Syagini Ratna Wulan was born in 1979 in Bandung, Indonesia. She studied fine art at Bandung Institute of Technology, graduating in 2001, and earned an MA cultural studies from Goldsmith College, University of London, graduating in 2006. Since the beginning of her artistic career, Syagini Ratna Wulan has been known for her non-linear visual idioms. In her art, which is idiosyncratic, enigmatic and “feminine,” she explores issues of fantasies and human unconsciousness by means of textual interpretation. Both her penchant for absurd and fantastical narratives in films and music and her intellectual interest in the Surrealists run like a red thread through her oeuvre. Through her works, Ratna Wulan expresses thoughts on the way in which nothing in contemporary life is what it seems, playing around with the seemingly sacred, beautiful surface that shrouds psychosis and neurosis in urban Indonesian cosmopolites. She uses projections of her own social image and personal life as the main narrative, told by means of games or tricks, inviting viewers to play along and find mutual understanding in creative, darkly humorous ways.