Rangga Purbaya is a Photography graduate (1999-2006) of the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Yogyakarta. He is one of the co-founders of the contemporary art collective Ruang Mes 56 in Yogyakarta. His work, including photography, text, mixed-media, video installation, and performance, has a research-based focus on history, memory and archiving. He considers art as ‘a medium for reflection, a catalyzer for building reconciliation, and an agent for transformation’ (http://ranggapurbaya.com/). He has had solo exhibitions and residencies in Korea, France and Indonesia. His work has been featured at Fête de l'Humanité, Unseen CO-OP Amsterdam, Jimei x Arles Photo Festival, Bangkok Photo Festival, ACC (Asia Culture Center), Goethe Institute Indonesien, and Oz-Asia Fest in Adelaide. With Ruang Mes 56, he has participated in groups exhibitions and festivals in Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Austria, China, Singapore, France, Thailand and The Netherlands.