1995-1999 Gadjah Mada University, Faculty of Social and Politics Science, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


2016 Theatre State, Jendela Gallery, Esplanade, Singapore
2016 After Voices, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney
2015 Order and After, site specific installation at Govanhill Baths, Glasgow commissioned by Sonica Festival
2014 Grand Parade, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam
2013 Order and After, Ark Galerie, Yogyakarta
2012 On Asphalt, Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo
2012 On Asphalt, Project Fulfil Art Space, Taipei
2011 Third Realm, Independent project at 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2011 Java’s Machine: Family Chronicle, Selasar Sunaryo, Bandung
2010 Third Realm, Para-site Art Space, Hongkong
2010 Java’s Machine: Phantasmagoria, Osage Gallery, Hongkong
2009 Java’s Machine: Phantasmagoria, Osage Gallery, Singapore
2008 Java’s Machine: Phantasmagoria, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta


2017 Rock The Kasbah, Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris
2015 ROOTS, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
Ural Industrial Biennale, Yekaterinburg, Rusia
Discover Indonesia, Glue Factory, Glasgow
Taiwan Asian Art Biennale, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art
Missing Links, Jim Thompson Art Centre, Bangkok
Ready, Set, Go, Art Centre of Silpakorn University, Bangkok
2014 Instrument Builders Project, ICAN Yogyakarta, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Budi Daya, Malay Heritage Centre, Singapore
Southeast Asian Topology, Project Fulfil Art Space, Taipei
Asian Anarchy Alliance, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Kuandu Museum, Taipei
CAFAM Biennale, Beijing

2013 WE=ME, ASEAN ART EXHIBITION, Art Centre of Silpakorn University, Bangkok
2012 Taboo, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Sidney
Rally, Eko Nugroho and Jompet Kuswidananto, Indonesian Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Taipei Biennale, Taipei Fine Art Museums, Taipei
Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Moscow
Phantoms of Asia, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

2011 Jakarta Biennale, National Gallery, Jakarta
Jogjakarta Biennale XI, Jogja National Museum, Jogjakarta
Global Contemporary, Art Movement Since 1989, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
Indonesian – Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London
Ekspansi, Galeri National, Jakarta
Motion / Sensation, Edwin Gallery, Jakarta
Trans-Figuration: Indonesian mythologies, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris
Negotiating Home, Nation and History, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Closing the Gap, MIFA, Melbourne
Influx, Ruang Rupa, Jakarta

2010 Mental Archieve, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta
Kuandu Biennale, Kuandu museum of fine arts, Taiwan
Art Forte, Gana art Center, Seoul
Media Landscape, Zone East, Contemporary Urban Culture, Liverpool
Contemporaneity, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, China
Loss of the Real, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung
Art HK 10, Hongkong
Asia Art Award Exhibition, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
The Tradition of The New, Shaksi Gallery, Mumbai
2009 Jogjakarta Biennale X, Jogja National Museum, Jogjakarta
Beyond the dutch, Centraal Museum Utrecht, The Netherlands
10th Lyon Biennale, Musee d’art contemporaine, Lyon, France
Perang, Kata dan Rupa, Salihara Gallery, Jakarta
Tradition of the New, Sakshi Gallery, Taipei
Magnetic Power, Coreana Museum of Arts, Seoul, Korea
Biennale Cuvee, OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberosterreich, Austria
Kompilasi, Bus Gallery, Melbourne
Jakarta Biennale, Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta
2008 Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan
Landing Soon, Group exhibition, Erasmus Huis, Jakarta
Manifesto, Group Exhibition, National Gallery, Jakarta
2007 Jogjakarta Biennale, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
‘Equatorial Rhythms’, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
‘OK Video #3, MILITIA’, Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta
‘Anti Aging’, Gaya Fusion Art, Ubud-Bali
2005 Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
CP Bienalle, Indonesian Bank Museum, Jakarta
Revolution Ugly, No Beauty, Cemeti Arts House, Yogyakarta
2004 Insomnia 48, Arts House, Singapore
Move on Asia, SBS 1st Floor Atrium, Korea
Artscope, Selasar Sunaryo Artspace,Bandung
Identities vs Globalization, Chiang Mai art Museum, Bangkok National Art Gallery, Dahlem Museum, Berlin
2003 Transit, 8 views of Indonesia, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Australia
Urban Art Project, Subway Stations, Melbourne, Australia
2002 Worm Fest III, Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore


Jompet studied Communications at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. Originally trained as a musician, Jompet turned to the visual arts and went on to work within the local Yogyakata art community. In 1998 and continuing to the present day, he has worked with ‘Teater Garasi,’ a multidisciplinary collective of artists presenting shows that reflect Indonesian life after the fall of the Suharto regime.

Jompet works across a diverse range of mediums including installation, video, sound, performance and theatre. His works explore Indonesia’s history and the complexities of contemporary life in a globalised world. His practice focuses on issues of politics, colonialism, power and mass mobilisation in the context of post-reformation Indonesia.

In 2014, Jompet garnered a major award for emerging Asian artists, the Prudential Eye Award, for his installation work.

Jompet has taken part in significant national and international exhibitions, including the Yokohama Triennale, 2008; Beyond the Dutch, Centraal Museum Utrecht, 2009; the 10th Lyon Biennale, 2009; Indonesian – Eye, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2011; Phantoms of Asia, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2012; Taboo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; 2012; RALLY: Contemporary Indonesian Art –­ Jompet Kuswidananto & Eko Nugroho, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2012; Taipei Biennale, 2012; Asian Anarchy Alliance, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, 2012; Asian Art Biennale, Taiwan, 2015; and Order and After, Sonica Festival, Glasgow, 2015.

Solo shows include Java’s Machine: Phantasmagoria, Osage Gallery, Singapore and Hong Kong, 2009 and 2010; Third Realm, Para-site Art Space, Hong Kong 2010; Third Realm, site-specific project for the Gervasuti Foundation, 54th Venice Biennale, 2011; On Asphalt, Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo and Project Fulfil Art Space, Taipei, 2012; and Grand Parade, at Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, 2014.


2015 Time is Transient, We are Eternal, in collaboration with Yudi Ahmad Tajudin and Teater Garasi.
2012 Restaurant of many orders, in collaboration with Hiroshi Koike, Japan
2010 Third Bodies, On Embracing the in-between, in collaboration with Yudi Ahmad Tajudin and Teater Garasi.
2009 ‘Garibaba’s Strange World’, Dance Theatre with Pappa Tarahumara and Hiroshi Koike
2006 ‘King’s Witch’, a contemporary orchestra with Tony Prabowo and Garasi Theatre Laboratory
‘Mnemosyne’, Collaborative work of Kunauka Theatre Company Tokyo and Garasi Theatre Laboratory
2002 – 2004 ‘WAKTU BATU’ Series, Theatre performance by Garasi Theatre Laboratory.

2014 Prudential Eye Awards, Installation Category, Singapore
2011 Lecturis Award Finalist, Art Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010 Asia Art Award Finalist, Seoul, South Korea
2008 Academic Art Award, Yogyakarta Institute of Art, Yogyakarta

2015 NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore
2015 Harbour International Art Residency, Darwin
Art Centre of Silpakorn University, Bangkok
2013 San Art Laboratory, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2012 Nagareyama City Lifelong Learning Center, Japan
2010 Geumcheon Art Space, Seoul, South Korea
2007 Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta
2006 Kawasaki Factory, Japan