I am an artist and activist based in Indonesia.
My works include writings and performance works using aesthetics as a framework for investigating the questions of how everyday life images, sounds, languages as such retroact to politics.
Co-Founder and Chairperson
2017 - present
Peretas is an intersectional, cross-borders women’s collective that focuses on bringing together women working in the arts, with the goals of reviving values and cultivating strategies that foster the criticism and imagination needed to encourage social change within the art and cultural movement as well as the larger movement.
Our aim is also to increase the visibility and participation of women and non-gender-conforming persons by establishing creative space and adopting suitable technology that will enable each person involved to empower themselves and others.
We envision ourselves as a hub that will facilitate an organic network of women and non-gender-conforming persons working in the arts throughout the country and eventually tap ourselves into the art communities in the region and globally.
Teater Garasi/Garasi Performance Institute
Associate Artistic Director (2014 - 2016)
Program Manager (2010 - 2014)
Artist (1994 - 2016)
Teater Garasi is a multidisciplinary artist collective, based in Yogyakarta-Indonesia, that explores and devises many possibilities in performing arts creation as part of an attempt to read, unveil, and understand changes happening in the ever transforming-world. Teater Garasi/Garasi Performance Institute is a 2013 Prince Claus Laureate, awarded, among other things, “for their adventurous spirit and groundbreaking work in stimulating performance arts in South East Asia.”
Garasi Performance Institute is an initiative of the collective (Teater Garasi), which aims to create and encourage a sustainable creative environment for performing artists in Indonesia and Asia by means of knowledge sharing and dissemination, performance production and laboratory, archiving and publishing, and artist-in-residence programs. As an initiative, Garasi Performance Institute is an attempt to expand and institutionalise Teater Garasi’s years of experiences on knowledge production and collective creation.
Gadjah Mada University
S-1 Communication Studies, Faculty of Social and Political Studies in Gadjah Mada University.
National Book Committee's Writer-in-residence
Writer-in-residence in Hanoi, Vietnam, sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia for the National Book Committee's Writer-in-residence program 2017.
Das Arts Master School of Theater
Artist-in-residence hosted by Das Arts Master School of Theater, Amsterdam, the Netherlands sponsored by Hivos, Doen Foundation, and the Foundation of Performing Arts Netherlands.
Hooyong Performing Arts Centre
Artist-in-residence hosted by Hooyong Performing Arts Centre, Wonju, Republic of Korea sponsored by Hooyong Performing Arts Centre and Kelola Foundation.
Say No More
Writer and Performer
Casting and Associate Director
Producer, Director and Playwright
Producer, Director and Writer
Di Cong Bak
Indonesian Translator, Actor
Indonesian Translator, Actor
Writer and Co-editor
20 Cerpen Indonesia Terbaik 2009
20 Cerpen Indonesia Terbaik 2008