FX Harsono


Born in Blitar, East Java – Indonesia.
Lives and works in Jakarta – Indonesia.


1969 – 1974
Studied painting at STSRI ‘ASRI’, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.

1987 – 1991
Studied at IKJ (Jakarta Art Institute).

Professional Experience

1985 – 1997
Lecturer at the Faculty of Art and Design, IKJ (Jakarta Art Institute).

2005 – 2013
Lecturer at the Faculty of Art and Design, Pelita Harapan University, Tangerang – Indonesia.

Solo Exhibitions

Suara (Voice), National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta – Indonesia.

Suara (Voice), Cemeti Art Gallery, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.

Victim, Cemeti Art Gallery, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.

Displaced, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta – Indonesia.
Displaced, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.

Mediamor(e)phosa, Puri GaIllery, Malang – Indonesia.

Titik Nyeri (Point of Pain), Langgeng Icon Gallery, Jakarta – Indonesia.

Aftertaste, Koong Gallery, Jakarta – Indonesia.

The Erased Time, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta – Indonesia.

Testimonies, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.

Writing in The Rain, Tyler Rollins, New York – United State of America.

what we have here perceived as truth/we shall some day encounter as beauty, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.

Things Happen When We Remember (Kita Ingat Maka Terjadilah), Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung – Indonesia.

Beyond Identity, Nexus Arts Gallery, Adelaide – Australia.
Eramus Huis, Jakarta – Indonesia.
The Life and The Chaos Object, Images and words (Kehidupan dan Khaos; Benda, Citra dan Kata-Kata), Eramus Huis, Jakarta – Indonesia.

Gazing in Identity (Menerawang Identitas), ARNDT Fine Art, Gilman Barracks – Singapore.
The Chronicles Of Resilience,
Tyler Rollins, New York – United State of America.

Night Moment, Video ‘Writing in the Rain’ showned at 14 big screen in Times Square.
Midnight Moment,
Times Square Arts, New York – United Stated of America.
Reminiscence, Sullivan & Strumpf, Gillman Barrack – Singapore.

NAMA, Tyler Rollins, New York – United State of America.

JEJAK, Can’s Gallery, Jakarta – Indonesia.

SPINAE | DURI, BAIK Art Jakarta – Indonesia.

Group Exhibitions

Meet 3:3 (3 Indonesian artists, 3 Germany artists), Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta.

Art Document 1999, Kanazu Forest Museum, Kanazu, Japan.
Volume & Form, Singapore.

Reformasi Indonesia, Protest in Beeld, Museum Nusantara, Delft, Netherland.
The Third Kwangju Biennial, Kwangju, Korea.
Setengah Abad Seni Grafis Indonesia, Bentara Budaya, Jakarta.

Membaca Frida Kahlo, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta.
International Print Triennial, Kanagawa, Yokohama, Japan.
Print in The Future, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta

Exploring Vacuum 2, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta.
CP Open Biennale, Jakarta.

Quota 2005, Langgeng Icon Gallery, Jakarta.
Taboo and Transgression in Contemporary Indonesian Art, Herbert F.Johnson of Art Museum, Cornel University, USA.
Text Me, Sharman Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
Eksodus Barang, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Reformasi, Sculpture Square, Singapore.

Out Now, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
The Past Forgotten Time, Cemeti Art House, Jogyakarta, Indonesia.
Anti Aging, Gaya Fusion Contemporary Art Space, Ubud Bali, Indonesia.

Quota 2007, Langgeng – Icon Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Artchipelago Alert, Tonyraka Contemporary Art Gallery, Ubud Bali, Indonesia.
Imagine Affandi, National Archive Centre, Jakarta, Indonesia, Organize by Semarang Gallery.

Highlight, ISI Jogya Nationa Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Art With Accent, Group Exhibition four country China, Japan, Korea and Indoenesia, Guang Zhou, China.
ALLEGORICAL BODIES, A-Art Contemporary space, Tai Pei City, Taiwan 2006.
Res Publicum, Canna Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia.
3rd Nanjing Trienialle, Nanjing, China.
Manifesto, National Gallery, Jakarta – Indonesia.
Space/Spacing, Semarang Gallery, Semarang – Indonesia.

Beyond The Dutch, SCentral Museum, Ultrecht, Netherland.
Face Value, Exhibition of 4 artist, Agus Suwage, Budi Kustarto, Atari rasyid and FX Harsono at SIGIarts, Jakarta, Indonesia.
TechnoSign, Surabaya Art Link, Surabaya, Indonesia.
Milestone, Vanessa Art Link, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Contemporaneity/Contemporary Art in Indonesia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai.
Recent Art From Indonesia: Contemporary Art-Turn, SBinArtPlus, Singapore.
Pleasures of Chaos, Inside New Indoneisan Art, Primo Marella Gallery, Milano, Italy.
Digi(all): Indonesian Contemporary New Media Practices, Umahseni, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Homo Ludens, Emmitan CA Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia.

