Born in 1971 in Pariaman, West Sumatra. Abdi Setiawan is a sculptor who lives and works in Yogyakarta. His work is installation-based, and features life-size wood sculptures of everyday Indonesians in various social settings. He deploys his wood carving skill to manifest his imagination and perception to depict Indonesian human figures as he sees them. His rendering of the figures is so realistic and infused with life and they often pokes us with good-humoured satire. He understands the emotional experiences in shaping the characters of the figures he intends to offer by means of his sculptures.