Timoteus Anggawan Kusno  studied social & political science at Gadjah Mada University and continued to cultural studies at Sanata Dharma University. Anggawan uses ethnographical methods and institutional approach with a wide range of production techniques including drawing, graphic design, film, photography, writing/editing literature, performance, installation. His works challenge the historical memory and paradigm that has been ‘taken for granted’, by articulating questions around the ideas of remembering, forgetting, and in-between. Anggawan deliver his narratives by twisting the fluidity of fantasy and history.

He  initiated Lost and Found and Lost and What Department, a traveling project which has been presented in Japan, Germany, Australia and Indonesia in order to exchange the forbidden memories through site-specific & interactive art installation. Since 2013, he has been developing a long term art project called Centre for Tanah Runcuk Studies, a (fictional) institution which conducts ’studies’ on a (lost) territory in Dutch East Indies called Tanah Runcuk.

art residencies

2017FUNDAÇÃO ORIENTE MUSEU, Lisbon, Portugal
2016KERJASAMA, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2016KERJASAMA, Artback NT, Alice Springs, Australia
2015ARCUS Project, Moriya, Ibaraki, Japan


2016ASIALINK, Australia



commissioned work

2017HACKING THE MEMORY OF YOU, Galeri Gejayan, Library of Sanata Dharma University, Indonesia
2014FESTIVAL FILM DOKUMENTER, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

selected exhibitions & art projects

2017Equator #4 Indonesia-Brazil, Biennale Jogja XIV, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2017Power and Other Things: Indonesia & Art (1835-now), Palais des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
2017Biennale Jatim 2017, Surabaya, Indonesia
2017A Tale of Two Cities: Narrative Archive of Memories, Arko Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
2017Art for Peace, Artraker Biennale Prize, St. James Cavalier, Malta
2017Tony Albert & Timoteus Anggawan Kusno, Duo Exhibition, Sullivan+Strumpf, Gillman Barrack, Singapore
2016Art Stage Singapore 2017, Singapore
2016FBB: If All the Moons Aligned, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2016Kerjasama: Reciprocal, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2016125 in 110 zone, Watchthisspace, Alice Springs, Australia
2015I Forgot What I Remember, Arcus Project, Ibaraki, Japan
2015Liminal, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2014Ethnography Exhibition by Centre for Tanah Runcuk Studies: Memoar Tanah Runcuk
(Solo exhibition of Timoteus Anggawan Kusno), Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2014Arte 2014: Indonesia Arts Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia
2014Playing Catch with The Fleeting: Carnaval of 20 Years of Teater Garasi, Ark Galerie, Yogyakarta & Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, Indonesia
2014Journey, thematic concept for Festival Film Dokumenter 2014, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2013Pertemuan Kedua, PSBK, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2013Kota Untuk Manusia (City for Human), urban art project, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2012Les Tonnerres de Brest 2012, Brest, France
2012Basta Man, thematic concept for Festival Film Dokumenter 2012, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2011Mengintip Laut, Center Culturel Français de Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2010Prahara Rumah Tangga, performance workshop, Proyek Kodok Ijo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2009What’s Good Today? (Solo exhibition), Via-via, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2009Tribute to Sapto Raharjo, YGF, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2009A Girl on The Run, Center Culturel Français de Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2009Sumbu Roda, House for Sale, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2009Magic Tree: The End of Conversation, Public on The Move Program, Biennale X Jogja, Indonesia
2008Jogja Deathmatch, with Trilogy Monster Logos, Roomate Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2008Ini Baru Ini, Viviyip Artroom, Jakarta, Indonesia
2008Trilogi Monster Logos, Indonesia Visual Art Archive, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2007Hijau-Hitam, Fort Vredeburg, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2007Shout Out!, Yogyakarta Art Festival XIX, Culture Window of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2007Biennale Jogja IX Neo Nation, Jogja National Art Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


2017Others or ‘rust en orde’, short film, director & writer
2016旅行鞄 (Ryoko Kaban), short documentary, director & writer
2012Antenna, short film / experimental film performance, director

film festivals

2016Asian Docs,  Festival Film Dokumenter – Jogja Netpac Asian Film Festival
2017Candrawala, Arkipel 5th Jakarta Experimental and Documentary Film Festival