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.

Art Residencies
2015
2016

2017
ARCUS Project, Moriya, Ibaraki, Japan
KERJASAMA, Artback NT, Alice Springs, Australia,
KERJASAMA, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
MUSEU DO ORIENTE, Lisbon, Portugal *upcoming
Grants
2016
ASIALINK, Australia

Shortlisted
2017
ARTRAKER BIENNAL AWARD, Malta – London

Commissioned Work
2014
2017
INDONESIA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
HACKING THE MEMORY OF YOU, Galeri Gejayan, Library of Sanata Dharma University, Indonesia

Selected Exhibitions & Art Projects
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Equator Biennale 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia *upcoming
Power and Other Things, Europalia, Bozar, Brussel, Belgium, *upcoming
Art for Peace, Artraker Biennale Prize, St. James Cavalier, Malta & London *upcoming
Tony Albert & Timoteus Anggawan Kusno, Duo Exhibition, Sullivan+Strumpf, Gillman Barrack, Singapore
Art Stage Singapore 2017, Singapore
Inside/Outside Skin: Beyond Masculinity, Ark Galerie, Yogyakarta Indonesia
FBB: If All the Moons Aligned, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Kerjasama: Reciprocal, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
125 in 110 zone, Watchthisspace, Alice Springs, Australia
I Forgot What I Remember, Arcus Project, Ibaraki, Japan
Liminal, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Ethnography Exhibition by Centre for Tanah Runcuk Studies: Memoar Tanah Runcuk
(Solo exhibition of Timoteus Anggawan Kusno), Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Arte 2014: Indonesia Arts Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia
Playing Catch with The Fleeting: Carnaval of 20 Years of Teater Garasi, Ark Galerie, Yogyakarta & Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, Indonesia
Journey, thematic concept for Festival Film Dokumenter 2014, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Pertemuan Kedua, PSBK, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Kota Untuk Manusia (City for Human), urban art project, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Les Tonnerres de Brest 2012, Brest, France
Basta Man, thematic concept for Festival Film Dokumenter 2012, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Mengintip Laut, Center Culturel Français de Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Prahara Rumah Tangga, performance workshop, Proyek Kodok Ijo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
What’s Good Today? (Solo exhibition), Via-via, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Tribute to Sapto Raharjo, YGF, Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
A Girl on The Run, musical-theatre, Center Culturel Français de Yogyakarta, Indonesia Sumbu Roda, House for Sale, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Magic Tree: The End of Conversation, Public on The Move Program, Biennale X Jogja, Indonesia
Jogja Deathmatch, with Trilogy Monster Logos, Roomate Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Ini Baru Ini, Viviyip Artroom, Jakarta, Indonesia
Trilogi Monster Logos, Indonesia Visual Art Archive, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Hijau-Hitam, Fort Vredeburg, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Shout Out!, Yogyakarta Art Festival XIX, Culture Window of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Biennale Jogja IX Neo Nation, Jogja National Art Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Filmography
2016
2012
旅行鞄 (Ryoko Kaban), short documentary, director & writer
Antenna, short film / experimental film performance, director

ARTWORKS

Gravel in Our Shoes (2016)
Lost and Found and Lost and What Department (2016)
Tropika Selekta (2016)
I Forgot What I Remember (ARCUS Project 2015)
anatomy of the (lost) memory (2015)
memoar tanah runcuk (2014)
meat, magic, machine (2013)
videos