During the process of creating Daging Tumbuh, Eko Nugroho was a university student experiencing anxiety toward the exhibition space; they were expensive and his applications were continuously rejected. From the difficulties in gaining exhibitions grew a resistance to the exhibition space and a discovery of new mediums to communicate his artwork.

Eko Nugroho is a member of the art community that centres on the vibrant central Java city of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. Nugroho works across diverse media; creating paintings, murals and handmade comic books, contemporary updates of the tradition of shadow puppet theatre, and collaborations with local craftspeople to produce embroideries.

Creative VIC | The exhibition RALLY: Contemporary Indonesian Art: Jompet Kuswidananto & Eko Nugroho was generously supported by the Joan and Peter Clemenger Trust.
Supported by the Commonwealth through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.