Natasha Tontey

Natasha Tontey is an artist and graphic designer based in Yogyakarta. She is interested in exploring the concept of fiction as a method of speculative thinking. Through her artistic practice, she investigates the idea of how fear, horror, and terror could be manifested in order to control the public. Exploring the theme fiction, the fictional account of the history and myth surrounding ‘manufactured fear’ as a method of speculative fiction and how it determined the expectation for the future. Her works have been shown internationally in Next Wave Festival (2016), Australia, Koganecho Bazaar (2015), Japan, Jejak-旅 Tabi Exchange (2018), Indonesian Dance Festival 2018, Instrument Builder Project: Circulating Echo at Kyoto Art Centre (2018), Other Futures: Multispecies Experiment 2019 in Amsterdam and Polyphonic Social 2019 presented by Liquid Architecture. Her solo exhibition Almanak was held in 2018 at Cemeti Institute for Art and Society, Indonesia. In 2019 she was awarded Young Artist Award by ArtJog MMXIX.

Tontey designed Joe Pascoe’s Gum Tree Burning (2019) and Afrizal Malna’s Document Shredding Museum (trans. Daniel Owen, 2019). She is the graphic designer of Nuraini Juliastuti’s Domestic Notes.