – Different Angels, OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz, Austria

Art: 1 Selected Contemporary Art, ART: 1, Jakarta, Indonesia

Universal Influence, ART|JOG|9, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

First Sight in Jogja, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia



Open Sea (organized by macLYON and the National Heritage Board, Singapore), Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon (macLYON), Lyon, France

In Search of Meaning – The Human Image in a Global Perspective, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, Netherlands Unveiling Fundamentals in Contemporary Art through Asia, OHD Museum, Magelang, Indonesia



Hands Across the Water, Baik Art, Los Angeles, USA

The Roving Eye, ARTER Space for Art, Istanbul, Turkey

Archipelagoes, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore

Fermented, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore



Art Stage Singapore, Indonesia Pavilion, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

VERSUS – Indonesian Contemporary Art, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore

4A A4, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia

Grey (organised by Talenta Organiser, Jakarta, Indonesia), Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Picturing Pictures (organised by Art Exchange Gallery, Singapore), Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Seeing Paintings: Conversations Before the End of History (organized by Gajah Gallery, Singapore), Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Taksu Sketsa SDI (organised by Sanggar Dewata Indonesia), UPT Galerie Seni, Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Eclipse of Stone, performance, Gillman Barracks, Singapore

Suka Pari Suka, collaboration, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Outspoken, BIASA ArtSpace, Bali, Indonesia

Textile Art Berlin, Carl von Ossietzky, Berlin, Germany

Kinetika Mekanika (oragnized by Galeri Soemardja and Edwin’s Gallery), Galeri Soemardja, Bandung, Indonesia

Indonesia Contemporary Textile Art of Indonesia, GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Cross Culture Contemporary, MiFA Asian Pacific Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia



Art Stage Singapore (organised by Edwin’s Gallery Jakarta, and Vanessa Art Link, Jakarta, Indonesia), Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Platform 2012, Jan Manton Art and Metro Arts Galleries, Brisbane, Australia

Fantasy Islands, Louise Vuitton, Island Maison, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Re.Claim, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Art Scope Basel (organised by Willem Kerseboom Galerie, Amsterdam), Basel International Art Fair 2012, Basel, Switzerland

Anniversary 250 Years of Jogjakarta & 100 Years of H.B. IX, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

India Art Fair (organised by AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA), New Delhi, India

Marcel Duchamp in Southeast Asia, Equator Art Projects, Singapore

The Grand Opening Museum of Esa Sampoerna, Surabaya, Indonesia

Short Cut, Alexander Ochs Gallery Berlin|Beijing, Germany

Looking East, ART|JOG|12, A Gaze upon Indonesian Contemporary Art, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Insight, Indonesian Contemporary Art, Kunstraum Englanderbau, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

XXL State of Indonesian Art, Jogja Contemporary, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

VERTIGO, The Indonesian Ugliness, Ode To Art, Singapore

Homoludens #3, Emmitan CA Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia

Intersecting Histories Contemporary in Southeast Asian Art, ADM Gallery, Singapore

Orientasi 20+, Jogja Living Artists, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Redress, Stop Human Trafficking, ION Orchard, Singapore

It’s just an Exhibition, BIASA ArtSpace, Bali, Indonesia



Negotiating Home, History and Nation: Two decades of contemporary art in Southeast Asia 1991-2011, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Installation Arts: INDONESIA, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

4th Guangzhou Triennial, Art Domain Migration: ASEAN & China, Guangdong Museum of Art (GDMoA), Guangzhou, China

Fantasy Islands, Louis Vuitton Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Flight for Light: Indonesian Art and Religiousity, Art:1, Jakarta, Indonesia

ART|JOG|11 (organized by HPAM), Taman Budaya Jogjakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Finding Me, Semarang Contemporary Art Space, Central Java, Indonesia

EKSPANSI (organized by SIGIarts Gallery, Jakarta), Pameran Besar Patung Kontemporer Indonesia, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta-Berlin Arts Festival, foyer art performance, Admirals Palast, Berlin, Germany

Trans-Figurations Mythologies Indonesiennes, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

PMR: CUBE Contemporary Culture Interplay, Sampurna Strategic Square Building, The Atrium, Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesian Eye: Fantasies and Realities (organized by Parallel Contemporary Art, London, UK), Ciputra World Marketing Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (traveled to Saatchi Gallery, London, UK)

Maximum City: Survive or Escape? Jakarta Biennale XIV, Taman Ayodya, Jakarta, Indonesia

9+1, 10th Anniversary, Canna Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Opera Jawa, collaboration performance with Garin Nugroho, Musée Quai Branly, Paris, France

