Titarubi born in Bandung, Indonesia, in 1968. Studied fine art from the Department of Fine Art, Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology. Her career as an artist started since 1988 and now she lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Titarubi worked with various mediums and her works takes in many forms – sculpture, installation, performance art, happening art, painting, graphics, etc. She also collaborated several times with musician, theater artist, dancer and filmmaker. The issues that attracted her attentions are about body, identity, gender, memory and colonialism.

Her works has been collected and exhibited in Asia and Europe, including Singapore Biennale, ZKM Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe, Germany), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (Darwin, Australia), Busan Biennale Sculpture Project, MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Rome), and Singapore Art Museum.



Departemen of Fine Art, Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia

Solo Exhibitions

“Senyap” Salian Art, Bandung, Indonesia.

“Discourse of The Past” Philo Art Space” Jakarta, Indonesia.

“Burning Boundaries”. Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany.

“Surrounding David”. a commission work of the National Museum of Singapore,Singapore

“Herstory”. Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Kisah Tanpa Narasi”. Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Benih”. Via-Via Cafe, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Bayang-bayang Maha Kecil”. Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Bayang-bayang Maha Kecil Puri”. Art Gallery, Malang, Indonesia

“Bayang-bayang Maha Kecil”. Cemara 6 Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Se[Tubuh] Benda”. Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Yang Kelak Retak” (Will be Going Crack). Infant-Shelter Promotion for Tangerang,West Java, Manufacturing’s Labors Exhibition], Senandika Perempuan Women NGO, Pondok Indah Mall, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Yang Kelak Retak”. Stage Cafe, Ratu Plaza, Jakarta, Indonesia

Group Exhibitions

“Celebrating Diversity #2”, Latar Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia
Europalia – Indonesia, “King of The Sea” at La Boverie Musee d’art modern et d’art contemporain de Liege, Belgium

“Banda: Warisan untuk Indonesia”, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
Artstage Jakarta 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Himalayan Art Camp Exhibition”, Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu, Nepal
“Himalayan Art Camp Exhibition” Pokhara Art Gallery, Pokhara, Nepal

“Singapore Biennale 2016 – An Atlas Mirrors”, Singapore Musem, Singapore
“Universal Influence” Artjog 9,  Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Mencegah Bara”, Galeria Fatahillah, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Celebration of Love : Art & Collectables Auction for a Cause” Singapore
“Infinity in Flux” ARTJOG 15. Taman Budaya Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta. Indonesia
“Art & Toilet”; Bringing Back The Glory of The Past” Galleria Fatahillah, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Art for Cancer”, Ceramics Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Legacies of Power” ARTJOG 14. Taman Budaya Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta. Indonesia

“Suspended Histories”, Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Indonesia National Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.
“Sweet Seventeen: 17 Years ViaVia Jogja”, ViaVia Jogja, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Welcome to the Jungle: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia from the Collection of Singapore Art Museum”, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan.
“Pharmacide Arts: Fake medicine: The Disease of Greed”. Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Britto International Artists’Workshop”, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Shegun Bagicha, Dhaka.
“We Are Asia”, ART STAGE Singepore, SIngapore

“Mommy Dearest”, Via-Via Café, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Faux médicaments”, UNIFAB, Museaum of counterfeit products, Paris, France
“Faux médicaments”, Institut français et MetaHouse, Cambodge
“Marcel Duchamp in Southeast Asia”, Equator Art Projects, Singapore
“FLOW-Indonesian Contemporary Art”, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, German
“Faux médicaments”, Espace et université de pharmacie de Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
“Faux médicaments”, Idecaf, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
“Nagari Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat”. Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
“Reclaim.doc” (Pameran Archive Dr. Melani). Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia.
“A TRIBUTE TO A MENTOR”. Gd. Tribakti, Magelang, Indonesia.
“Faux médicaments”, Université de pharmacie de Vientiane, Laos, Vietnam

“Biennale Jogja XI”
. Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Beyond The East”. Macro (Rome Museum of Contemporary Art), Rome, Italy
“Negotiating Home, History and Nation”. Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
“Membikinnya Abadi”. Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia
“Kuota! Kuota! Kuota!”. Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“1001 Doors: Re-inventing Traditions”. Ciputra Marketing Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Rainbow Asia” Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
“Selamat Datang dari Bawah (Welcome to the Bottom)” colaboration in dance performance, iCAN Art Space ,Yogyakarta & Salihara, Jakarta. Indonesia
“Faith by Chen Hui-Chiao & Titarubi”, Sakshi Gallery Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
“The Anniversary of ARTI Magazine”. Podomoro Park, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Space & Images”. Ciputra World. Jakarta, Indonesia
“Oasis To Be”. Maha Art Gallery. Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
“Masih Ada Gus Dur”. Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Indonesia

“Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale #1”. North Art Space, Ancol, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Deer Andry”. Mess 56, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
“My Body”. Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Kunduran Truck”. Kersan Art Studio, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE) Art Fair”. Vanessa Art Link, 798 District Beijing, China
“10 Perupa Perempuan”. Salihara, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Space/Spacing”. Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia
“Milestone”. Vanessa Art Link Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Membaca kembali Driyarkara: Kemanusiaan, Pendidikan, Kebangsaan” (Dies Natalis Universitas Sanata Dharma ke-53), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Family Life”. Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Red District Project”. Fund Rising Art Exhibition, Koong Gallery Jakarta, Indonesia
“Busan Biennale 2008 Sculpture Project”. APEC Naru Park, Busan, South Korea
Grand Opening of Tembi Contemporary, Tembi Contemporary, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Manifesto. Pameran Besar Seni Rupa Indonesia”. Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
“The Arafura Craft Exchange : Trajectory of Memories Tradition and Modernity in Ceramics”, Museum and Art Gallery of The Nortern Territory (MAGNT), Darwin, Australia

“Biennale Jogja IX 2007: Neo-Nation”. Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Ar[t]chipelago Alert”. Tonyraka Art Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
“Asian International Art Exhibition 22nd: Imagining Asia”. Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia
“Celebr’art’e Fire Boar”. Kupu-Kupu Art Gallery, Jakarta & Bali, Indonesia
“Indonesian Women Artists: The Curtain Opens”. National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Fetish Art Object”. Biasa Art Space, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
“Kalam & Peradaban”. Pameran Seni Visual Post-Kaligrafi, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves”. ZKM, Kalsruhe, Germany
“China International Gallery Exposition”. Vanessa Art Link, Beijing, China
“World Social Forum” Kasarani, MOI International Sport Center, Nairobi, Kenya
“Indonesian Contemporary Artnow”. Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Jogja Sketsavagansa”. T aman Budaya Y ogyakarta, Y ogyakarta, Indonesia

“Common Link”. Vanessa Art Link, Chao Yang District Beijing, China
“Singapore Biennale 2006”. Singapore
“Masa dan Tanda-Tanda”. Vanessa Art Link, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Quota 2005”. Icon Langgeng Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Biennale Jogja VIII: Di Sini & Kini”. Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Summit Event Bali Biennale: Space and Scape”. Bali, Indonesia
“Urban/Culture: CP International Biennale 2005”. Museum Bank Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Transindonesia: Scoping Culture in Contemporary Indonesia Art”. The Govett- Brewster Art Gallery, New Zeland
“Lifestyle”. Danes Art Veranda, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
“Makan Senirupa Makan”. Sewon, Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“The Art Soul”. Plaza Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Barcode”. Gedung Societet T aman Budaya, Y ogyakarta, Indonesia
“Merahnya Merah” Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Transformasi: Identitas-identitas Peralihan”. University Centre of Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Good Morning Meneer!” Pekan Budaya Hindie Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Objecthood”. Gedung Societet, T aman Budaya Y ogyakarta, Y ogyakarta, Indonesia
“Pameran Seni Keramik Muda Indonesia”. National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta
“Menimbang ‘Dunia’ Perempuan”. Gedung Societet, T aman Budaya Y ogyakarta, Indonesia
“Exodus Barang”. Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

“All You Need is Love”. Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Girl Talk” Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Modernization & Urbanization Maronnier”. Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
“Fusion Strength” Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Indonesia

“Women Exhibition”. JakArt (Jakarta Art) Festival, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Jejak Tanah dan Api: The 3000th Years Terracotta in Indonesia”. National Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Flying Trough the Wall: Palu Art Forum”. Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia

“Media dalam Media”. National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
“A Million Bodies”. Makassar Art Forum, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia

“Plastic (& Other Waste)”. Chulangkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
“Missing and Silent”. Lontar Art Gallery, Indonesia Alliance for Better Earth and Human Life Jakarta, Indonesia

“Ceramic Exhibition”. Times Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia 1992
“Seni Keramik dan Grafis”. Gedung YPK, Bandung, Indonesia 1991
“Ceramic c\Craft Exhibition”. Bandung, Indonesia 1990
Plaza Education and Culture Departement Building, Jakarta, Indonesia 1989
“Ekspresi”. The Japan Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia 1988
Nikko Art Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia

Other Art Projects

Himalayan Art Camp, Residensi program Kathmandu- Pokhara- Patan, Nepal

“Une Larme- Sebutir Air Mata”, Performance at Britto International Artists’Workshop, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Shegun Bagicha, Dhaka. 2010

Artistic director of “The History of Chidren Movement”, an exhibition on the 30th years of children movement in Indonesia. Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Installation works for “Shakuntala”, a theater directed by Naomi Srikandi. French Cultural Center of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

“A Million Bodies”, a performance. Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Installation works and assistant artistic director for Garin Nugroho’s film “Opera Java”

