Dito Yuwono’s practice traverses between visual art making and curatorial practice. He graduated with a university degree of Social Science and Politics major and my artistic practice was shaped by the hands-on collective practice of the city. This organic non-structured foundation allowed his practice to move beyond boundaries and shaped his interdisciplinary practices that are contextual as well as relevant to the socio-political context of society.
In his artistic practice, Dito is interested in the narrative of how a space is interwoven with politics, and history, whether it is a domestic space (personal narratives) or public sphere (bigger narratives). His research-based artistic practice often addresses socio-political- historical issues in relation to spatial practice through the production of site-specific work, video, photography, and audio-visual installation.
In the past ten 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; TIFA Working Studios – India, Collectif BONUS – France, and Hotel Maria Kapel – The Netherlands. 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, Arkipel Catch-22 – 9th Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival OUR Museum National Taiwan University of Arts – Taiwan, among others.
In his curatorial practice, he is part of LIR, an art space turned into a curator collective (Yogyakarta – Indonesia). LIR was initially established in 2011 as an art space, over the years, the institutional format is perpetually renewed and recently LIR Space turned nomadic into LIR curator collective. In 2017, together with LIR, Dito initiate a biennale long-term site-specific project in Kaliurang, Indonesia (an aging resort village under an active volcano) with the aim of created a socially‐engaged archive of the space and preserving collective memory of the space called “900 MDPL” (2017 – present) (www.900mdpl.com). Aside from that, in 2020, Dito was appointed as one of the co-director of Ruang MES56, the longest running contemporary photography artist collective in Southeast Asia. (www.mes56.com)
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