Yuli Prayitno is an artist born in Bandung, West Java, 19 July 1974. He completed his art education at ISI, Yogyakarta in 2001, and has participated in a number of sculpture workshops, such as: the ASEAN Youth Sculpture in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam (1997); “Glass Workshop”, Bali (2001—2002); workshop with Toshihiro Kuno, ITB (2004). He utilizes diverse materials to create his sculptures, such as wood, silver, aluminum, glass, resin, fabrics, kapok, rubber, and other found objects. Through his sculptures that fuse or blend one object with another, he tries to spark a dialog or begin a confrontation with various current affairs and issues, such as gender and identity. His efforts result in sculptures that satirize or comment upon current socio-political conditions, at the same time demonstrating the artist's sharp eye and technical maturity.
His solo exhibitions are: “I Love...”, Nadi Gallery, Jakarta (2009); and “Packaging”, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta (2005). He has also participated in a number of group exhibitions, including: “Flow”, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany (2012); “Art Stage Singapore 2012”, Nadi Gallery, Singapore (2011); “Beyond the East”, Macro Testaccio, Rome, Italy (2011); “Recent Art from Indonesia”, Soobin Gallery, Singapore (2010); “Manifesto”, Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta (2008); “Jogja Biennale VIII”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta (2005); “Dialog Dua Kota II” (Dialog of Two Cities II), Purna Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta (2006).
Yuli Prayitno's works have received many accolades, including Best Work award at Dies Natalis ISI, Yogyakarta (1997); and was selected for inclusion in the Public Art collection, Brunei Darussalam International Airport, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.