He was born in Belgium in 1933. He holds a Belgium citizenship but has resided in Yogyakarta since 1991. He was a lecturer at Universitas Gajah Mada in Yogyakarta and later became a Counselor, focusing to nurture the development of handicrafts. Rudi is passionate about improving the education and exposure of art in Indonesia, and initiated the establishment of a children’s museum called Kolong Tangga. Rudi Corens is a man of many talents; he paints and designs jewelry, puppets, furniture, sculptures.