Hometown: Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lives and Works: Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Nadiah Bamadhaj (b. 1968, Malaysia) was initially trained as a sculptor at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand but now produces drawings, sculptures, installations and digital images. She has worked in non- governmental organizations, lectured in art, and has written on both Malaysia and Indonesia. In 2000, she began her full-time art practice and was awarded the Nippon Foundation’s Asian Public Intellectual Fellowship in 2002, electing to spend her fellowship period in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, where she currently lives with her husband and son. Her artwork continues to focus on the social intricacies of Yogyakarta’s society, using myth, architecture, and dwelling to articulate her observations.
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