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iD Award Nominee – Best Emerging Artist: Tromarama

In celebration of our 14th anniversary, we are extending our appreciation to those who have made significant contributions to the improvement of design in Indonesia by presenting Indonesia Design Best Design Awards. This is Tromarama, a nominee in the Best Emerging Artist category.


Feby Babyrose, Ruddy Hatumena and Herbert Hans met whilst studying at Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in 2006 during an animation workshop. Since then, they have been working as a collective team under name of Tromarama and created many great animations featuring inconspicuous everyday objects.

All three of them are among the generation of artists who experienced the impact of the digital revolution in Indonesia during the early 2000s firsthand. It shaped the way they think and work. In exhibitions, the trio presents the animations as part of installations and sometimes in combination with objects. The concept is always fresh, intriguing and humorous.


This year, their exhibition Amphibia is on display at Centre A in Vancouver, Canada. The trio devised a careful orchestra of lenticular prints, stop-motion animation, and newly commissioned moving image works, weaving a narrative between real and virtual worlds. Tromarama invites us to consider what it means to exist at a moment when rapidly adopting technologies destabilise the line between human and machine. Through their works, Tromarama is widely considered as one of Indonesia’s most exciting rising talents, exhibited worldwide.


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