For the past 30 years Dadang Christanto has produced controversial work rooted deeply in the human experience. Originally from Tegal in Central Java, Indonesia, Christanto now lives in Brisbane where he continues to produce art with an unrelenting message of human suffering and the need for compassion regardless of differing faiths and political systems.

Christanto has exhibited widely at many international biennales and exhibitions including the Biennale of Venice (2003), JogJakarta Biennial and CP Open Biennial, Jakarta, Indonesia (2003), and the First and Third Asia-Pacific Triennials of Contemporary Art, Brisbane (1993, 1999).