Ugo Untoro, born in Indonesia in 1970, graduated from the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta. He continues to live and work there. He has held solo exhibitions in Indonesia, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur as well as participated in group exhibitions in the United States of America, China, France and Vietnam. He is known to have brought contemporary Indonesian art to a new level. Over the past decade, Ugo Untoro has elaborated a collection of paintings, drawings, poems and writings. His signature style is raw and spontaneous influenced by his street background and graffiti art knowledge.
His entry to the Philip Morris Art Awards in 1998 was placed within the Best 5; and he was named Man of the Year in 2007 by Tempo Magazine of Indonesia.