Ida Lawrence Indonesian–Australian, b. 1988


Ida Lawrence, German based Indonesian–Australian painter, intricately weaves texts and images into her narrative paintings. Her creative inspiration spans Australia, Indonesia, and Germany, offering a rich context informed by research and personal experiences. She received her BFA in Painting from the National Art School and First Class Honor from Sydney College of the Arts, Ida's artistic journey extends beyond borders. She is actively involved in  Woven Kolektif, a collective formed around shared connections to Indonesia and Australia, further highlights her cross-cultural engagement. She is the recipient of Darmasiswa Scholarship at the Indonesian Arts Institute, Yogyakarta that let her delved into dance and spent a considerable time in Indonesia from 2010 to 2013.


Ida has exhibited her works internationally. Notable exhibitions include Buah Tangan with ISA Art + Design/Art Jakarta (2020), In Conversation: FX Harsono x Ida Lawrence at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2019), and The 15th Asian Art Biennale in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2012).