Aulia Yeru

Aulia Yeru

PhD Candidate
Arts, Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design


Supervisors: Felicity Fenner, Clare Milledge, Arini Arumsari 

Before commencing his PhD journey, he taught at Intermedia Studio, Telkom University, Bandung, Indonesia. He is also active as a practising artist. His works are mainly exhibited nationally in Bandung, Jakarta, and Jogjakarta.

Research area

Aulia Yeru's artistic endeavours are rooted in the confluence of artistic practice, environmental transformation, and spatial production. Within his doctoral pursuits, he delves into the realm of "hydrosocially engaged art," an approach that strives to illuminate and shape the interplay between the materiality of water and the ever-evolving social dynamics within waterways.

Aulia's focus on this research project is the Cikapundung River in Bandung, Indonesia. This waterway serves as the canvas, laboratory, and participant for exploring the hydrosocial process, where he seeks to unravel the multifaceted connections between water and society.

Research outputs
  • Images
  • Exhibitions
  • Performance (choreographed walks)
  • Theses

Chief Editor, Jurnal Rupa, Telkom University, Bandung

2016 – 2017
Head of Idealoka Gallery, Telkom University, Bandung

Lecturer, Telkom University, Bandung
Editor, Jurnal Rupa, Telkom University, Bandung

PhD in Art Practice, School of Art and Design, Faculty of Arts, Design, Architecture, University of New South Wales

Master of Fine Art, Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology 

Craft (specialization in Textile), Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology 

Solo Exhibition

VIAL, Ruang Dini, Bandung

Mendengar Warnamu, Rumahproses, Bandung

Group Exhibition

Modus/air, Indeks, Bandung
Supposes, Artotel, Jakarta
HDR Art Lab, AD Space, Sydney

Menuju Lirada, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung
Unboxing, Sydney Estonian House, Sydney
Declaring Distance, Selasar Sunaryo Artspace, Bandung

Rubicon: Di Tengah, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandumg
Immediacy of Image, Galeri Idealoka, Bandung

ART.UNLMTD, Art Jakarta – Jakarta Convention Centre, Jakarta

Soemardja Sound Art Project, Soemardja Gallery, Bandung

GETOK TULAR 2, Omnispace, Bandung
Pembuktianku, ART DEPT, Jakarta

Interconnectedness, Wastu Gallery, Bandung

Karyawisata, Jogja Contemporary, Yogyakarta

Bandung New Emergence vol.5, Selasar Sunaryo Artspace, Bandung

Hapsoro, Chabib Duta and Yeru, Aulia Ibrahim (2022) "The colonial legacy of Mooi Indië and the captive mind in the environmental policy of Citarum Harum," W acana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia: Vol.23: No. 1, Article 7.
DOI: 10.17510/wacana.v23i1.1063
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Mendengarkan Warnamu (Sebuah Eksperimen Mengenai Hubungan Pirsawan dengan Ruang Seni), published at Journal of Visual Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung

Expectations on a Straight Line, published at Jurnal Rupa (Journal on Art, Craft, and Culture), Telkom University, Bandung

Finalist “Bandung Contemporary Art Awards #4”, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung