Heri Dono








Heri Dono

Born June 12,1960, Jakarta, Indonesia

Currently lives in Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia


  • Indonesian Institute of Arts (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Studied Wayang Kulit with Sukasman in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • International Artists Exchange Program, Basel, Switzerland
  • Artist in Residence in 24 Hours Art Gallery, Darwin, NT, Australia
  • Artist in Residence in Canberra School of Arts, Canberra, Australia
  • Artist in Residence in Museum of Modern Art Oxford with Institute of International Visual Art, London, England
  • Artist in Residence in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia
  • Cyfuniad International Artists Workshop, Wales, England
  • Artist in Residence in Queensland Art College, Brisbane, Australia
  • Artist in Residence in Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Artist in Residence in Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, USA
  • Artist in Residence in Western front, Vancouver, Canada
  • Artist in Residence in the Queensland College of Arts and the Queensland
  • University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Artist in Residence in the International Institute of Education, Singapore.
  • Artist in Residence in Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Contemporary Asian Art Forum, "Link, Platform, Networks, Asian Art Archive, Hong Kong.
  • Workshop with DIDA Escola De Musica, Salvador, Bahia, Brasil.
  • Sound Art Seminar, Kunst Akademiet, Bergen, Norway.
  • Artist in Residence in Ethnology Museum Dahlem, Berlin, organized by the
  • IFA Institute, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Artist in Residence in Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia.
  • The International Jury of the XIth Triennale-India, New Delhi, India
  • Artist in Residence , Kulturhuset USF, Bergen, Norway.
  • Puppet Workshop, Gallery Soemardja, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia.
  • Puppet workshop and performances which was organized by The South Project. Melbourne, Australia.


Solo Exhibitions (Selected)

  • Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Mitra Budaya Indonesia Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Bentara Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • "Unknown Dimensions", Museum Der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland
  • "The Chair", Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Australia
  • "Blooming in Arms", Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England
  • "Tanah dari Merapi", French Cultural Center, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • "Mythical Monsters in Contemporary Society", Gajah Gallery, Singapore
  • "Virtual Reality", Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • "Tirtara", French Cultural Center, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • "Dancing Demons and Drunken Deities", The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  • "Humor Rumor in The Republic of Cartoon", Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • "Trap's outer Rim", Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • "Fortress of the Heart", Gajah Gallery, Singapore
  • "Interrogation", Center A, Vancouver, Canada
  • "Heri Provokes Heri", Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • "Free D.O.M", Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • "Re-working Tradition", Singapore Art Museum and Nanyang Technology University, Singapore.
  • "Up Side Down Mind", Circle Point Art Space, Washington DC, U.S.A.
  • "Heri Dono", Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia.
  • "Heri Dono A Spiritual Journey, Galeri Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia.
  • "Who's Afraid of Donosaurus", Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Free-D.O.M., Stiftelsen 3,14 Hordaland International Art Gallery,Bergen, Norway.
  • Free-D.O.M. Interrogation, Internasjional Kultursenter og Museum, Oslo, Norway
  • "HERI WAR DONO " , Soemardja Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia
  • "The Broken Angels", Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia.
  • "Civilization Oddness," Walsh Gallery, Chicago USA
  • Angels: Bang! Bang!, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
  • The Dream Republic, SASA Gallery, University of South Australia,




  • Nobody's Land, National Gallery, Jakarta
  • The Dying King & I, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta



2012 The Jester Court, installation, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam


Group Exhibitions (Selected)

