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Aliansyah Caniago

Aliansyah Caniago (b.1987, Indonesia) is a visual and performance artist whose work often takes a socially engaged or activist perspective. Since studying painting at the Bandung Institute of Technology Faculty for Art and Design he has participated in multiple international performance art workshops across Asia and Europe. He is known for interventions and site-specific projects that seek to incorporate art within society, using public spaces to enable audience participation. Aliansyah is a co-founder of the artist collective space Ruang Gerilya in Bandung, Indonesia, which functions as a platform for artists interested in experimentation, process and research. He is a winner of the Bandung Contemporary Art Award. In 2018, Aliansyah joined the MoT+++ collective in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.