Art is not only about personal expression, but also interpersonal and cultural expressions.”
Ozaques (1996) is a visual artist who has been working and living in Yogyakarta since 2017. Ozaques is interested in looking at the imbalances in today's social environment which are reflected in the cultural roots of the past. Ozaques takes an experimental, cross-disciplinary, collaborative and multi-medium approach. Ozaques is one of the founders of AISTHESIS Creative Space as a supporter of the non-art community ecosystem and community empowerment. In addition, Ozaques is also involved in the Community Care for Schizophrenia (KPSI) Simpul Yogyakarta in 2020. For Ozaques, art is not only about personal expression, but also interpersonal and cultural expressions. Started his career as an artist in 2017 and in the same year he was involved in the International Internship Study program at the Babaran Segaragunung Culture House, Indonesia. From 2018 to 2019, Ozaques actively participated in art exhibitions in Indonesia. Then in 2020, Ozaques was selected to participate in the Post-skilled Artist (SPt) residency program at the Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja (PSBK), Indonesia and has also participated in exhibitions in Indonesia, Pakistan, Germany, New Jersey, and Ecuador. Then in 2021, Ozaques was involved in a digital art collaborative project held by Shoebox Arts, Los Angeles and also had the opportunity to publish an experimental-based collaborative art project “Mental Illness and Creativity” in The Muse Magazine, Mc Master University, Canada. Currently, Ozaques is involved in the short film project “Suluk Ambatik” organized by the Babaran Segaragunung Culture House, Indonesia. In addition, Ozaques is also involved in the Open Art Class program: Developing Power & Critical Thinking in the Art Making of Based Research facilitated by the Inkubator Inisiatif, Indonesia.