  • Art on the Environment, Parangtritis Beach, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 4th Biennial of Indonesian Young Artists, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 3rd ASEAN Youth Artists Exhibition, ISI, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 5th Biennial of Indonesian Young Artists, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Experimental Music and Visual Art, Seni Sono Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • "Sandiwa", Kulay-Diwa Art Galleries/Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, The Philippines
  • Three Indonesian Artists, De Schone Kunsten, Heemstede, The Netherlands
  • "Wayang Legenda" (shadow play), Seni Sono Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Hedendaagsde Indonesische Kunst, Volkenkundig Museum Nusantara, Delf, The Netherlands
  • "Wayang Imaginative", Performance, Mendut Temple, Central Java, Indonesia Competitive Exhibition of Young Indonesian Artists, Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia
  • "Modern Indonesian Art: Three Generations of Change", 1945-1990,
  • Festival of Indonesia 1990, Sewall Gallery, Rice University, Houston (catalogue); travelled to San Diego, Oakland, Seattle and Honolulu, USA
  • "Sama-Sama", Centrum Beeldende Kunst Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands (catalogue); traveled to Tillburg, The Netherlands, Yogyakarta and Jakarta, Indonesia
  • "Wayang: From Gods to Bart Simpson", University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • "Man and Human Expression", Tropen Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • "Wayang Top", Performance, International Culture Camp Desa Apuan, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia
  • "Destructive Images", Performance, Seni Sono Gallery and Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Sanggar Dewata: Indonesian Art Exhibition, Museum Nyoman Gunarsa, Yogyakarta Indonesia
  • 7th Asian International Art Exhibition, Gedung Merdeka, Bandung, Indonesia
  • "Kuda Binal", Performance, Alun-Alun Utara, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • New Art from Southeast Asia 1992, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space (catalogue); traveled to Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka, Japan
  • Indonesian Modern Art: Indonesian Painting since 1945, Gate Foundation, De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (catalogue)
  • International Festival of Puppetry in the World, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 1st Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
  • 9th Jakarta Biennial, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Adelaide Installations, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
  • "Kuda Binal", Performance 24-HR Art Gallery, Northern Territory Center for Contemporary Art, Darwin, Australia
  • The Jakarta International Art Exhibition 1994, The Indonesian Fine Arts Foundation (catalogue), Indonesia
  • 9th Asian International Art Exhibition, National Museum of History, Taipei
  • "Realism as an Attitude", 4 th Asia Art Show Fukuoka, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
  • "Super Suburb", Museum City Tenjin '94, Fukuoka, Japan
  • "Vision of Happiness", The Japan Foundation Art Forum, ASEAN Culture Center, Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan
  • Unity in Diversity: Contemporary Art of the Non-Align Countries, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (catalogue)
  • "Beyond the Border", 1 st Kwangju Biennial 1995, Kwangju, Korea (catalogue)
  • "Modernity and Beyond", National Museum of Modern Art, Singapore
  • "Orientation", Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden, The Netherlands (catalogue)
  • "Jurassic Technologies", 10 th Biennial of Sidney 1996, Art Gallery of South Wales Sidney, Australia
  • "The Huid van De Witte Dame", Arctic Foundation, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • "Drawing", Institute of International Visual Arts, London, England
  • "Tradition/Tension", Contemporary Art in Asia, The Asia Society, New York, USA
  • "The Spiritual and The Social", Nine Artists from Thailand, Indonesia and The Philippines, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (touring exhibition), Australia
  • "Universalis", 23 rd Bienal Internacional Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Sounding Sphere, Harima Science Garden City Opening, Hyogo Perfecture, Japan
  • "Innensite", Projektgruppe Stoffwechsel, Kassel, Germany
  • "Exploring the Future of the Imagination", The Intercommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • "Resurrection of Topos 3", Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • Asian Contemporary Art, Base Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • "Cities on the Move", Secession Vienna, Austria
  • "A Gift for India", New Delhi, India
  • "Resurrection of Topos 3", Collaboration between artists and architects, Toyama Shimin Plaza, Toyama, Japan
  • "Images of Power", Expressions of Cultural and Social Awareness in South East Asia, Jakarta International School, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • "Tradition/Tension", Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Center, Perth, Australia; traveled to Taipei Museum of Modern Art, Taipei
  • 50th Anniversary of Human Rights, Boijmann Museum of Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 6th Yogyakarta Biennial, Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • "Media dalam Media", National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • "Cities on the Move", Louisiana Museum of Moderne Kunst, Humlebaek, Denmark and Hayward Gallery, London, England; traveled to Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
  • "Knalpot", Fine Arts Exhibition, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Sound Culture, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • "Makasar Art Forum '99", Ujung Pandang, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • "Awas", Recent Work from Indonesia, Museum Vredeburg, Yogyakarta; traveled to CCA., Melbourne and Canberra, Australia
  • Tachikawa Art Festival, Tachikawa Perfecture, Tokyo, Japan
  • "Sonic Boom", Hayward Gallery, London, UK
  • "12 Asian Artists", National Art Gallery, Kualalumpur, Malaysia
