Aliansyah Caniago (b. 1987, Indonesia) is a visual and performance artist whose work centers social engagement and activism. After studying painting at the Bandung Institute of Technology’s Faculty for Art and Design, he has since 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. Caniago 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. In 2018, Caniago joined the MoT+++ collective in HCMC, Vietnam.
His notable projects and exhibitions include BaCAA Assemblage, Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung, Indonesia, 2019; Unsettlement, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia, 2018; Ex-tension: The dislocation of culture and pattern, Galeria Curators Lab, Poznań, Poland, 2018; Henosis, Baik Art, Seoul, South Korea; Wandering Seeds: Moving and Migration – Stories from a Place to Other, National Museum of Prehistory, Taitung, Taiwan, 2018; Rendez-vous 17, a program of the 14th Lyon Biennale, Institute d’art contemporain de Villeurbanne, Villeurbanne, France, 2018. In 2017, he participated in both the Baik Art Residency at Davidson College, NC, USA, and the BijlmerAIR residency program of CBK Zuidoost, in collaboration with Bradwolff Projects and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. In 2015, he was awarded the Bandung Contemporary Art Award for emerging Indonesian artists.