Yaya Sung is an interdisciplinary artist, born in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has been engaging in contemporary art scenes since 2006. Art becomes her platform to address and raise social and political issues in Indonesia such as questioning her identity as a Chinese descendant (Tionghoa), Examining Kamisan Acts (a silent protest held every Thursday outside presidential palace in Jakarta), Rediscovering history related to Anti-Chinese riots in 1998, and Destruction of women’s movement in 1965.
Her media varies from photography, image/photo-based installation, videography, performance, to text and design installation. She is keen to explore cross-disciplinary collaborations, experimenting with limits and boundaries of being an artist. Yaya is determined to use fear and trauma as the metaphor to understand the meaning of her existence. She is one of the recipients of 16th Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) grant.