Born 1977 in Semarang/Indonesia.
Santi Ariestyowanti lives and works in Yogyakarta/Indonesia. She studied visual communication design at Indonesian Institute of Art Yogyakarta (ISI Yogyakarta) and earned her BA in 2001. In 1999, Santi Ariestyowanti and her husband Dyatmiko Lancur Bawono founded indieguerillas as a graphic design firm. Indieguerillas’ philosophy of being »constantly in guerrilla to find new possibilities« has led them to become full-time artists in 2007. Nevertheless, design still plays a very important role as it allows them to explore the use of unconventional media and techniques as part of their artistic process.
In addition to their proficiency at visual effects and inter-media experimentation, indieguerillas’ works are also recognized for their folklore influences. Through their multidisciplinary works, they talk about their reality as the Javanese persons who live amidst a wave of global consumerism demanding everything to be instantaneous. Their art making process is an auto-criticism ritual and a method of self-reflection. This unique intertwine between traditional values and contemporary culture has brought indieguerillas to numerous exhibitions around the globe, such as: »NGA PLAY x indieguerillas«, Site-specific installation, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra/Australia, 2017. In the same year they took part in the CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest, with a fashion performance called »Datang Untuk Kembali (Arriving to Return)«, in the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore.