Titarubi studied ceramics art at the Faculty of Fine Art and Design ITB that she finished in 1997. After graduation, not only has Titarubi been working with ceramic medium, she has also been creating some installations using a variety of media. Her artworks have been shown in different kinds of collaborative and biennale exhibitions in Indonesia and overseas. Besides that, she has involved in collective works of art and some humanitarian activities. Tita organizes an Art Management called I-Can located in Yogyakarta. Her artwork shown in this exhibition is one of her earlier works from her solo exhibition in 2003 and 2004 titled Bayang-bayang Maha Kecil (Super-tiny Shadows). It is in a form of a young child consisting of the head and both palms. Arabic letters are written all over its surface done by engraving them. This artwork is inspired by reflections of her experiences related to her two daughters. A story of a child is always in a woman’s story, the mother who gave birth to the child. This artwork also reflects different things that put colours to her experiences, ranging from doubts, faith, to hopes she has. In her early artworks, she generally brought up issues on body, especially female’s body, which is related to the construction built in the community giving meanings to it. Her criticism and contemplation are presented through different media explored in the same intensity. If she chooses ceramic as a medium, it is mainly because the meanings that she wants to deliver through this medium are attached to their physical and cultural meanings. Overall, her artworks show her determination to find the in-depth meanings, to initiate criticisms, to show reflections on issues of humanity.


” Bayang-Bayang Maha Kecil”
(serial 9 of 9)
130 x 40 x 40 cm
Ceramic, MDF, Acrylic and Lamp


Exhibition View



Born Bandung, Indonesia, 1968

Bandung Institute of Technology Faculty of Art and Design, Ceramic Studio (Fine Art) Bandung, Indonesia (1987-1997)

Surrounding David Commission work of the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore_

Herstory Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Kisah Tanpa Narasi Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Benih Via-Via Cafe, Yogyakarta, Indonesia_
Bayang-bayang Maha Kecil Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Bayang-bayang Maha Kecil Puri Art Gallery, Malang, Indonesia

Bayang-bayang Maha Kecil Cemara 6 Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Se[Tubuh] Benda Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Yang Kelak Retak (Will be Going Crack) Exhibition for Infant-Shelter for_Manufacturing’s Labors in Tangerang, Senandika Perempuan (Consortium of Woman_NGOs), Pondok Indah Mall, Jakarta, Indonesia
Yang Kelak Retak, Stage Cafe, Ratu Plaza, Jakarta, Indonesia

My Body Andi’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
ART Taipei Vanessa Art Link, Taipei
Kunduran Truk Kresan Art Studio, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
The Exhibition of 10 Women Artists Commemorates the International Women’s Day_and Indonesia’s Kartini Day. Salihara, Jakarta, Indonesia
Milestones Vanessa Art Link, Jakarta, Indonesia
The Spirits of Interaction Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, Indonesia

Membaca Kembali Driyarkara Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Family Life Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Red District Project Koong Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Avant-Garden: Busan Biennale 2008 Sculpture Project Busan, Korea Selatan
Coffee, Cigarettes and Pad Thai: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
The Arafura Craft Exchange: Trajectory of Memories Tradition and Modernity in Ceramics The Museum and Art Gallery of the Nortern Territory, Darwin, Australia
Space/Spacing Galeri Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia
Manifesto. Pameran Besar Seni Rupa Indonesia National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Tembi Contemporaries Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duet Galeri Tondi, Medan, Indonesia

Neo-Nation. Biennale Jogja IX 2007 Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Ar[t]chipelago Alert Tonyraka Art Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
Imagining Asia. The 22nd Asian International Art Exhibition Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia
Celebr’art’e Fire Boar Kupu-Kupu Art Gallery, Jakarta & Bali, Indonesia
Indonesian Women Artists: The Curtain Opens National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Fetish Art Object Biasa Art Space, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Kalam & Peradaban. Pameran Seni Visual Post-Kaligrafi, Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves ZKM, Kalsruhe, Germany
China International Gallery Exposition Vanessa Art Link, Beijing, China_
World Social Forum Kasarani, MOI International Sport Center, Nairobi, Kenya_
Indonesian Contemporary Artnow, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Jogja Sketsavagansa Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Common Link Vanessa Art Link, Chao Yang District Beijing, China
Singapore Biennale 2006 Singapore
Masa dan Tanda-Tanda Vanessa Art Link, Jakarta, Indonesia

Quota 2005 Icon Langgeng Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Di Sini & Kini. Biennale Jogja VIII Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Summit Event Bali Biennale-Space and Scape Bali, Indonesia
Urban/Culture. CP International Biennale 2005 Museum Bank Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Transindonesia: Scoping Culture in Contemporary Indonesia Art The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand
Lifestyle Danes Art Veranda, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Makan Senirupa Makan Sewon, Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia_2004 The Art Soul Plaza Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia
Barcode Gedung Societet Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Merahnya Merah Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Transformasi: Identitas-identitas Peralihan University Centre of Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Good Morning Meneer! Pekan Budaya Hindie Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Objecthood. Contemporary Craft Exhibition Gedung Societet, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Pameran Seni Keramik Muda Indonesia National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta
Menimbang ‘Dunia’ Perempuan Gedung Societet, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Exodus Barang Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

