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Heri Dono

Heri Dono


Born in Jakarta in 1960, Heri Dono is a leading Yogyakarta-based artist and the first Indonesian to break into the global art scene during the early 1990s. Heri Dono is well known for his installations, many of which are inspired by his experiments with wayang, the complex shadow puppet theater of Java. wayang performances comprise a number of artistic and non-artistic elements. Heri Dono merges these into a narrative and more generic interpretation of wayang , to which he also adds multimedia components. Such creative efforts express Heri Dono’s interest in revitalizing arts that are deeply rooted in Indonesian traditions. In his installations and performances, Heri Dono effectively harnesses the potential of performativity and interactivity to engage in complementary dialogue with audiences.



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