Public Collection

OHD Museum, Magelang, Indonesia

Deutsche Guggenheim Frankfurt, (Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt), Germany

Artoteek Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Guangdong Museum of Modern Art, Guangzhou, China

Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Indonesian Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan

Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland

Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia

Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

CP Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

Okinawa Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan

National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia

Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Stedelijk Museum de Lakenthal, Leiden, Netherlands

The Intercommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan

Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fukutake House, Okayama, Japan



The World and I: Heri Dono’s Art Odyssey, book, Jim Supangkat, Art:1, PT Modekorindo Seni Internasional, Jakarta, Indonesia



The Artist-in Residence: A New Paradigm for Teaching and Learning in University Art Education, Pamela Zeplin, Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 1, Common Ground Publishing Pty Ltd



Sculpture Today, book, Judith Collins, Phaidon Press Ltd



The Multiple Matters of Modern Life, catalogue, Julie Ewington, Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art



Surealisme Yogyakarta, book, Martinus Dwi Marianto, Rumah Penerbitan Merapi, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Unpacking Europe, catalogue, Salah Hassan and Iftikhar Dadi, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Nai Publishers, Rotterdam, Netherlands



A-R-T: Art, Research, Theory, book, Margaret Walsh, Michelle Watts and Craig Malyon, Oxford University Press, Victoria, Australia



Wayang Legenda: Si Tungkot Tunggal Panaluan, Wayang Gepuk Wayang Alternatif, book, Bendara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia



Blooming in Oxford, Blooming in Arms, catalogue, David B Elliot and Gillane Tawadros, IniVa, London, UK

Orientation, book, Gate Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands & Cemeti Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Roaring Tigers, Desperate Dragons in Transition, Traditions/Tension, Contemporary Art in Asia, catalogue, Apinan Poshyananda



Visions of Happiness – Ten Asian Contemporary Artists, book, Toshio Shimizu, The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan



4th Asian Art show Fukuoka – Realism as an Attitude, catalogue, Masahiro Ushiroshoji, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Soul, Spirit and Mountain: Preoccupation of Contemporary Indonesian Painters, book, Astri Wright, New York, USA

Rupa Wayang dalam Seni Rupa Kontemporer Indonesia, book, Pameran dan Sarasehan Seni Rupa Kontemporer Wayang, Indonesia



The First Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, catalogue, Jim Supangkat, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia

A Brief History of Indonesian Modern Art, Tradition and Change, Contemporary Art of Asia and the Pacific, anthology, University of Queensland Press, Australia

Drinking from the Cup of Tradition, Modern Art in Yogyakarta, Indonesian Painting Since 1945, catalogue, Astri Wright, Gate Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands



The Labyrinthine Search for Self Identity, The Art of Southeast Asia from the 80s to the 90s, New Art from South East Asia, catalogue, Masahiro Ushiroshoji



Workshop and Lecture, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Art Talk, Fantasy Islands, Louis Vuitton, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Master Class, School Of The Arts, Singapore



Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Keynote Speaker, IMPACT 7, International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and Australian Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), Adelaide, Australia

Art Talk, Home and Away, Louis Vuitton Jakarta and Louis Vuitton Hong Kong



Workshop, Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia



The International Jury of the XI Triennial India, New Delhi, India



Workshop with DIDA Escola de Musica, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Sound Art Seminar, Kunst Akademiet, Bergen, Norway



Guest Speaker at Contemporary Asian Art Forum, links, platforms, networks, Asian Art Archive (AAA), Hong Kong



Cyfuniad International Artists Workshop, Cardiff, Wales, UK



Artist in Residence, Ernst Busch University, Berlin, Germany

Artist in Residence, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia



Artist in Residence, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany



Artist in Residence, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia

Artist in Residence, United Sardine Factory (U.S.F), Bergen, Norway

Artist in Residence, Australia Indonesian Arts Alliance (A.I.A.A.), Byron Bay, Australia



Fellowship for Curatorial Work, IFA Institute, Stuttgart, in Ethnology Museum Dahlem, Berlin, Germany



Artist in Residence, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia



Artist in Residence, Western Front Society, Vancouver, Canada

Artist in Residence, Queensland College of Arts and Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Artist in Residence, National Institute of Education, Singapore



Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA



Artist in Residence, Queensland Art College, Brisbane, Australia



Artist in Residence, Townsville, North Queensland, Australia



Artist in Residence, Museum of Modern Art Oxford with International Institute of Visual Art (InIVA), London, UK