Mira Asriningtyas (b.1986) works as an independent curator and writer. She completed De Appel Curatorial Program in 2017 at De Appel Art Center ‐ Amsterdam and RAW Academie 6: CURA in 2019 at RAW Material Company ‐ Dakar. The idea of learning back from magic, hauntology, and polycentric knowledge rooted in local context as an attempt to decolonize the knowledge system, promote ecological sustainability, and further investigate the remaining trace of colonialism have been central to her current research practice. Her writings have been published in books, online publication, exhibition catalog, monograph, and magazine from Indonesia, The Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, and Australia.

In her curatorial practice, she is especially interested in working on site‐specific multidisciplinary projects within the practice of everyday life as a means to address socio‐political issues and history. Some of her projects are "Poetry of Space'' (Jakarta & Yogyakarta, 2014); "Fine (Art) Dining" (Lir Space – Yogyakarta, 2016); "Goodluck, See You After The Revolution" (UVA – Amsterdam, 2017) ; "Why is Everybody Being So Nice?" (De Appel Art Center _ Amsterdam, 2017); "Why is Everybody Being So Nice: The Power Nap'' (Stedelijk Museum – Amsterdam, 2017); "Coming Soon" (exhibition at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo ‐ Turin and publication by NERO ‐ Rome, 2018), "Curated by LIR" seven solo exhibition series spread out throughout the year of 2018 ‐ 2020 (KKF ‐ Yogyakarta); and The Transient Museum of a Thousand Conversation (ISCP New York, 2020) among others.

In 2011, she co‐founded LIR Space, an art space in Yogyakarta ‐ Indonesia with an aim to build a supportive and positive environment for artists and non‐artist alike. For the past 8 years, their program ranges from laboratories for experimental exhibition approach, research‐based art projects, public programs, residency, and alternative art education platforms. Over the years, the institutional format is perpetually renewed and in 2019, LIR Space turned nomadic as LIR; characterized by the multi‐disciplinary collaboration and often‐performative exhibition in order to foster continuous transgenerational transmission of knowledge, memory, and history. At the moment LIR are working for the 3rd edition of Pollination (2020‐2021)—a long‐term collaborative exercise between different institutions across Southeast Asia initiated by The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre. Titled "Of Hunters & Gatherers", whose research began pre‐pandemic in 2020, the project is composed of an exhibition, symposia and dedicated website in multiple sites online and offline, co‐hosted by MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum (Chiang Mai), Selasar Sunaryo Art Space (Bandung), The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre (Ho Chi Minh City), with the support of SAM Funds for Arts and Ecology (Indonesia) and The Gray Centre for Art and Inquiry (Chicago).

In 2017, she started a long‐term biennial site‐specific project titled "900mdpl" in her hometown Kaliurang, an aging resort village under an active volcano Mt.Merapi in order to preserve the collective memories of the people. She invited local and international artists for a residency and created a socially‐engaged archive of the space. The 1st edition (2017) presented the idea of a family portrait of the community and their living space. The 2nd edition, titled "900mdpl: Ghosts of a Thousand Conversations" (2019) was an attempt to pinpoint the small village within the map of Indonesian bigger history. The 3rd edition, preliminary titled "900mdpl: Genealogy of Ghost and How to Cohabit with Them" (2021) will look upon the relationship between mythology and local wisdom on how it affects the environmental sustainability of the area.

(complete CV below)


2018, Research residency program, 98B, Manila – Phillipine. 
2018, Curators Residency Programme, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo - Turin, Italy
2016, De Appel Curatorial Programme 16/17, De Appel Art Center – Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015, Research residency program, Northern Center for Contemporary Art, Darwin – Australia 
2014, Young Curator Workshop, The Japan Foundation - Jakarta, Indonesia.  
2012, Young Curator Forum, Cemeti Art House - Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
2011, Magang Nusantara Kelola, Curator Assistant, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space - Bandung, Indonesia.


•March, guest speaker, “Here There and Everywhere”, indeks – Bandung
•February, public talk, “Nothing Permanent on a Moving Ground”, ISCP – New York
•January, panelist, “Southeast Asia Art Watch: Indonesia”, SEA Focus – Singapore

•December, guest speaker, “APIK: Beyond the White Cube”, Goethehaus – Jakarta
•Desember, public talk, “Be Like a Duck: Remain Calm on the Surface and Paddle Like Crazy Underneath”, Cropping Class #14 at Inkubator Inisiatif – Yogyakarta
•June - July, public talk, “Jalan Berputar Menuju Venezia” (The Road Turns Toward Venezia), sharing sessions in GUDSKUL – Jakarta, Uma Seminyak – Bali, and LIR – Kaliurang
•May, guest speaker, “TMBR Assembly – Chapelle Session”, Level Five – Brussel