All You Need is Love Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Girl Talk Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Modernization & Urbanization Maronnier Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Women Exhibition. JakArt (Jakarta Art) Festival, Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta,_Indonesia
Fusion Strength Langgeng Gallery, Magelang, Indonesia

Jejak Tanah dan Api. 3000th Years Terracotta in Indonesia, National Museum, _Jakarta, Indonesia
Flying Trough the Wall Palu Art Forum, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Media dalam Media National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
A Million Bodies Makassar Art Forum, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia

Plastic (& Other Waste) Chulangkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Missing and Silent Lontar Art Gallery & Indonesia Alliance for Better Earth and Human Life, Jakarta, Indonesia

Ceramic Exhibition Times Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia

Seni Keramik dan Grafis Gedung YPK, Bandung, Indonesia

Ceramic c\Craft Exhibition Bandung, Indonesia

Plaza Education and Culture Departement Building, Jakarta, Indonesia

Ekspresi Japan Foundation, Summitmas Tower, Jakarta, Indonesia

Nikko Art Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia

Opera Jawa Making some installations and working as assistant artistic director of Garin Nugroho’s Opera Jawa
Solo Dance Festival Artistic director for used installation of ‘Succession to Private Space’, choreographed by Fitri Setianingsih, Taman Budaya Surakarta, Solo, Indonesia

A Million Bodies Performance. Makassar Art Forum, Makassar, Indonesia

Destroying Happening art at 24 hours Dieter Marc music performance, Padjajaran University, Bandung, Indonesia
Labyrinth Performance on Erick Yusuf music installation, Forum October, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia
Tubuh-tubuh Luruh Installation and performance (Sound by Erick Yusuf, Hafiel, and Arahmaiani), Forum October, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia

Jemuran Sampah Installation and performance, Pertemuan Seni Dago Bengkok, Bandung, Indonesia

Earth Day ’98 Performance, Cemara 6 Cafe Gallery, Indonesia Alliance for Better Earth and Human Life, Jakarta, Indonesia
Ode for Abducted and Missed Students Performance on Erick Yusuf’s music,_Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

Kunduran Truk published by Kresan Art Studio
Rereading Driyarkara: Humanity, Education, Nationalism published by Sanata Dharma University and Indonesia Contemporary Art Network

Red District Project published by Red District Project
Avant-Garden: Busan Biennale 2008 Sculpture Project published by the Busan Biennale Committee
Coffee, Cigarettes and Pad Thai: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia published by Eslite Gallery

Herstory published by the artist
Celebr’art’e Fire Boar published by Kupu-Kupu Art Gallery
Indonesian Woman Artist: The Curtain Opens published by Yayasan Seni Rupa Indonesia
Kalam & Peradaban published by Jogja Gallery
Kisah Tanpa Narasi published by the artist & Cemeti Art House
Indonesian Contemporary Art Now published by Nadi Gallery
Jogja Sketsavagansa published by Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
Singapore Biennale 2006 published by Singapore Biennale

Urban/Culture. 2nd CP Biennale 2005 published by CP Foundation

Trans Indonesia published by the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Menimbang ‘Dunia’ Perempuan” published by Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
Lifestyle published by Danes Art Veranda
Eksodus Barang published by Nadi Gallery

Transformasi: Identitas-identitas Peralihan published by Unit Seni Rupa Universitas Gadjah Mada
Pameran Seniman Keramik Muda Indonesia published by Galeri Nasional Indonesia
Bayang Bayang Maha Kecil published by the artist
Merahnya Merah published by Nadi Gallery
Objecthood published by Taman Budaya Yogyakarta

All You Need Is Love published by Nadi Gallery

Se[Tubuh] published by the artist

Subverting Power and Desire: Essays on Titarubi’s ‘Surrounding David’ edited by Antariksa. Yogyakarta: Indonesia Contemporary Art Network

Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves by Nancy Adajania. Karlsruhe: ZKM and Hatje Cantz Verlag
Indonesian Woman Artist: The Curtain Opens by Carla Bianpoen, Farah Wardani _and Wulan Dirgantoro. Jakarta: Yayasan Seni Rupa Indonesia
Indonesian Contemporary ArtNow by Marc Bollansee and Enin Supriyanto. _Singapore: SNP Editions

Modern Indonesian Art, From Raden Saleh to the Present Day by Koes Karnadi. _Denpasar, Bali: Koes Art Books


The city of Busan at APEC Naru-park, South Korea. “Entrusted with the Empire” , 2008 , cooper and enameling.