Dito Yuwono (b.1985) works as a visual artist-curator in Yogyakarta – Indonesia. He is interested in the narrative of how a space is interwoven with politics, whether it is a domestic space or a public sphere. His works often addresses social issues through the production of site-specific work, video, photography, and audio-visual installation. In his practice, he uses a form of storytelling using a personal approach to subtly grasp the bigger picture of the socio-political environment.
In the past five years, Dito did numerous residencies as part of his artistic practice at institutions such as The Northern Territory Center for Contemporary Art – Australia; Ruangrupa – Jakarta; Jatiwangi Art Factory – Indonesia; GOLEB & Het Wilde Weten – The Netherlands; and TIFA Working Studios – India. His work has been exhibited in 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, Jakarta International Photo Festival ’22, among others.
In 2011, he co-founded LIR—an art institution turned curator collective consisting of Mira Asriningtyas and Dito Yuwono. LIR’s most recent project is “900mdpl” (Kaliurang – 2017, 2019, & 2021), a long-term site-specific project in Kaliurang, Indonesia — an aging resort village under an active volcano — with the aim of preserving collective memory of the space. In 2020, he was appointed as program director for Ruang MES56 – the longest running contemporary photography collective in South East Asia (Yogyakarta – Indonesia).
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