Albert Yonathan Setyawan was born in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. He completed his Post-graduate degree at Faculty of Fine Arts, Bandung Institute of Technology in 2012 and at Ceramic department, Kyoto Seika University in 2016. He is a professional ceramic artist based in Kyoto and currently a second-year Ph.D. candidate at Kyoto Seika University focusing his research on Indonesian Contemporary Ceramic Art.
He exhibits both inside and outside Japan, having shows in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Australia, and Italy. In his practice, he has also incorporated several other mediums such as drawings, video, and performance art in his ceramic works. He represented Indonesian Pavilion at 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 and participated in SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now at MORI Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan in 2017.