•September, contributor, “Is It Working?*” symposium, Cemeti Institute for Art and Society & Hypen, Yogyakarta – Indonesia 
•July, guest speaker, “Making Asian Art Public/s: Symposium", 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney – Australia
•June, guest speaker, “Sharing Session: 900mdpl”, GOLEB Project, Amsterdam – Netherlands
•June, guest speaker, “Making Asian Art Public/s: Public Conversation”, Monash University - Australia.
•June, guest speaker, “Postgraduate Workshop: On Audiences, Sites and Situations: Thinking about Contemporary Art and its Publics in Local and Global Contexts”, Monash University - Australia
•April, guest mentor, Art Management Study, IULM, Milan – Italy
•April, guest mentor, CAMPO curator course, FSRR, Turin – Italy
•March, guest speaker, YCRP 2018 Public Presentation, FSRR, Turin – Italy 
•March, guest curator, “SCOPE: Indonesia” video screening, 98B COLLABoratory, Manila – Philippines
•March, guest critic, BA in Visual Arts, IUAV, Venice – Italy 

•November, guest speaker, “Moving Stories”, Indonesian Visual Art Archive, Yogyakarta – Indonesia
•November, mentor, “Workshop Sejarah dan Penciptaan Seni Rupa”, Jogja Contemporary – Indonesia
•April, guest tutor, Dutch Art Institute, DAI, Arnhem – Netherlands 
•February, guest speaker, “FGFG – A Kitchen Debate”, Jan van Eyck, Maastrich – Netherlands
•February, guest speaker, “Collective (im)Possibilities”, GOLEB, Amsterdam – Netherlands

•November, participant at De Appel’s CP Summit 2016: “You’re such a curator!”, De Appel Art Centre, Amsterdam –  Netherlands 
•November, guest critic, Jan van Eyck, JVE, Maastrich – Netherlands 
•September, guest critic, HISK, HISK, Gent – Belgium   

•October, public presentation, “LIR x NCCA x GBDBG” organized by Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin – Australia


•January – April, curator, “Transient Museum of a Thousand Conversations”, ISCP – New York.
•March 2020 to April 2021, curator, “Pollination #3”, project initiated by The Factory – Saigon in collaboration with Selasar Sunaryo – Indonesia and MAIIAM – Chiang Mai; supported by SAM Funds for Art and Ecology. 
•September - October, curator, "A Roof Upon Your Head", Solo Exhibition: Mella Jaarsma, KKF, Yogyakarta - Indonesia. 
•February, curator, "Permanent Osmosis", Solo exhibition: Maryanto, LIR Space, Yogyakarta - Indonesia
•March, curator, "Courtesy of the Artists", Solo exhibition: Akiq AW, LIR Space, Yogyakarta - Indonesia
•October, curator, “Tato Tolak Bala: Perlindungan Ampuh Warga Setempat”, Solo Exhibition: Edita Atmaja, KKF, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.
•October, curator, “900mdpl: Hantu-Hantu Seribu Percakapan”, Kaliurang – Yogyakarta
•November, curator, “Bualan Ikan: Narasi-Narasi yang Terseret Arus”, Solo Exhibition: Adi Sundoro, KKF , Yogyakarta – Indonesia.
•November, curator, “Adegan yang Hilang: 1982 – 1985”, Solo Exhibition: Arief Budiman, KKF, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.

•June, curator, "Coming Soon", Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin – Italy
•July, curator, “UTARA-SELATAN”, project by Swara Pembangunan (collective) and Ziarah Utara (Irwan Ahmett, Tita Salina, Hannah Ekin, & Jorgen Doyle), LIR Space, Yogyakarta – Indonesia
•September, curator, “Loci Memoriae”, Solo exhibition: Kurniadi Widodo, KKF, Yogyakarta – Indonesia
•October, curator, “Dalam Tiga Babak”, Solo exhibition: Alfin Agnuba, KKF, Yogyakarta – Indonesia
•November, curator, “Away Day”, Solo exhibition: Dimaz Maulana, KKF, Yogyakarta – Indonesia
•Desember, curator, "Maaf Senin Tutup", Solo exhibition: Anggun Priambodo, LIR Space, Yogyakarta - Indonesia

•February, curator, “Good Luck, See You After the Revolution”, University of Amsterdam – Netherlands
•April, curator, “Why is Everybody Being So Nice”, De Appel Art Center, Amsterdam – Netherlands
•June, curator, “Why is Everybody Being So Nice: The Power Nap”, Stedelijk Museum – Netherlands
•November, curator, “900mdpl”, Kaliurang, Yogyakarta – Indonesia
•November, curator, “On a Lighter Note”, Ark Galerie, Yogyakarta-Indonesia 
•December, curator, "etc.", Jogja Contemporary, Yogyakarta - Indonesia