  • "Humanism in Art", Volkunkundig Museum Nusantara, Delft, The Netherlands
  • "Fuori Uso", Pescara, Italy
  • "Awas", Recent Work from Indonesia, Museum in Hokaido, Osaka and Fukuoka, Japan
  • Havana Biennale, Pavillion de Cuba, Havana, Cuba
  • International Art Biennale, Museum of Shanghai, Shanghai, Republic of China
  • Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan
  • "Floating Chimeras", Edsvik von Culture, Sollantuna, Sweden
  • "Artists Commission", The Asia Society, New York, USA
  • "Membaca Frida Kahlo", Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • The Opening of New Art Center, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • "Unpacking Europe", Museum Boijmann van Boningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • "Awas", Recent Art from Indonesia, W 139 Amsterdam, The Netherlands; traveled to Ludwig Forum Aachen and Koln, Germany
  • "Pink Project", Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • "Interrogation", shadow-play, Western Front Society, Vancouver, Canada
  • "The Wild of Imagination", Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Swischen Tradition und Moderne Junge Kunstler aus Indonesien, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Museen Dahlem, Kunst und Kulturen der Welt Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin, Germany
  • "Awas", Recent Art from Indonesia, Pruss & Ochs Gallery, Asian Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
  • "Asian Vibe", EAAC, Valencia, Spain
  • "ARCO", Madrid, Spain
  • "4th Asia-Pcific Triennial", Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
  • "Summer Spectacular APT Kids", Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
  • "Budaya Bumi Berbudaya", Museum Benteng Vredenburg, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • "EPIC", Gajah Gallery, Singapore.
  • "Imagining Prometheus", Palazzo della Regione e Loggia dei Mercanti, Milano, Italy.
  • "Zone of Urgency", Arsenale,Venice Biennale, Italy.
  • "2nd Echigo Tsummari Art Triennial, Niigata, Japan.
  • "Crossing Boundaries", Bali: A window to Twentieth Century Indonesian Art, travel exhibition, Asia Society Australasia Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
  • "The Eyes", Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • "Happiness", Mori Art Museum, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan.
  • "Country-bution, Yogyakarta Art Biennale, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • "Public Art Project", Muza Concert Hall, Kawasaki, Japan.
  • CP Open Biennale, National Gallery Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • "Zaman Edan", Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • "Kado", Nadi Gallery Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • "Running Puppet", performance, The Survival and Innovation of Crafts, Royal Palace Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2nd Enku Grand Award Exhibition, the Museum of Fine Arts Gifu, Japan.
  • Cultural Olympiad, "Land Under the Rainbow", Benaki Contemporary Art Museum, Athens, Greece.
  • "4th Art Summit Indonesia ,2004: Performing and Visual Arts", Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • "26 th Sao Paulo Biennale, Territory Livre", Sao Paulo, Brasil.
  • "On the Edge, Indonesia and China Avant Garda, Pakubuwono Residence, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • "3rd Taipei Biennale, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • "Reformasi", Sclupture Square, Singapore.
  • "Olympiade", Pakubuwono Residence,organized by Nadi Gallery Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • "Artists Making A House", Nijomachi Prefecture,Museum City Project, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • "The Angel Garden", Esplanade, Theaters on the bay, Singapore.
  • "Equatorial Heat, Indonesian Painters Exhibition, Sichuan Museum, Chengdu, Sichuan, Republic of China
  • "Z.O.U. Zone of Urgency, in Regge Calabria (Villa Zerbi) 2004, Italy
  • TRANS Indonesia,Scoping Culture In Contemporary Indonesia Art, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • "Exodus barang", Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • "About Beauty", Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  • "Equatorial Heat, Pakubuwono Residence, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Sharjah International Biennial 7, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
  • "B.E.T.A. 02, Post Electronic Performance, TheaterGarasjen, Bergen, Norway.
  • Florence Biennale, Fortezza da Baso, Florence, Italy
  • "Floating Cimeras", Wahana Project, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia.
  • "Urban/Culture", Museum Bank Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • "Multi-Tradisi (Multi-Faced), Sanggar Luhur, Bandung, Indonesia.
  • "Shadows on Shadow", performance, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.
  • The Wind from the East, KIASMA Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki
  • Indonesian Contemporary Art Now, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta
  • Imagined Affandi, Gedung Arsip Nasional, Jakarta
  • Soft Power, Asian Attitude, Zendai MOMA Museum, Shanghai
  • Manifesto, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Painting Awards, Indonesia Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Young Indonesian Artists, L'Alliance Francaise and Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia
  • Gusti Nyoman Lempad Prize, Sanggar Dewata Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Prince Claus Award, The Netherlands
  • Unesco Prize for the International Art Biennale, Shanghai, Republic of China
  • 2nd Annual Enku Grand Awards, Gifu Perfectural Government, Japan
  • Yogyakarta Art Prize, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, Indonesia

Public Collections

  • Artoteek Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Cemeti Contemporary Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Indonesian Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland
  • Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane,Australia
  • Stedelijk Museum de Lakenthal, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Okinawa Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
  • The InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
  • Kirishima Contemporary Open-Air Art Museum, Japan