Ignatia Nilu (B — Salatiga, Indonesia, 26th August 1988)

Curators, writer, cultural producer & makers based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Her main interest is interdisciplinary collaborative projects with innovative aspect for society. She interests in creating alternative channels of art & society various tools & experiment space.


Career & Position held to date

2007 – 2013 : International Relation, social and politics faculty (BA), University of Pembangunan Nasional ‘Veteran’ (UPN), Yogyakarta

2009 : Archivist at Indonesian Visual Art Archieve, Published at Seni Rupa dan Gender

2011-2012 : Manager at Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta
2012-2013 : Executive Director at Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta 2014- present : Artistic Director at Prison Art Foundation, Yogyakarta

2012 : Forum Kurator Muda, Cemeti Art Foundation — Young Curator Forum

2014-2015 : Founding Member, Program Manager, SaRanG Building, Yogyakarta

2014-present : Artistic consorsium for ArtJog, Yogyakarta

2014-present : Associate Curators at greenhost boutique hotel, Yogyakarta

2015 : Founding member, Transformaking Festival

2016 : Founding member, Kongsi Benang Collective

2018 : Founding member, WAT Studio

2018-present : curator boards, art bali building, Nusa Dua, bali

2015-present : Associate curator, ARTJOG, Yogyakarta

2018-present : founder and board members, WAT Studio

2018-present : Program Director, Jogja National Museum


Selected Projects / Program/ Curatorial :

2012 – 2013

The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar, Colonialization of sugar history Projects. Collaboration within Noorderlicht Photography ( Gronigen, Netherlands) — Ruang Rupa (Jakarta, Indonesia) & Langgeng Art Foundation (Yogyakarta, Indonesia).


De Vrouw, Retrospective show of Kolloniale Tentonsteling, Gallery Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia
  2. Memajang Boleh Saja Asal Ada Maksudnya, Forum Ceblang-Ceblung, Sarang Building, Yogyakarta
  3. Program Coordinator & Moderator for Biennale Equator XIII blueprints FGD’s, Biennale Indonesia


  1. Dance of Luminaries, Betty Susiardja’s residency based show, Sarang Building, Yogyakarta
  2. Polychromatics, A Drawing Exhibition of 24 most leading visual artist in Indonesia, Green Art Space — Greenhost boutique hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  3. ArtJog | 8, “Infinity In Flux”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  4. VOLUMES, Galuh Anindita’s Ceramic Show, Green Art Space — Greenhost boutique hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  5. Transformaking Exhibition, International Summit on Critical Makers 2015, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  6. Towards The Days of Tomorrow, A group show of abstract painting — Greenhost boutique hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  7. Awards : Finalist at Afsnit I Festival, Stenlose, Denmarks.


  1. Rebel Behel, Collaboration with Eko Nugroho X DGTMB ; A group show of new emerging Indonesian artist — Greenhost boutique hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  2. Journey, A Retrospective exhibition of Bob Yudhita Agung “Bob Sick” & Widi Benang — Greenhost boutique hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  3. Bad News From The Future, A New Media group show — Krack! Studio & Galery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  4. Things, Human & Their Celebration, A group show of object works — Greenhost boutique hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  5. ARTJOG|9 “Universal Influence” — Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  6. YOU; Conversation #15, A group show of Sanggar Dewata Indonesia — Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia


  1. Pilgrimage to the earth, Dian Panyalai Koto’s ceramic solo show — Greenhost boutique hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  2. Duplex — Duo Exhibition Soni Irawan & Yustoni Voluntero, Nathan Art Space
  3. A Quiet Universe — Solo Exhibition of Riki Antoni, Greenhost Boutique Hotel, Yogyakarta
  4. Faux Utopia #1: Living Lab Vol.1 — A Group Show, Greenhost Boutique Hotel, Yogyakarta
  5. Everything in Between — Solo Exhibition of Widi Pangestu, Indonesian Contemporary Art Networks,Yogyakarta
  6. ARTJOG|10 — Changing Perspective, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta
  7. Writing From The World — A Group Show of Indonesian Poet, Greenhost Boutique 
Hotel, Yogyakarta


  1. Landscape of Memories — A Solo Show of Wayan Novi, Art Porters, Singapore
  2. Genesis — Zulfian Amrullah Solo Show, Greenhost Boutique hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  3. ARTJOG-11 “Enlightenment” — Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta Indonesia
  4. ART Bali “Beyond The Myths” — Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.
  5. Celebration of The Future, A group Show of Indonesian young artist, Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia


  1. Curatorial research about “Curator position & practice within museum, artspace & artist initiatives in Denmarks”— Copenhagen, 2015
  2. Kultur Kontakt Residency on Cultural Educator focus program on Media and digital art, Vienna, Austria, 2018


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