Syagini Ratna Wulan aka. Cagi   
A Rose by Other Name, 2019, Lacquer on Plexiglass, 122 × 160 × 3 cm

Syagini Ratna Wulan a.k.a Cagi, born 1979 in Bandung, Java, Indonesia, lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia.

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. Simultaneously stylish and subversive, her installations clearly connect her to contemporary pop culture, which is not surprising given the fact that, apart from working as a furniture-and interior designer, she is also known as a fashion stylist for a number of indie music groups in Bandung.

Syagini has been involved in numerous exhibitions domestically and abroad, such as the Jogjakarta Biennale in 2017, as well as a recent solo exhibition, ‘Ahead of itself already being it’ at FOST gallery in 2017, Singapore and the group show ‘Panorama: Recent Art from Contemporary Asia’ at the Singapore Art Museum (2012).