Established in 2006 in Bandung, Indonesia, Tromarama is formed by Febie Babyrose (b. 1985 Jakarta, Indonesia), Ruddy Hatumena (b. 1984, Manama, Bahrain), and Herbert Hans (b. 1984, Jakarta, Indonesia). Working across video, installation, animation, sound, and algorithmic-based programming, Tromarama makes use of language, text, humor, and public participation to reflect on the relationship between the virtual and the physical worlds. While their projects address the most pressing issues in contemporary Indonesia, their witty analysis of the influence of digital media in society has made their work globally relevant, and one of Indonesia’s most acclaimed emerging artist collectives. 

Tromarama have shown their projects in major exhibitions worldwide. Selected solo exhibitions include Contraflow, Kiang Malingue, Hong Kong (2023); Personalia, ROH, Jakarta (2022); The Lost Jungle, Museum MACAN, Jakarta (2021); BETA, DOCUMENT, Chicago (2021); Amphibia, Centre A, Vancouver, (2017); Tromarama, Open Eye Gallery for the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, 2016; Tromarama, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015); MAM PROJECT 012, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2010). Their work has been featured in group exhibitions across the world, such as 84 Steps, Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam (2023); CLOUD WALKERS, Leeum Art Museum, Seoul (2022); Not In My Name, CCA, Tel Aviv, (2022); Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2019); Jakarta Biennale 2015: Neither Back Nor Forward: Acting in the Present, Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Jakarta  (2015); and the 11th Gwangju Biennale: The Eight Climate (What Does Art Do?), Gwangju, (2016).