•March, curator, “Ini Bukan Ujian / This is Not a Test”, LIR Space – Yogyakarta
•March, curator, “Katanya sih, katanya”, Solo exhibition: Dian Suci Rahmawati, LIR Space – Yogyakarta
•April, curator, “Breaking Records with Rocket”, Solo exhibition: Yudha Sandy, KKF – Yogyakarta
•May, curator, “On the Table – Exhibition Series”: 1/ “The Observant Club’s Fine (art) Dining”, a performative exhibition and an alternative art education; 2/ “(Not a) Book (but a) Show”, book as an exhibition space and book as an exhibition; 3/ “Exhibition Laboratory Representative Duel/Duet”, two ex.lab.’s artists in one show, Jogja Contemporary and LIR Space - Yogyakarta

•December, curator, "We are the Majority Anyway", Solo exhibition: Faida Rachma, LIR Space 
•December, curator, "Bioskop Remadja", Solo exhibition: Okinawan A.M., LIR Space – Yogyakarta 
•November, writer, "Green Plastic Tree", Grafis Minggiran, Greenhost Hotel – Yogyakarta 
•October, curator, "Botanica 1.1: Vanda Tricolor and Other Finding", Solo exhibition: Edita Atmaja, LIR Space – Yogyakarta
•May, curator, "Betwixt and Between", LIR Space – Yogyakarta 
•March, curator, “A Noble Silence”,  Solo exhibition: Sarita Ibnoe, LIR Space – Yogyakarta
•March, curator, “Much Love”, Solo exhibition: Anna Paramita, LIR Space – Yogyakarta
•February, curator, “Contrary to Popular Belief,..”, Solo exhibition: Putud Utama, LIR Space
•February, curator, “In Vrede”, Solo exhibition: Antonius Ipur, LIR Space – Yogyakarta
•January, curator, “F20.3”, Solo exhibition: Isnen Bahar, LIR Space – Yogyakarta
•January, curator, “Genealogy of Hope: Piala Suratin 1992”, Solo exhibition: Dimaz Maulana, LIR Space

•December, curator, “Poetry of Space”, Jl.Sudirman Jakarta and KKF- Yogyakarta
•July, writer, Jae Hoon Lee’s work in “Makan Angin #1”, Cemeti Art House – Yogyakarta, Indonesia
•June, curator,“Kelas Salah Jurusan”, Solo exhibition: Cosmas Dipta, LIR Space – Yogyakarta
•June, curator, “Between Media and Other Stories”, Solo exhibition: Yonaz Kristy, LIR Space
•May, curator, “Dinas Merchandise Yogyakarta”, Solo exhibition: Gandhi Setyawan, LIR Space
•May, curator, “Cita Rasa ‘75”, Solo exhibition: Alfin Agnuba, LIR Space – Yogyakarta
•April, curator, “Tell Me a Tale!”, Solo exhibition: Monster Buaya, LIR Space – Yogyakarta
•February - March, “Dear Curator, Curate Me” project by Kristoffer Adena, Cemeti Art House
•January, curator, “The Memories of Unidentified Experience”, Solo exhibition: Dito Yuwono, Kedai Kebun Forum – Yogyakarta

•October, writer, “HappyMart”, Solo exhibition: Mahaputra Vito, LIR Space – Yogyakarta
•September, curator, “Gendis”, Solo exhibition: Lala Bohang, LIR Space – Yogyakarta
•July, curator, “Lunang”, new work presentation: Iwan Effendi, LIR Space – Yogyakarta
•January, curator, “Simalakamma and the Agents of Senses”, Visual exhibition: Simalakamma (Elia Nurvista & Syafiatudina), LIR Space – Yogyakarta 

•September, curator, “Power of the Sun” Solo exhibition: Prihatmoko “Moki” Catur, LIR Space
•July, curator, “The Question” Solo exhibition: Alfonsus Lisnanto, LIR Space – Yogyakarta
•June, curator, “The Disabled Crowd” new work presentation: Hendra “Hehe” Harsono, LIR Space
•April, curator, “Strangely Beautiful” Solo exhibition: Sandi Kalifadani, LIR Space – Yogyakarta
•April, curator, “Tote ‘em All”, a one-day merchandise exhibition by Ican Harem, LIR Space 
•March, writer, “His(s)tory”, Visual exhibition: Octo Cornelius, LIR Space – Yogyakarta


“900mdpl Reader”, ISBN. 978-602-51638-0-7, Published by LIR and IVAA, Indonesia-2018.
“Coming Soon”, ISBN. 978-88-8056-023-4, Published by FSRR and NERO, Italy-2018. 

