Agung Kurniawan

Indonesia / ROH

Agung Kurniawan (b. 1968, Jember, Indonesia) is a Yogyakarta-based multidisciplinary artist working with drawings, installations, and in more recent years, performances, theater, and happening arts. He looks at the socio-political as well as historical aspects of trauma and tragedy situated in a place or a nation by unraveling the stories from first-hand sources and recounting them with his own imaginative narration.

Kurniawan has been developing a new series of striking works that interweave complex layers of history and narrative with fiction based off of his ongoing interest in the Indonesian reformation period of 1965.