Artist : Heri Dono

Heri Dono was born in Jakarta on June 12, 1960. He studied painting at FSR ISI Yogyakarta in 1980 - 1987. He learned wayang ukur ( a kind of puppet ) from Sukasman in 1987 - 1988. Heri Dono is one of Indonesia contemporary artist very active following various residency and exhibition abroad. He joined Asia - Pasifik Triennal of Contemporary Art in 1993 and 2002, Shanghai Biennale in China in 2002, Yokohama Triennale in Japan in 2001, Venice Biennale in 2003. Heri Dono also held many individual exhibitions, among other are Japan Foundation Forum in Tokyo in 2000, Galeri Nasional Indonesia in 2004 and 2008, Walsh Gallery in 2009. He got an award from Prince Klaus Award in 1998, UNESCO Prize in International Art Biennale in Shanghai, China in 2000, and an award in the 2nd Annual Enku Grand Awards in Gifu, Japan in 2002.