• Heri Dono

Heri Dono

Heri Dono born in Jakarta 1960, is a Yogyakarta-based contemporary artist, and the first Indonesian to break into the global art scene during the early 1990s. Since his early career, he has traveled around the world to exhibit and respond to workshop invitations from various countries. Heri Dono is well known in the international contemporary arts community for his installation works, many of which were inspired by his experiments with wayang, the complex shadow puppet theater of Java. In his paintings, Heri Dono makes the most use of wild deformations and freestyle fantasies out of which emerge characters from the wayang stories. To this he adds his profound knowledge and interest in childrens’ cartoons, animation films, and comics. Heri Dono’s canvases are always filled with astonishing characters that intertwine both fantastic and absurd stories. Into these, Heri Dono will sometimes insert his own critical remarks on socio-political issues in Indonesia and abroad.


Collective Exhibition at Biasa Artspace Bali
11 July - 8 August, 2013

  • Heri Dono artwork The Execution 1995

    The Execution

    Media : Metal, fiberglass, fabric, electronic devices, automatic timer
    Year : 1995

it’s just an exhibition

Collective Exhibition at Biasa Artspace Bali
14 December 2012 - 05 February 2013

  • Heri Dono-The Head of Gamelan

    The Head of Gamelan

    media : wood, sound, aluminium, brass, mechanical system
    size : variable dimension
    year : 2009

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