Ratu Rizkitasari Saraswati

born in Jakarta, Indonesia

Ratu R. Saraswati, (b. 1990) uses storytelling, performance and photography to engage with people as she aims to nurture empathetic relationships. Saras obtained her BFA from the Faculty of Art and Design’s Institut Teknologi Bandung in 2013. In 2015, she was a resident at Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In the same year, she was a finalist of the national Indonesian Art Award, followed by the Bandung Contemporary Art Award 2017. Her performances have been commissioned for Jakarta Biennale 2017 and Biennale Jogja 2019. She is currently a resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Photo credit: Verena Blok