Endang Lestari

endang lestariEndang Lestari, affectionately known as Tari to all her friends,was born in Banda Aceh, 27 February 1976. She completed both her undergraduate and postgraduate programs at ISI Yogyakarta, where she studied ceramics. Her ceramics always seem to be able to poignantly reflect her contemplation upon memories, various histories, gender and social issues. Based in Teapot Studio, Yogyakarta, she has been involved in many group exhibitions, as well as presenting her works in solo exhibitions. Her first solo exhibition was “Deformity of Routine Things”, Via Via Gallery, Yogyakarta (2004). Her work, “Bheek Gilho Na Leung” was a subject of extensive research by Dr Barbara Leigh of University of Technology, Sydney of art as a way to neutralize political conflict.

In 2011 her residency at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan, and presented a set of related exhibitions: “Electralogy”, Shiga, Japan (2011) and “The Ritual of Presence/Absence”, Japan Foundation, Jakarta (2012). She has received numerous awards and recognitions. She was a finalist at the 2010 Bandung Contemporary Art Awards (BaCAA).

Selected exhibitions:

2012– “The Ritual of Absence/Presence”. Solo show. Mini Gallery, Japan Foundation,

Jakarta, Indonesia

2012– “The P(l)e(i)sure Principle”. Group exhibition. DNA Project, Sydney, Australia

2011– “Electralogy: I and Those in Red”. Solo show. Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park,

Shiga, Japan

2011– “A Story from Underneath a Table”. Solo show. S.14, Bandung, Indonesia

2011– “KARTINI, The Power of Women in Art”. Group exhibition. Koesnadi

Hardjoasoemantri Cultural Center, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2009– “In Between”. 1st Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale, North Art Space,

Jakarta, Indonesia

2008– Jogja Art Fair (JAF) #1,Yogyakarta Culture and Arts Festival,Taman Budaya

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2007– “Neo Nation” Jogja Biennale IX. Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2005– Bali Biennale Summit Event. Tonyraka Gallery, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

2004– “Deformity of Routine Things”. Solo show. Via via Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2004– Exhibition of Young Indonesian Ceramic Artists. Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta


endang lestari -titik tiga-Ceramic Stoneware 1200 C,2012

Titik Tiga

Ceramic Stoneware 1200 C

slab, pinch, pressed on wood

120 x 40 cm



Installation view of

Ayah Menamaiku Ibu Memimpikanku

Ceramic Stoneware glazur 1200 C, wood

pinch, coiling

120 x 40 cm


Beek Gilho Na Leung #2 (Dilarang Menginjak Rumput #2)

ceramic stoneware, wood, acrylic, engraving, wood

slab, pinch, press, ditempel di kayu

panels 120 x 120, sculpture 22 x 15 x 10



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