Natasha Tontey

Natasha Tontey working and living in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Her artistic practice predominantly explores the fictional accounts of the history and myths surrounding ‘manufactured fear.’ In her practice, she observes any possibilities of other futures that are projected not from the perspective of major and established institutions, but a subtle and personal struggle of the outcasted entities and beings. Her work has been shown at transmediale 2021, Kyoto Experiment 2021, Asian Film Archive (2021), Other Futures (2019), Liquid Architecture (2019) amongst others.

In 2020 she received the HASH Award from ZKM and Akademie Schloss-Solitude, and is currently a fellow for Human Machine of the Junge Akademie at Akademie der Künste Berlin (2021-2022).

Natasha Tontey

PAMERAN TUNGGAL / SOLO EXHIBITION

2020

Pest to Power at K4 Gallery of Moving

Image, Københavngata (Oslo, Norwegia)

2018

ALMANAK at Cemeti - Institut for Art and

Society (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)


AWARD / FELLOWSHIP

2021

Human Machine Fellowship by Akademie

der Künste and E.ON Stiftung

2020

HASH Award 2020 for Net-Based Projects

in the Fields of Art, Technology, and Design

by ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien

Karlsruhe and Akademie Schloß Solitude

Performance Space Micro-fellowship

2019

ArtJog MMXIX Young Artist Award by

MUSEUM MACAN FOUNDATION


RESIDENSI / RESIDENCIES

2020

Martin Roth Initiative Virtual Residency

for transmediale 2021

2019

>>Planetary Glitch<< Web Residency by

ZKM & Akademie Schloss-Solitude

2015

Koganecho Bazaar 2015, Koganecho Area

Management Center (Yokohama, Japan)


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2021

Transmediale for Refusal at Bettonhale

Silent Green (Berlin, Germany)

State of Motion [Alternate/Opt] Realities

by Asian Film Archive (Singapore)

Kyoto Experiment Spring 2021 (Kyoto, Japan)

Universal Iterations at Komunitas

Salihara (Jakarta, Indonesia)

2020

‘The Wrong Biennale for Digital Arts’ (the internet)

‘Re-Imagining Futures’ Curated by Henk Slager

at ONCurating Space (Zurich, Switzerland)

‘ArtJog MMXIX Art in Commons’ Curated at Jogja

National Museum (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

‘Multispecies Experiments’ CT Curated

by Other Futures, at Compagnie Theater

(Amsterdam, Netherlands)

‘Indonesian Women Artist’ Into the Future, at

Galeri Nasional Indonesia (Jakarta, Indonesia)

2018

‘THE INSTRUMENT BUILDERS PROJECT - Circulating

Echo’, at Kyoto Art Centre (Kyoto, Japan)

‘MASS’ working as collaborator for Auto

Italia South-East, at Cemeti Institute for Art

and Society (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)


PERFORMANCES / LECTURE / SCREENING

2021

Back to the Ritual at ADAM Asia Discovers

Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance,

Taipei Performing Arts Centre.

2020

The Forest Is In The City Is In The Forest - II, developed

in collaboration with the RAT School of Art, Seoul, with

the support of the the Arts Korea Council, the Goethe

Institut, Korea and in association with the GAMeC,

Bergamo. Curated by Abhijan Toto & Pujita Guha

FAUX MO / MONA FOMA at Launceston, Tasmania

2019

Performance Lecture on ‘Manifesto of Speculative

Future’ at Goethe Institut Indonesien

Tricks of the Mouth at Performance

SpaceCarriageworks presented by

Liquid Architecture, Sydney

Polyphonic Social 2019 presented by

Liquid Architecture, Melbourne VIC


SELECTED PUBLISHED WRITINGS

2021

Mapalus

https://www.akademie-solitude.de/de/onlinepublications/

untranslatable/mapalus/

2020

Invisible Currency; A Speculation Through

Pest, Diaspora, and Futures

https://www.so-far.online/invisible-currency/

The Epoch of Mapalucene

https://contemporaryarttasmania.org/luxury-bunker-

4-the-epoch-of-mapalucene-natasha-tontey/

2019

Speculation in the Dark Times (coauthor

with Sanne Oorthuizen)

https://www.mahkuscript.com/articles/10.5334/mjfar.56/


SELECTED PRESS / INTERVIEWS

2021

JUNGE AKADEMIE and E.ON Foundation

award Human-Machine Fellowship to

Indonesian media artist Natasha Tontey

https://www.adk.de/en/press/pressreleases.

htm?we_objectID=62715

2020

Artist-in-Residence: Interview with Natasha Tontey

https://transmediale.de/content/artist-inresidence-

interview-with-natasha-tontey

Future Failure : Failed Futures

https://schloss-post.com/future-failure-failed-futures/

The World is a Computer

https://kunstkritikk.com/the-world-is-a-computer/

2019

VICE Netherlands ‘Wat mensen van

kakkerlaken’ by Adriana Ivanova

https://www.vice.com/nl/article/43jnyd/wat-mensen-vankakkerlakken-

kunnen-leren?utm_source=vicefbned

ARTFORUM Critics Pick ‘Twinkle’ by Olivia Perce

https://www.artforum.com/picks/twinkle-79758

The Future is A Cockroach, Interview by Schloss-

Post (Akademie Schloss-Solitude & ZKM)

Indonesian Women Artist into the Future by Carla

Bianpoen (Published by Yayasan Cemara 6)

2018

The Fear Producer’ written by Nuraini Juliastuti of

KUNCI Study Forum & Collective (October 2018)

http://tontey.org/natasha-tontey-the-fear-producer/

Alia Swastika ‘Merayakan Feminisme Baru’

published at Koran Tempo July 2018