Albert Yonathan Setyawan

b. 1983 in Bandung, Indonesia
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

Albert Yonathan Setyawan is an Indonesian contemporary ceramic artist. Concerned with repetitions—why we form patterns in daily life, as well as the materiality and genealogy of clay in cultural context, Setyawan has built an artistic practice in the field of contemporary ceramic art. He translates his conceptual ideas into various mediums including drawing, multi-media installation, performance and video documentation.

Setyawan earned his MFA degree in Visual Art from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. Following that, he moved to Kyoto, Japan, to continue his research in contemporary ceramic art at Kyoto Seika University, where he received his doctoral degree. He participated in several major exhibitions such as the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013; SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, in 2017; and Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia at the National Gallery of Australia, ACT Canberra, in 2019. ​


Country: Indonesia