Born in 1945 in Solo, lives and works in Solo, Indonesia
Since 1970, Suprapto Suryodarmo has studied free movement, Vipasana and Sumarah (Javanese meditation techniques). In 1974 he was initiated into the Theravadin order of Buddhism and created Wayang Buddha (The Buddha’s Puppet). The main intention of his work continued as an exploration of how to make less of identification through the practice of movement arts. In 1986, Suprapto established his own school called Padepokan Lemah Putih, centered in his uniquely landscaped garden, Mojosongo, on the outskirts of Solo, Java.
Suryodarmo initiated ‘Sharing Movement’ circulation in Europe, America, Asia and Australia and Web Art Garden, a world-wide network of artists and presenting organizations. He also served as a delegation artist in the Asia Europe Meeting II in London, UK in 1998 and 2004 International Shamanism Art Festival in Seoul, South Korea.
Suryodarmo currently serves as a Founding Member and Chairperson of the Board for Dharma Nature Time – an international co-operative foundation; Founding Member for Yayasan (Foundation) Teja Samudragiri in support of Art, Temple, Garden in Tejakula, North Bali and Yayasan Dharma Samuan Tiga in support of Art and Religiosity programs in Bedulu, Bali. He continues to present workshops and performances in Europe, Australia, The Philippines, Japan, and recently in the U.S.A, Mexico and India.