I am interested to the phenomenon of mass culture. My artworks often explore the culture of consumerism which becomes the new system within the current contemporary society. Recently I did many researches to the idiom of mass culture, such as train tickets, used bras, etc. The idiom helps in communicating messages through my artworks.

My interest to fiber art is because this medium is open for explorations and it has unlimited space for experiments. One of them is the tie-dye technique, which is very interesting for me because the technique gives unpredictable results. I apply this discovery in creating motifs and shapes in my works. The artworks I made are trying to take the audience to see further into the culture of consumerism as an inevitable phenomenon and how interesting it is to be discussed fur

Caroline Rika Winata

Born: Place & Date of Birth Bandung,  20 November 1976

Address: Sekarpetak Rt 01, Bangunjiwo, Kasihan Bantul, Jogjakarta – 55184, Indonesia



Mobile: +62818274814, 




1995 – 2000                         Indonesia Institute of Arts, Jogjakarta, Indonesia, Graduated S.Sn. (Bachelor of Arts), Textile’s Craft


Work and activities :
From 2000 – 2016              I was involved, teaching in many tie dye n batik workshop around Indonesia and abroad.
2007 – Recent                      Textile Artist, Designer and Freelance Teacher, especially in tie dye and batik
                                               Owner/Creatif Director of WIRU handmade tie dye and batik at Yogyakarta.

2015                                      Workshop Project for Ijo Temple Community, Yogyakarta by UNESCO

2010                                      Design Project for Craft Community in Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta by IOM/OIM. (International Organization for Migration)

2007 – 2008                        Fashion stylish, Kabare Magazines, Yogyakarta 
2005                                      Co-Curator for Solo Exhibition of Batik Artist KRT Daud Wiryo at National Gallery, Jakarta 

Apr – Jun 2003                    Assistant for Japanese Basket Artist, Kyoko Ogawa, Yogyakarta                                          
Sept – Oct 2002                  Assistant for Artist of Bussaries For Artist Award from UNESCO – Cemeti Arts Foundation, Yogyakarta                                                                                                                                               
Nov 2000 – Jan 2001          Guest Teacher in Yakkum craft, for handycap student, Yogyakarta
Nov 2000 – March 2002    Assistant Editor of “Surat” three monthly Newsletter of Cemeti Arts Foundation, Yogyakarta                                                                                                                                                                    
Solo Exhibition 
2017                    “Tangan Mencintai Kain” 10 tahun pameran WIRU, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta
2005                    “Before and After”,  Kedai Kebun Forum, Jogjakarta  


Selected Group Exhibition

2018                   “Reracik”, pameran kelompok Bumbon, Bale Banjar Sangkring, Yogyakarta

                            “Temu Rose”, pameran kelompok Akar Tumbuh, Greenhost Hotel, Yogyakarta

                            “Pengilon”, Pameran bersama kelompok Bumbon,Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta,

                            “Estetika Domestika”, IFI Lembaga Indonesia Prancis, Yogyakarta


2017                   “Mencari Semar” , Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta


2016                   “Bumbon”, Sangkring Project, Yogyakarta


2015                   “Breakthrought”, Malaysia-Indonesia Artist Exhibition, Kersan Art Studio, Yogyakarta

                            “Stiching the Gap Exhibition”, Waga Gallery, Jakarta

                            “Nandung Srawung”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta

                            “Drawing Nusantara”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta


2014                   “Celebrating The Jelly”, Daging Tumbuh DGTMB art space, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

                            “Snap Crackle Pop”, Crack Gallery Jogjakarta, Indonesia


2013                   “Mommy Dearest”, ViaVia Cafe&Alternative Artspace, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


2012                   “Indonesian Craft”. National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

                            “Indonesia Conteporary Fiber Art – Chapter One : Mapping”, Art-One Museum,

                              Jakarta, Indonesia.


2011                  “ Immemorial Project”, Darwin, Australia

                           “La Composia”, Edwin Gallery, Jakarta

                           “Beastly”, Cemeti Art House, Jogjakarta and Salihara Gallery, Jakarta

                            Soft Opening Rumah Rempah Karya. Solo

                           “Transformation”, Fiber Face 3, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta


2009                   “Jogja Jamming”,  Jogja Biennalle, Jogja National Museum

                            “ Immemorial Project ”, Indonesian –  Australian artist, Roomate – ICAN warehouse, Jogjakarta  

                            “ My Body”, Andy Gallery Grand Indonesia Lower Ground, Jakarta

                            “Fiber Speaks”, Taman Budaya Jogjakarta

                            “September Ceria”, Jogja Gallery, Jogjakarta

                            “Merajut makna, menjalin waktu”, North Art Space, Ancol, Jakarta

                            “TEXTSTYLE PROJECT”, Fiber Arts Exhibition, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta

