Tintin Wulia lives in Brisbane, Australia, and works internationally. Her works investigate the geopolitical borders that segregate our globalising world, informed by interdisciplinary research in art and critical geopolitics (PhD in Art, RMIT University 2014). Her approach to the mediums and materials is also interdisciplinary: she benefits from her architectural engineering (BEng in Architecture, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan 1998) and music (BMus in Film Scoring, Berklee College of Music 1997) trainings to hack and repurpose readymades across mediums, fusing installation, mural, video, sound and performance amongst others. Through interactive and participatory methodology she engages people in sociopolitical relationship models to foster critical dialogues. Her works are thus often process-based.
Tintin has participated in numerous international biennales and triennales including Sharjah Biennale (2013), Jogja Biennale (2013), Asia Pacific Triennale (2012), Gwangju Biennale (2012), Moscow Biennale (2011), Jakarta Biennale (2009), Yokohama Triennale (2005), and Istanbul Biennale (2005). Her works have also been shown extensively in major group exhibitions including at the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Witte de With, Vita kuben at Norlandsoperan, Centraal Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Frac Île-de-France/Le Plateau, and the National Gallery of Indonesia, as well as in prominent film festivals such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Pusan International Film Festival and New York Underground Film Festival.
Her work is part of public and private collections in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America, including in the Van Abbemuseum (to see Tintin’s work, visit the permanent exhibition Once Upon a Time: the Collection Now), Singapore Art Museum, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art and He Xiangning Art Museum.