Bio – Tintin WULIA

Tintin WULIA (Melbourne)
Tintin Wulia (b. 1972 Bali, Indonesia) received training as a composer (BMus – Film Scoring, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, 1997) and architect (BEng – Architecture, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung, Indonesia, 1998) before earning her PhD in Art (practice-based research, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 2014). Tintin’s work investigates the flux of geopolitical border, made and unmade by people. Her interactive and participatory performance methodology usually takes form in games, engaging people in sociopolitical relationship models to foster critical dialogues. Tintin’s works are thus often process-based, taking place across mediums, fusing installation, mural, video, sound and performance amongst others, hacking and repurposing ready-mades, e.g. IKEA products, neodymium magnets, surveillance cameras and arcade game machines, factoring the materials’ original systems into her work. Because the contemporary border is inseparable from the economic globalization of production, the issues of manual labor and alternative culture like the Do-It-Yourself/DIY movement are also relevant to her work.

Tintin Wulia has exhibited in major international exhibitions such as Istanbul Biennale (2005), Yokohama Triennale (2005), Jakarta Biennale (2009), Moscow Biennale (2009) Gwangju Biennale (2012), Asia Pacific Triennale (2012), Sharjah Biennale (2013) and Jogja Biennale (2013). Her work is part of public and private collections including in the Van Abbemuseum, Singapore Art Museum, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art and He Xiangning Art Museum. Tintin is an Australia Council for the Arts’ Creative Australia Fellow 2014-2015.