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Indonesia Pavilion / Biennale di Venezia 2013

Titarubi (b.1968) graduated from the Ceramic Studio at the Department of Fine Art, Faculty of Art and Design, of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). Although she trained as a ceramist, she has expanded her skills to include sculpture and installations. Titarubi first attracted public attention with her installation of ceramic children's heads with Arabic inscriptions. Earlier, she had presented an installation dealing with the issue of babies born by in-vitro fertilization. She then went on to challenge stereotypes and cultural constructions, exploring the position of men and women in society, and experimenting with materials for their impact on defining gender characteristics. She is also inspired by social, political and historical connotations and continues to explore the rich cultural and ethnic heritage of the Indonesian archipelago, or Nusantara as it is known.