Bio




Victoria Tunggono lahir di Ende tanggal 17 Maret 1984. Besar di Jakarta, Tori sekeluarga pindah ke Bandung tahun 1992 dan menetap di Kota Kembang sampai tahun 2012. Tori sempat kuliah di Universitas Bina Nusantara Jakarta jurusan Desain Komunikasi Visual, namun lebih tertarik untuk mempelajari Desain Interior dan menyelesaikannya di Universitas Kristen Maranatha Bandung tahun 2007. Tori sempat bekerja di beberapa perusahaan desain interior dan majalah interior di Jakarta sebelum pindah ke Bali tahun 2012. 

Perjalanannya menemukan jati diri sebagai anak bangsa Indonesia dimulai di Bali, yang mengantarnya membuka rahasia demi rahasia nan gemilang yang disembunyikan para leluhur di masa silam. Petualangan Tori menelusuri sejarah silam Indonesia diwakilkan Rani dan Bima dalam novel trilogi bergenre fiksi 'Gerbang Nuswantara' yang berlanjut pada sekuelnya 'Candi Nuswantara' dan 'Jagat Nuswantara' (yang terakhir masih dalam pengerjaan).

Saat ini Tori aktif dalam yayasan literasi berbasis sosial Aksara Muda Nusantara (Samudra), mendirikan komunitas Urban & Spiritual (yang di antaranya menggelar grup konseling dua-mingguan Mental Support Jakarta, bekerja sama dengan Radio Palsu mengasuh program 'Rapalan Klenik' dan bekerja sama dengan Noice untuk program 'Lifeguide: Zodiac & Tarot') serta berdansa swing jazz dengan komunitas Indo Swing.



Author's Bio

Victoria Tunggono was born in Ende on March 17, 1984. She was raised in Jakarta but the family decided to move to Bandung in 1992 and stayed there until 2012. Tori studied Visual Communication Design at Bina Nusantara University in Jakarta but she was more interested on Interior Design and finished her study at Maranatha Christian University in Bandung in 2007. Tori had worked in several interior design firms and interior magazine companies in Jakarta before she decided to move to Bali in 2012.

Her journey to find her identity as Indonesian nationality started in Bali, which then led her to unveil layers of glorious secrets hidden by the ancestors in the past. Tori's adventure of revisiting Indonesia's history represented by Rani and Bima in the trilogy of fiction novels 'Gerbang Nuswantara' that continued to its sequel 'Candi Nuswantara' and the in-progress 'Jagat Nuswantara'.

Currently Tori is writing another fiction novel, being active in a social-based literary foundation Yayasan Aksara Muda Nusantara (Samudra), building a spiritual community Urban & Spiritual (of which holding the bi-weekly counseling group Mental Support Jakarta, nurturing the 'Rapalan Klenik' section in Radio Palsu, and will soon nurturing a podcast program 'Lifeguide: Zodiac & Tarot' in collaboration with Noice) and also dancing the swing jazz with the Indo Swing community.



Bibliography

Author
Gerbang Nuswantara, PBK, 2015
Gateway to Nuswantara, PBK, 2015 (English version to Gerbang Nuswantara)
Candi Nuswantara, PBK, 2018

 
Other Books
NurZahra: An Ode to Nature and Culture, Afterhours Books, 2016
Imagination: The Spirit of JPS, Limited by JPS, 2017
17 Pertiwi Indonesia: A Photography Book, Limited by JPS, 2017
Morroccan Journey, Private Collection of Flora Rikin, 2018 
Exploring Ladakh, Private Collection of Flora Rikin, 2018
Inti Raymi: Peruvian Sun Festival, Private Collection of Flora Rikin, 2019


Other Media
Brilio English, 2016
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Chairman of Samudra Foundation

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