Dito Yuwono

b. 1985, Indonesia
Lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Dito Yuwono is interested in the narrative of how a space is interwoven with politics, whether it is a domestic space or a public sphere. His works address social issues through the production of site-specific work, video, photography, and audio-visual installations. In his practice, he uses a form of storytelling with a personal approach to subtly grasp the bigger picture of the socio-political environment.

Dito has completed numerous residencies as part of his artistic practice at institutions such as The Northern Territory Center for Contemporary Art, Australia; Ruangrupa, Jakarta; Jatiwangi Art Factory, Indonesia; GOLEB & Het Wilde Weten, The Netherlands; and TIFA Working Studios, India. His work has been exhibited in Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, United States; Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival 2017; Cemeti Institute for Art and Society, Indonesia; ISCP New York, United States; and Jakarta International Photo Festival 2022.

In 2011, he co-founded ‘LIR’, an art institution turned curator-collective consisting of Mira Asriningtyas and Dito Yuwono. One of LIR’s most recent project is ‘900mdpl’ (Kaliurang – 2017, 2019, & 2021), a long-term site-specific project in Kaliurang, Indonesia – an aging resort village under an active volcano, with the aim of preserving collective memory of the space. In 2020, he was appointed as program director for ‘Ruang MES56’, the longest running contemporary photography collective in South East Asia (Yogyakarta – Indonesia).

Biography information courtesy of the artist, August 2023

Country: Indonesia
Social Media: @ditoyuwono