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⇩ How Tintin became The Most International Artist in the Universe.

"When I was born, god didn't play dice. He saw all the possibilities and created parallel universes. In each of them I was born at exactly the same place on earth, but in a different time, and so I had a different citizenship.

In one, I was born 100 years earlier, and I was a Dutch East Indian. In another one, I was born 30 years earlier, and the Japanese won the war, so I became a Japanese East Indian.

In this one, I was born 5 centuries after the invention of the printing press, which gave birth to the Internet. Thanks to the reformation, I can be an artist - and the Internet allows me to collect passport from all the existing countries on earth. I have 140 passports right now. Doesn't that make me the most international artist in this universe?"

from The Most International Artist in the Universe (Tintin Wulia 2011), unlimited-channel unsynchronised video installation in advertisement durations.

Brisbane-based Tintin Wulia (b. 1972, Denpasar) has exhibited in major international exhibitions such as Istanbul Biennale (2005), Yokohama Triennale (2005), Jakarta Biennale (2009), Moscow Biennale (2011), Gwangju Biennale (2012), Asia Pacific Triennale (2012), Sharjah Biennale (2013) and Jogja Biennale (2013). Her work is part of public and private collections including in the Van Abbemuseum, Singapore Art Museum, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art and He Xiangning Art Museum.
 
Tintin Wulia is an Australia Council of the Arts' Creative Australia Fellow 2014-2015.