Tintin Wulia


Born 23 November 1972 in Denpasar, Indonesia. Lives and works in Brisbane, Australia



PhD (Art) RMIT University, Melbourne


Bachelor of Engineering (Architecture), Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Indonesia


Bachelor of Music (Film Scoring), Berklee College of Music, USA

Selected Solo Exhibitions 


1001 Martian Homes, Indonesia Pavilion, 57th La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

Make Your Own Passport, MetroSquash, Chicago

Terra Incognita, et cetera, Children’s Museum of Art and Social Justice, Chicago


Fives Tonnes of Homes and Other Understories (part of Trade/Trace/Transit, 2014-2016, Osage Gallery/booth3E14, Encounters, Art Basel Hong Kong


Untold Movements, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Australia


“Everything’s OK”, Subjektive Projektionen, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany (screening)


Deconstruction of a Wall, Ark Galerie, Indonesia


Invasion, Motive Gallery, Netherlands


Plug In #21: "Everything's OK", part of Plug In: Re-imagining the Collection, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (screening)

Selected Group Exhibitions/Screenings


Brusied: Art Action and Ecology in Asia, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne


Green Room: Material Politics, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

Under the Influence: Books that Inspire Artists, Asia Art Archive/booth P7, Art Basel Hong Kong

Beyond Boundaries: Globalisation and Identity, Liechtenstein National Museum, Liechtenstein

Maintenance Works, Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society, Yogyakarta

Net Present Value: Art, Capital, Futures, Art Stage Singapore


Make Your Own Passport, part of Next City World Stage exhibition at Habitat III United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development, Quito, Ecuador

Más allá del sonido, Museo de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Koneksi-Connectie: Rethinking Home, Nieuw Dakota, Netherlands

Seismograph: Sensing the City – Art in the Urban Age, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore


Global Imaginations, Museum de Lakenhal, Netherlands

Whose Game Is It?, Royal College of Art, United Kingdom

Border Cultures: Part Three (security, surveillance), Art Gallery of Windsor, Canada


The Instrument Builders Project, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

Infinite Challenge, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Thailand


ONCE UPON A TIME... The Collection Now, Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands (ongoing)

Biennale Jogja XII, Indonesia

11th Sharjah Biennale, UAE


7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Australia

9th Gwangju Biennale: Roundtable, South Korea

What a Wonderful World: visions of contemporary Asian art of the world today, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan


The Global Contemporary: Art Worlds after 1989, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Germany

4th Moscow Biennale: Rewriting Worlds, Russia

Transfigurations: Indonesian Mythologies, Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, France


Manifesto of a New Aesthetics: Seven Artists from Indonesia, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore

Last Words: Asian Traffic, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Australia

The Problem of Asia, Para/Site Art Space at Chalk Horse, Australia


Beyond the Dutch, Centraal Museum, Netherlands

38th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (screening)

Jakarta Biennial XIII: Arena, Indonesia


Coffee, Cigarettes and Pad Thai: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia, Eslite Gallery, Taiwan

Be[com]ing Dutch, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands

Landing Soon #5, Cemeti Art House, Indonesia


Geopolitics of the Animation, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Spain

WRO07, 12th International Media Art Biennale, Poland

Mapping the City, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Netherlands (screening)


Hiding City, Seeking City, FACT at Liverpool Biennial, UK (screening)

Trial Balloons, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain  

Archipeinture, Le Plateau, France (screening)


Spaces and Shadows, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Germany

2nd Yokohama Triennial: Art Circus (Jumping from the Ordinary) with Flying Circus Project, Japan

9th Istanbul Biennial: Istanbul, Turkey

Selected Awards. Residencies, and Commissions


Jackman Goldwasser Residency, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

Trade/Trace/Transit produced, in residency, with the support of Australia Council for the Arts, Australia and Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong


Slade School of Fine Art residency as part of the Transcultural Art Network, London, United Kingdom

Untold Movements commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia, with the support of Keir Foundation


Australia Council for the Arts Creative Australia Fellowship 2014-2016

Australia Council for the Arts New Work – Mid Career grant

Arts Queensland Individuals Fund, Australia, for self-initiated residency series with Art Gallery of Windsor, Canada; Immigrant Movement International/Queens Museum, USA and La Galería de Comercio, Mexico


Babel produced in cooperation with Yayasan Biennale Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE

Biennale Jogja XII Residency, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE


Eeny Meeny Money Moe, produced in cooperation with Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Australia

Nous ne notons pas les fleurs, Gwangju, produced in cooperation with Gwangju Biennale Foundation, South Korea


The Butterfly Generator, produced in cooperation with ZKM Center for Art and Media, Germany, and Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong

Nous ne notons pas les fleurs, Fort Ruigenhoek, produced in cooperation with Kaap/Stichting Storm, Netherlands

(Re)Collection of Togetherness – stage 6 and Fallen, produced in cooperation with Louis Vuitton Malletier, France


Khoj Bihar, residency, Khoj International Workshop, India

Lure, produced in cooperation with Osage Gallery, Hong Kong


Landing Soon #5, residency, Cemeti Art House, Indonesia

Selected Collections

Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands 

Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 

Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Australia 

He Xiangning Art Museum, China

Selected Bibliography

The Global Contemporary and the Rise of the New Art Worlds, 2013, MIT Press, ISBN 9-7802-6251-8345 

APT7, the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, 2012, ISBN 9-7819-2150-3375 

Plug In to Play, 2009, ISBN 9-7890-7014-9994 

Globos Sonda/Trial Balloons, 2006, ISBN (MUSAC) 84-935132-3-7 

Istanbul – 9th International Istanbul Biennial, 2005, ISBN 975-7363-44-8