Duto Hardono is a conceptual artist, musician and educator, based in Bandung, Indonesia. His broad practices including collages, drawings, to the dynamic incorporation of sounds and readymade objects, to composing instruction scores for constructed situations to be actualized by actors/interpreters. Often drawing reference from popular culture, conceptual art and anti-art movements, his works are peppered with touches of dark humor and irony in its aim to examine the relationship and paradoxes between humans and time through sound and space. In 2010 he started a private press label which later become Hasana Editions in 2017, an artistic platform and publication focuses on archiving aural production and sound-based art practices.
Hardono has participated in numerous international artist residencies, solo and group exhibitions, public lectures and performances including: 2 or 3 Tigers at HKW, Berlin, Germany and Performance Klub, Europalia Festival at S.M.A.K, Gent, Belgium (2017), Saitama Triennale, Saitama, Japan (2016), Biennale Jogja XII Equator #2: Not A Dead End, Jogja National Museum, Indonesia (2013) and The 9th Shanghai Biennale: Reactivation, Bandung Pavilion for Intercity Pavilion, China (2012). Solo exhibitions including Klab Lucifer, Ark Gallery, Indonesia (2014) and Good Love, Bad Joke, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Indonesia (2010). He was invited as an artist-in-residence with NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (2016) and AIT, Tokyo (2011). He was nominated for the Asia Awards Young Creator Grand Prix, Tokyo Designers Week (2014). His works and constructed situations have been acquired as permanent collections by several notable international collections including The Obayashi Foundation Yu-un, Tokyo and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.