Tintin Wulia: Terra Incognita, Et Cetera

One of the highlights of the 2013 edition of the art fair Art Stage Singapore is the Indonesian Pavilion Feature Exhibition. The show features 36 Indonesian artists and art collectives, which present specially created work ranging from drawing to performance art. One of them is Tintin Wulia. She presents Terra Incognita, Et Cetera, a work that is at the same time mural, installation, and game-performance. The artist invites the fair’s visitors to claim their own land on the map, thus creating a new world map. At the end of the fair that runs from January 24 to 28, 2013, the wall be painted white again, and the map will be erased. In this video, Tintin Wulia talks about her artwork at Art Stage Singapore 2013, and her work in general.

Tintin Wulia: Terra Incognita, Et Cetera. Performance at Art Stage Singapore 2013, Indonesian Pavilion. Interview with Tintin Wulia, January 23, 2013.

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Tintin Wulia (b. 1972, Denpasar) lives and works in Melbourne and Denpasar. Her work is a reflection on borders, and her approach is comparable to critical geopolitics. In her process she often focuses on several icons of borders as points of departure: the wall, the passport, and the map. For and through these icons, she studies the physical-spatial-liminal nature of borders; the relationship between citizenship, mobility, and political power; and between territory, mapping and cartography.

Tintin’s works have been shown in major international exhibitions including at the Istanbul Biennial, Yokohama Triennial, Moscow Biennale, Jakarta Biennale, Gwangju Biennale, Asia Pacific Triennial, Van Abbemuseum, FACT at Liverpool Biennial, Museo de Arte Contemporánea (MARCO) de Vigo, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) London, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICAS), ZKM/Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture (Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung, 1998) and a Bachelor of Music in Film Scoring (Berklee College of Music, Boston, 1997). She is a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award for her practice-led research PhD in art at RMIT University, Melbourne.