Timoteus Anggawan Kusno

Timoteus Anggawan Kusno
b. 1989, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Lives and works between Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Timoteus Anggawan Kusno is an artist who composes and presents his works in various mediums, including installations, drawings, moving images, and institutional interventions. He renders narratives that stretch in the liminality of fiction and history, imagination and memory. Kusno draws questions on the coloniality of power and what remains left unseen. He often uses the (meta)fictional approach to reflect the medium’s role in narratology. He reflexively and critically examines the subtle significance of editing and production structure. By this method, he questions “history-making” and its relation to power, ideology, and “ignorance”.

He has been commissioned and shown his work internationally in several cultural institutions and biennales, including the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the Netherlands; the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) Seoul, South Korea; Mumbai City Museum, India; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Taipei Taiwan; Center for Fine Art Brussels, Belgium; Biennale Jogja XIV Equator #4: Indonesia-Brazil, 13th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, and Videonale 19, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany, among others. His artworks are also part of the museum collection at MMCA Seoul, Korea, and MoCA Taipei, Taiwan. Along with his artistic practice, since 2013, he has also been developing the Centre for Tanah Runcuk Studies. This (fictional) institution project conducts experimental studies on a (lost) territory in the Dutch East Indies called Tanah Runcuk, involving historians, ethnographers, fellow artists, curators, and writers. Currently, Kusno is doing his PhD at the University of Amsterdam.


Country: Indonesia
Social Media: @takusno