Edge of Elsewhere, Group exhibition arttist from Australia, Asia and the Pacific at 4A, Sydney, Australia.
Closing The Gap, Melbourne Institute Of Fine Art (MIFA), Melbourne, Australia..
Negotiating Home, History and Nation: Two Decades of Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia 1991-2011, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
Beyond The Self, National Potrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia.
Asia: Looking South, ARNDT Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
NOW INK: A Call For New Perceptions – a special project at 5th SH Contemporary, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai.
4th Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russian.
Beyond The East, Macro, Rome, Italy.

Beyond Geography, By South Asian Visual Art Centre (SAVAC) at Art Toronto, Canada.
What is it to be Chinese?, Group exhibition at Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany.
Encounter, Royal Academy In Asia, Group exhibition at Institute Of Contemporary Art, Lasalle, Singapore.
Edge of Elsewhere, Group exhibition artist from Australia, Asia and the Pacific at 4A, Sydney, Australia.
Archive-Reclaim doc, Group exhibition at National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Migration, ARNDT, Sydney, Australia.
Contemporary Indonesia, Ben Brown Fine Arts London, London, UK.

Concept Context Contestation, Art and the collective in Southeast Asia, Bankok Art And Cultural Center, Bangkok, Thailand.
Seeing Painting: Conversations Before The End of History, Sangkring Art Space, Jogyakarta, Indonesia.
Jogja Biennale XII, Jogja National Museum, Jogyakarta, Indonesia.
Collection: Photograhpy | screenings “Writing in the rain”, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia.
Sip! Indonesian Art Today, Group Show at ARNDT Gallery, Gillman Barracks, Singapore.
Quota 2013, Langgeng Art Foundation, Jogjakarta, Indonesia.
Outspoken, Group show at Biasa Art Space, Bali, Indonesia.
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back – Us and Institution, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China.
Sip! Indonesian Art Today, Group show at ARNDT Gallery, Berlin, germany.
Indonesian Painting I, Group show at Equator Art Project, Singapore.

The Roving Eye, Contemporary Art From Southeast Asia, Arter Space for Art, Istanbul, turkey.
Past traditions / New Voices in Asian Art, Hofstra University Museum, New York, United State of America.
Market Forces 2014, From Conceptualism to Abstraction, Osage Art Foundation & City University of Hongkong.

Videos from South-Easr Asia, Curated by Lola Lenzi, in the framework of Art Paris Art Fair 2015, Grand  Palais and at the Silencio Clun, Paris, France.
Tell me My truth, Group exhibition artists from Australia, Asia and the Pacific at 4A, Sydney, Australia.
20th Biennale Of Sydney, Saydney, Australia.
Art-Jog 2016, Jogja Nationa Museum, Jogyakarta, Indonesia,
BACC International Exhibition: Concept Context Contestation: “art and the collective in Southeast Asia”, Cemeti Art House, Jogyakarta.
Rethingking Home, Group show at New Dakota Art Space, Amsterdam.

Rosa’s Wound, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan.
Sunshower Art from Southeast Asia 1980s Now, National Art Centre Tokyo and Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History, Asia Society, New York, United State of America.
Power & Other Things, Indonesia & ARt 1835 – Now, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium.
Nomadic Traveler, showcases 8 Korean and Indonesian Contemporary artist, Presented by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Korean Cultural Center in Indonesia, the Annual Korea Festival, Edwin Gallery, Jakarta.
In Suspense, Group Show, Roh Projecy, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Sunshower Art from Southeast Asia 1980s Now, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan.
Moving pledges: Art and action in Southeast Asia, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore.

Awkening : Art in Society in Asia, 1960s to 1990s. Museum of Moden Modern Art Tokyo, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seol, Korea. National Gallery of Singapore, Singapore.
Concept Context Contestation, Art and the collective in Southeast Asia, Goethe Institute, Yangoon, Myanmar.
Sunshower Art from Southeast Asia 1980s Now, Kaoshiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Organize by Mori Museum.
Dunia Dalam Berita/ World in News, Macan Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia.

“RAIL”, Jeju 4,3 Peace Memorial Hall, South Korea.
Corporeal/Material: On Performance Art and Photography, ISA Art & Design, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Turn Your Lights On, Suwon Museum of Art, Korea.

“Errata”: Collection Entanglements and Embodied Histories, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiangmai, Thailand.

Integral Historia, Space AfroAsia, Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
Year on Democracies, Smith College Museum of Art, Bedford Terrace, Northampton, US.

Artist in Residences

KITLV, Leiden – Netherland.

The Amsterdam Grafisch Atelier, Amsterdam – Netherland.

School of Art, the South Australian University, Adelaide – Australia.

Public Collection

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Hakata – Japan.
Ullen Foundation Collection, Beijing – People’s Republic of China.
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
National Gallery of Singapore, Singapore.
Sherman Foundation, Sydney – Australia.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne – Australia.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra – Australia.
Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland – Australia.
OHD Museum, Magelang – Indonesia.
Arthub Asia, Far East Far West collection, Shanghai – People’s Republic of China.
The National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta – Indonesia.


Anugrah Adhikarya Rupa 2014 Award, from Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia.

Prince Clause Fund Laureate Award.

Joseph Balestier Award For the Freedom of Art, from U.S. Embassy Singapore, Art Stage Singapore.