Angki Purbandono studied in the Modern School of Design, Yogyakarta (1993-1994) and Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta (1994-1999). His first work was presented in a group exhibition Festival Kesenian Yogyakarta IX at Vredeburg Fort, Yogyakarta. He has has solo exhibitions, including: KOLASMANIAC, Centre Culturel Francais, Yogyakarta (1999); Industrial Fiesta, Changdong Art Studio, Seoul, South Korea (2006); and Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta (2007); Kissing The Methods, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2009); Noodle Theory, Garis Art, Jakarta (2010); and TOP POP, S. Bin. Art Plus Gallery, Singapore (2011).
The style used by Angki in his works is quite rare in Indonesia, namely Scanography. Instead of using a camera, Angki places the object he wants to capture using a scanner. The printout of the image is then displayed in a neon box installation. In his solo exhibition Noodle Theory, Angki exhibited his work with noodles as one of his objects. In Bihun Park, Angki described a whale among the white waves made of vermicelli. According to Hermanto Soerjanto as the curator, Angki succeeded in presenting unique works that can provide new experiences for the audience, in this case, culinary (noodles).
In 2002, Angki together with Eko Prawoto, Akiq AW, and Wimo Ambala Bayang formed Ruang MES 56 in Yogyakarta. Ruang MES 56 is a non-profit institution which is a laboratory for the production and dissemination of artistic ideas, especially those based on photography, both in concept and context. The purpose of Ruang MES 56 is to build a discourse on contemporary art and visual culture, as well as to optimize art networks in the Southeast Asian region. Until 2016, Ruang MES 56 was still active in carrying out its programs in several ways, namely: residencies, presentations/discussions, exhibitions, and cross-disciplinary art projects.