Installation work for “Succession to Private Space”, a dance choreographed by Fitri Setianingsih. Solo Dance Festival, Taman Budaya Surakarta, Solo, Indonesia

“A Million Bodies”, a performance. Makassar Art Forum, Makassar, Indonesia

Earth Day ’98 performance. Cemara 6 Cafe Gallery & Indonesia Alliance for Better Earth and Human Life, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Ode for Abducted and Missed Students”, a performance on Erick Yusuf’s music. Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Destroying”, a happening art at 24 hours Dieter Marc music performance, Padjajaran University, Bandung, Indonesia

“Labyrinth”, a performance on Erick Yusuf music installation, Forum October, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia

“Tubuh-tubuh Luruh”, installation and performance (sound by Erick Yusuf, Hafiel, and Arahmaiani), Forum October, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia

“Jemuran Sampah”, installation and performance, Pertemuan Seni Dago Bengkok, Bandung, Indonesia

Public colletions

2014  Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2013  Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2010  Hong Djien Contemporary Art Museum, Magelang, Indonesia
2008  APEC Naru Park, Busan, South Korea
2007  National Museum of Singapore


Commission Works

2016  Singapore Biennale, Singapore
2013  Vanloon Museum, Amsterdam, Netherland
2008  APEC Naru Park (public collection) Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
2007  National Museum of Singapore


One of The Best Gallery Show the Art Asia Pacific Art Magazine, for solo show in Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany


  • Founder and director at Studio Biru. Studio Biru is an aid center to help survivors of Yogyakarta’s earthquake in 2006. Coordinated more than a hundred volunteers over four months with more than ten thousands logistical support points, five hundreds temporary houses, twelve craftsmen’s workshop, nine schools, a thousand free tetanus vaccines and mobile ‘POSYANDU’ stations. In 2010 Studio Biru became an aid center to help survivors of mount Merapi’s eruption. At this moment is to offer clean water and sanitation system for survivor shelters. It’s called the 100 Water Tanks Project. Providing temporary toilets and logistical support.
  • Founder of iCAN (Indonesia Contemporary Art Network) an art institution working on science and public education by hosting discussions, exhibitions, performances, supporting author, book publishing and organize workshops for artists and communities.


1001 Doors: Reinterpreting Traditions published by Jakarta Contemporary

Ceramic Art, In Between: Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale #1 published by North Art Space
Space & Image published Ciputra Group & Heri Pemad Art Management

Kunduran Truk published by Kersan Art Studio

Avant-Garden: Busan Biennale 2008 Sculpture Project published by The Busan Biennale Organizing Committee
Milestone published by Vanessa Art Link Gallery
Space/Spacing published by Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery
Red District Project published by Koong
Biennale Jogja IX 2007: Neo-Nation published by Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
Ar[t]chipelago Alert published by Tonyraka Art Gallery

Herstory published by the artist
Celebr’art’e Fire Boar published by Kupu-Kupu Art Gallery
Indonesian Woman Artist: The Curtain Opens published by Yayasan Seni Rupa Indonesia
Kalam & Peradaban published by Jogja Gallery
Kisah Tanpa Narasi published by the artist & Cemeti Art House
Indonesian Contemporary Art Now published by Nadi Gallery
Jogja Sketsavagansa published by T aman Budaya Y ogyakarta
Singapore Biennale 2006 published by Singapore Biennale

Urban/Culture. 2nd CP Biennale 2005 published by CP Foundation

Trans Indonesia published by the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Menimbang ‘Dunia’ Perempuan published by Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
Lifestyle published by Danes Art Veranda
Eksodus Barang published by Nadi Gallery

Transformasi: Identitas-identitas Peralihan published by Unit Seni Rupa Universitas Gadjah Mada
Pameran Seniman Keramik Muda Indonesia published by Galeri Nasional Indonesia
Bayang Bayang Maha Kecil published by the artist
Merahnya Merah published by Nadi Gallery
Objecthood published by T aman Budaya Y ogyakarta

All You Need Is Love published by Nadi Gallery

Se[Tubuh] published by the artist

Book Citations

Gelaran Almanak Seni Rupa Jogja 1999-2009 by Muhidin M. Dahlan et.al. Yogyakarta: Gelaran Budaya

Subverting Power and Desire: Essays on Titarubi’s Surrounding David by Antariksa and Enin Supriyanto. Yogyakarta: Indonesia Contemporary Art Network

Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves by Nancy Adajania. Karlsruhe: ZKM and Hatje Cantz Verlag
Indonesia Woman Artist: The Curtain Opens by Carla Bianpoen, Farah Wardani and Wulan Dirgantoro. Jakarta: Yayasan Seni Rupa Indonesia
Indonesian Contemporary ArtNow by Marc Bollansee and Enin Supriyanto. Singapore: SNP Editions

Modern Indonesian Art, From Raden Saleh to the Present Day by Koes Karnadi. Denpasar, Bali: Koes Art Books