•November 2017, "Revisiting the Long Slow Walk to 900mdpl: a Personal Note" - contribution for www.naturalcapital.online as part of Europalia Art Festival in Bozar - Brussel, Belgium.
•September 2017, "Popping the Utopian Bubble of Yogyakarta Art Scene"- co-write with Sanne Oorhuizen, Alec Steadman, and Brigitta Isabella for Metropolis M - The Netherlands
•June 2017, “Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: A Proposal of Possibilities and Disobidience”, part of ‘Why is Everybody Being So Nice?’ Online publication, De Appel Art Center - Amsterdam
•December 2016, “Sebuah Jalan Berputar: Dari AADC Hingga Freeport” – post-event catalog for ArtJOG 2016 – Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
•December 2016, “Foreign Familiarity in A Heavily-Saturated Land” – post-event catalog for Artist’s Camp – The Northern Center for Contemporary Art, Australia
•September 2016, “The Unusual: Wok the Rock”, Elle Décor Indonesia
•July 2016, “The Melting Pot: Art, Coffee, and Creativity”, Elle Décor Indonesia 
•Feb 2016, “Ruang Seduh: a Transparant Coffee Experience”, Elle Décor Indonesia
•Jan 2016, "Darwin: Kehidupan yang Esensial dan Sederhana di Ujung Australia", Dewi Magazine 
•Nov 2015, "Recollecting Memory", Elle Decor Indonesia
•August 2015, "Itinerant Photographers in 3 parts", catalog for Dito Yuwono's solo exhibition in Ruang Rupa – Jakarta
•Sept 2015, "The Narrative Project", Elle Decor Indonesia p.178-179
•Anniversary Issue 2015, "Artist Co-Working Space: Rumah Kijang", Dewi Magazine p.230-233
•July - Aug 2015, "ArtJog Etc.", Elle Decor Indonesia p.180-185
•Issue 18 vol 02, 2015, "Art for All: ArtJog8", Things Magazine p.53-55
•July 2015, "The Dreamer, The Visionary: Lab Laba-Laba", Elle Decor Indonesia p.62-64
•June 2015, "Playing with the Idea of Democracy", Elle Decor Indonesia  p.183-185
•Issue 16 vol 02, 2015, "The Act of Collecting, the Act of Caring", Things Magazine p.42-43
•January 2015, “Raung Jagat: Rancangan Sistem Paduan Suara Eksperimental”, Things Magazine p.70-71
•Issue 09 vol 01, 2014, "Oh, the Horror!", Things Magazine p.42-44
•October 2014, “Antara Karya Seni dan Resepsi Publik”, Dewi no.10/XXII p.216-217
•September 2014, "Rumah Penciptaan dan Kenangan", Dewi Magazine Anniversary p.252-255
•August-September 2014, “Living the Legacy”, Elle Décor Indonesia p.52-61
•August-September 2014, “Hip and Visually Stunning: Guerillabunker!”, Elle Décor p.184-195
•Issue 07 vol 01, 2014, "Cabinet of Curiosities: Lifepatch", Things Magazine p.42-43
•Issue 06 vol 01, 2014, “Kenakalan Angki Purbandono”, Things Magazine p.32-35
•Issue 04 vol 01, 2014, “Ruang Terbuka bagi Interaksi Seni”, Things Magazine p.65-67
•Juli 2014, “Energi, Pertumbuhan, dan Harmoni Kehidupan”, Dewi no.7/XXII p.222-225
•Issue 05 Vol 01, 2014, “Papermoon Puppet Theater”, Things Magazine p.69-71
•February 2014, “Monumen Kenangan Agung Kurniawan”, Dewi Magazine p.156 – 157
•December 2013, “Tower of Loneliness”, Elle Décor Indonesia p.144 – 146
•November 2013, “Sarang yang Nyaman bagi Seni Kontemporer”, Dewi Magazine p.228 – 231
•August 2013, “The Lightness of Creation”, Elle Décor Indonesia p.110 – 112
•April 2013, “The Family Fortress”, Elle Décor Indonesia p.162 – 171
“Artist @ Home: Mira Asriningtyas & Dito Yuwono”, Plural Art Magazine – May 2020. 
“Coming Soon” at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Contemporary Art Daily – August 2018 
“The Exhaustion of Being Nice”, Metropolis M – 21/4/2017
• "Melihat Jogja dari Jakarta", Truly Jogja, 2014
• "Tentang Saudara Tua dengan Kepribadian Rumit", The Dusty Sneakers, 2014
•“Lala Bohang Exhibition Showcases Her Inner Self” on Jakarta Globe - 13/9/2013 
•“Dito Uses Art to Relive a Part of His Life He Had Long Blocked Out” on Jakarta Globe -17/1/2014