Timoteus Anggawan Kusno (b. 1989) studied social & political science at Gadjah Mada University and continued to cultural studies at Sanata Dharma University. Timoteus 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. Timoteus deliver his narratives by playing on the fluidity of fantasy and history.
Since 2013, he has been developing an 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. He also 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. He was commissioned as a concept artist for 2014 Indonesia’s Documentary Film Festival. In 2015, he was selected as a resident artist at ARCUS Project, Japan. He is also selected by Asialink for Kerjasama: Reciprocal exchange program in 2016. He will be presenting his project in Equator Biennale this 2017.