Andreas Siagian is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in Civil Engineering (Graduate of Atma Jaya, Yogyakarta). His initial interest in interdisciplinary practice began when he was in college, where he studied programming languages to create a software for highway geometric design calculation and planning. His practice evolve over time, ranging from creative programming in audiovisual work, DIY electronics, sound sculpture, installations, and instrument building.
Siagian’s current activity focuses on creative communities, alternative education, DIY/DIWO (do it with others) culture, and interdisciplinary collaboration. He has worked with community-based initiatives and created a wide variety of installations, workshops, events, and festivals in Indonesia since 2004. His collaborative activities with local creative communities include co-founding several initiatives such as breakcore_LABS, a platform for experimental audiovisual performances; urbancult.net, an online site for visual documentation and mapping of street art in Indonesia; and lifepatch – citizen initiative in the arts, science, and technology. Since 2014 he has also been co-director of the Hackteria Lab in Yogyakarta.