Timoteus Anggawan Kusno

Timoteus Anggawan Kusno  studied social & political science at Gadjah Mada University and achieved his Master of Humanities at cultural studies programme, Sanata Dharma University. As an artist, 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, in order to talk about something considered not existing; like the memory of those who were ‘lost’, the unwritten, periphery stories from the bottom up, and other speculative sequences. His questions are derived from the noises and silences that lie under the post-dictatorship experiences, which subtly resonate the unfinished symptoms and crumbs from the long-story of colonialism. Along with his artistic practice, since 2013, he has also been developing the Centre for Tanah Runcuk Studies (CTRS), a (fictional) institution which conducts ‘studies’ on a (lost) territory in the Dutch East Indies called Tanah Runcuk, involving historians, anthropologists, fellow artists, and academicians in the “text” production. This institution is a laboratory and an alternative instrument to experience how “text” is utilized to construct a “regime”, as well as to read the fiction-like reality through fictional history and vice versa.

art residencies

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


2016 ASIALINK, Australia



commissioned work

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

selected exhibitions & art projects


Asia Project: How Little You Know About Me, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) Seoul, South Korea


A Tale of Two Cities: Narrative Archive of Memories, Project 7 1/2, Gimhae Arts & Sports Centre, South Korea


Pressing Matters: a project in collaboration with Kevin van Braak, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017 Equator #4 Indonesia-Brazil, Biennale Jogja XIV, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2017 Power and Other Things: Indonesia & Art (1835-now), Palais des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
2017 Biennale Jatim 2017, Surabaya, Indonesia
2017 A Tale of Two Cities: Narrative Archive of Memories, Arko Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
2017 Art for Peace, Artraker Biennale Prize, St. James Cavalier, Malta
2017 Tony Albert & Timoteus Anggawan Kusno, Duo Exhibition, Sullivan+Strumpf, Gillman Barrack, Singapore
2016 Art Stage Singapore 2017, Singapore
2016 FBB: If All the Moons Aligned, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2016 Kerjasama: Reciprocal, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2016 125 in 110 zone, Watchthisspace, Alice Springs, Australia
2015 I Forgot What I Remember, Arcus Project, Ibaraki, Japan
2015 Liminal, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2014 Ethnography Exhibition by Centre for Tanah Runcuk Studies: Memoar Tanah Runcuk
(Solo exhibition of Timoteus Anggawan Kusno), Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2014 Arte 2014: Indonesia Arts Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia
2014 Playing Catch with The Fleeting: Carnaval of 20 Years of Teater Garasi, Ark Galerie, Yogyakarta & Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, Indonesia
2014 Journey, thematic concept for Festival Film Dokumenter 2014, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2013 Pertemuan Kedua, PSBK, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2013 Kota Untuk Manusia (City for Human), urban art project, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2012 Les Tonnerres de Brest 2012, Brest, France
2012 Basta Man, thematic concept for Festival Film Dokumenter 2012, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2011 Mengintip Laut, Center Culturel Français de Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2010 Prahara Rumah Tangga, performance workshop, Proyek Kodok Ijo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2009 What’s Good Today? (Solo exhibition), Via-via, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2009 Tribute to Sapto Raharjo, YGF, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2009 A Girl on The Run, Center Culturel Français de Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2009 Sumbu Roda, House for Sale, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2009 Magic Tree: The End of Conversation, Public on The Move Program, Biennale X Jogja, Indonesia
2008 Jogja Deathmatch, with Trilogy Monster Logos, Roomate Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2008 Ini Baru Ini, Viviyip Artroom, Jakarta, Indonesia
2008 Trilogi Monster Logos, Indonesia Visual Art Archive, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2007 Hijau-Hitam, Fort Vredeburg, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2007 Shout Out!, Yogyakarta Art Festival XIX, Culture Window of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2007 Biennale Jogja IX Neo Nation, Jogja National Art Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


2018 Edelweiss, short film, director
2017 Others or ‘rust en orde’, short film, director & writer
2016 旅行鞄 (Ryoko Kaban), short documentary, director & writer
2012 Antenna, short film / experimental film performance, director

film festivals

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