Jompet Kuswidananto Indonesian, b. 1976

(b1976, Yogyakarta) started as a musician, producing records and performances while studying communications science at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. The eclectically trained, polyvalent artist, who lives and works in Yogyakarta, remains profoundly attached to Indonesia and rendering its turbulent history. In his visual art, he has used his knowledge in traditional shadow theatre and other forms of performing arts to develop a personal style of multimedia specialisation. This spatialisation aims to provide both aesthetic pleasure and accounts of the changing identities that have shaped and indeed continue to shape individuals and communities’ fate in Indonesia and beyond.