                            “”Love Tanks” with S. Teddy D , National Gallery of Singapore, Singapore

                            “Kunduran Truk”, Kersan Art Space, Jogjakarta

                            “Anarko-body”, O-House Gallery, Jakarta

                            “Fiber Face 2”, Fiber Arts Exhibition, Taman Budaya Jogjakarta


2008                   “From Medium to Transmedia”, Highlight ISI, Jogja National Museum, Jogjakarta   

                            “Love Letter in Twelth Month”, O House Gallery, Jakarta

                            “Loro Blonyo”, Omar and Beatrix Wedding Exhibition, Magelang

                             Asia Fiber Arts VI” Fiber Arts Exhibition, Bentara Budaya Jakarta 


2007                   “Shadow of Prambanan”, Jogja Gallery, Jogjakarta

                            “Fiber Face”, Babaran Segara Gunung, Jogjakarta

                              Indonesia Woman Artist Exhibition “Intimate Distance”, National Gallery, Jakarta. 


 2006                  “Beyond Reality”, Grand Opening V-Art Gallery, Jogjakarta

                            “Young Arrows”, Jogja Gallery, Jogjakarta.


2005                   “Jogja Biennale VIII”, Taman Budaya, Jogjakarta

                            “Bali Biennale”, Tony Raka Gallery, Ubud, Bali

                            “Pra-Bali Biennale: On Discourse”, Museum Affandy-V art Gallery, Jogjakarta

                            “ Arafura Craft Exchange”, Indonesia-Australia, Museum and Gallery of Arts Northern Territory (MAGNT),

                               Darwin, Australia.


2004                   “Menimbang Dunia Perempuan”, Taman Budaya, Jogjakarta

                            “Dream”, Outmagz Arbituary, Jogjakarta.


2003                   “Mesh”, textille exhibition, Nanyang Institute of Education Gallery, Singapore.

                            “Bermain Jerami”, Warsawah, Jogjakarta

                            “Girl Talk” , Edwin Gallery, Jakarta.

                            “Fussion Streght”, Exhibition and Collaboration Performance with Singapore Artist,  Langgeng Gallery, Magelang: 

                              Puri Art Gallery, Malang: Benda Gallery, Jogjakarta. 

                            “Dog Show”, Surounded By Water, artist-run-space, Manila, Philipines 

                            “Tali Ikat: Fiber Connection”, International Fiber Arts Exhibition, Taman Budaya, Jogjakarta

                            “Rupa Kata”, Gelaran Budaya, Jogjakarta

                            ““ABRAKADABRA (A Simulacrum Forest)”, a collaboration installation with Irene Agrivina,

                               Benda Gallery, Jogjakarta          

                             “Women Claim Their Space”, National Gallery, Jakarta

                             “The International Jogjakarta Batik Competition and Festival with Natural Dyes”, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Jogjakarta

                             “Dies Natalis XV”, Indonesia Institute of Arts’ Gallery, Jogjakarta

                             “Horizon ‘95”, Contemporary Craft Exhibition, Benteng Vrederburg, Jogjakarta

                             “Outdoor Instalation in Human Rights Day” , Indonesian Institute of Arts, Jogjakarta

                             “Bias Kuntum Saraswati”, Women Artist Exhibition, Affandi’s Museum, Jogjakarta 

                             “Jogjakarta Arts Festival IX”, Purna Budaya, Jogjakarta


1997                     “Batik World, The International Batik Competition, Exhibition and Conference”, Sheraton Mustika Hotel, Jogjakarta 

                              “Contemporary Textile Exhibition”, Ngayogyakarta Royal Place, Jogjakarta 


Art and Fashion Activities

2012 – 2015         Involved in some art wearable show and fashion show. 

2011                     Fashion Show “Hidden treasure”, with IOM, Dixie, Jogjakarta

2009                     Fashion Show at Jogja Fashion Trends workshop, Hotel Phoenix

                              Fahion Show at Takrib Festival, Ambarukmo Plaza, Yogyakarta

2008                     Fahion show at Dies Natalis ISI, Yogyakarta

                             Costume maker for “Are you Ok?”, performing arts by Fitri Setianingsih

2007                     Solo fashion show in Public Relation Community, Jimbaran Café, Jogjakarta

                              Costume maker for “Flower Speech”, performing arts choreographed by Fitri Setianingsih

2004                     Fashion show “Lomba fashion dengan kain nasional”, Jakarta Convention Center  


Involved in many workshop in Indonesia and abroad       


Awards and Grants

1997                      Fifth Winner of “Batik World”, The International Batik Competition

2000                      Nomination of International Batik Competition and Jogjakarta Batik Festival

2004                      Favorite Winner of “Fashion in National Textile Design Competition”, Jakarta,

2005                      “Artist in School”, Grant from Northern Territory Government, Australia


Public Collection

Textile Museum Indonesia, Jakarta

South East Asia Works,  Museum and Gallery of  Arts Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia