Dito Yuwono

Dito Yuwono. 

Dito Yuwono (b.1985) works as a visual artist-curator in Yogyakarta – Indonesia. His work often address social issue, domestic space, and family values through the production of site-specific work, interventional project, video, photography, and audio-visual installation. Dito is interested in the narrative of how a space interwoven with politics, whether it is a domestic space or a public sphere. In the past five years, Dito did numerous residencies and exhibition such as The Northern Territory Center for Contemporary Art – Australia; Ruangrupa – Jakarta; Jatiwangi Art Factory – Indonesia; GOLEB & Het Wilde Weten – The Netherlands; TIFA Working Studios – India; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art – United States, Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival 2017, Cemeti Institute for Art and Society – Indonesia, ISCP New York – United States, among others.

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/ Selected Projects /

2018

The Map Drawn from Memory

A compilation of fictional-documentary narratives from five old workers who works for an old Hotel called Shalimaar Hotel in Pune, India.

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2018

2017

The First Political Space called Home

Solo exhibition in Cemeti Institute for Art and Society, Indonesia called “The First Political Space Called Home” The exhibition takes its starting point from my understanding of domestic space as the first site of political encounter.

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2017

2017

Collective (im)Possibilities: The Politics of Too Many Dinner Parties

A short research about collectivity; followed by a intervention titled “Collective (im)Possibilities: The Politics of Too Many Dinner Parties”, in his residency in Project GOLEB.

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2017

2016

WakareKaraoke

A project that he make during his residency in Jatiwangi Art Factory, Indonesia. Wakare itself is known by the local residents as a folk song that was used as form of protest against the Japanese that occupy seven village around Jatiwangi area around 1942.

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2016

2016

The Geography of Here and There

A two works project during his residency in Northern Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Darwin – Australia: 1. Gaze Study: North-West South-East, and 2. The Fan Club. An effort to find the position of NCCA as an institution, the image of Darwin through the citizen’s eyes, its geographical position that is closer to Asia than to other cities in Australia, and also its history and politics.

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2016

2015

Recollecting Memories: Tukang Foto Keliling (National Monument

An extension of Recollecting Memories: Tukang Foto Keliling (Itinerant Photographer) in 2014. This time he choose the National Monument (Monas) in Jakarta as his research area.

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2015

2014

The Memories of Unidentified Experience

A project about his learning about his personal history and memories of the past that was lost. The project consist of three stories, “Naked”, “Prescribed”, and “Sleeping with Myself”.

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2014

2014

Recollecting Memories: Tukang Foto Keliling (Itinerant Photographer)

A research based art project that focuses on tracking the practices of tourism photography in Kaliurang.

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2014

2012

The Secret Garden of Ledok Timoho

The Secret Garden of Ledok Timoho (2012) is a documentation project about people who lives illegally in Ledok Timoho, a riverside wasteland by Gajahwong river that used to be part of governmental project later abandoned in 1998 because of the political turmoil in Indonesia. On that spot, a group of young people start to build their own organic garden to provide sustainable food for local community. This project is specifically focused on five people who organize the garden, and the garden area which both very solid and vulnerable at the same time.

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2012

/ Selected Group Exhibition /

2018

  • MANIFESTO 6.0: MULTIPOLAR”, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta – Indonesia.
  • Most Things Happen when I am Asleep”, Artspace NZ, Auckland – New Zealand.
  • Tale of Two Cities: Narrative Archive of Memories”, Gimhae Arts and Sports Center, Gimhae – South Korea.
  • Assembly of Access”, TIFA Working Studios, Pune – India.

2018

2017

  • Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival 2017”, Xiamen – China.
  • 900mdpl”, Kaliurang, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.
  • The History of Boys: The Mes 56 and Beyond”, Deck, Singapore.
  • Identity Crisis: Reflections on Public and Private Life in Contemporary Javanese Photography”, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca – United States.

2017

2016

  • Village Video Festival #8”, Jatiwangi Art Factory, Jatiwangi – Indonesia.
  • PROOF Photo Exhibition”, Northern Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Darwin – Australia.
  • Indonesia in Song Eun: Mes 56 – Keren dan Beken”, Song Eun Art Space, Seoul – South Korea.

2016

2015

  • The Creatures from the Black Lagoon”, Mayfair Gallery, Darwin – Australia.
  • Seni Indonesia Berkabung”, Pusat Kebudayaan Koesnadi Hardjasoemantri, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.

2015

2014

  • Poetry of Space”, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.
  • Manifesto No. 4”, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta – Indonesia.
  • Arte 2014”, Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta – Indonesia.
  • 1×25 Jam”, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.

2014

2013

  • Disana Project”, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.
  • Constellation”, Blanc Gallery, Manila – Philippines.
  • Feels Like Home”, Kelas Pagi Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.

2013

2012

  • Bela Bangsa”, LirSpace, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.
  • Archive: Reclaim.doc”, (Part of Melawan Lupa Project by Ruang Mes 56), National Gallery, Jakarta – Indonesia.
  • Dies Natalis XXVII Institut Seni Indonesia” (Part of Melawan Lupa Project by Ruang Mes 56), Indonesian Art Institute, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.
  • ArtJog 12”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.

2012

2011

  • 3Point Award” (Part of Photography Month by French Culture Center), Rumah Pagi Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.

2011