Anissa Amalia is an LA based queer non-binary multidisciplinary artist, born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. At the age of 17, they moved to Seattle to pursue their education, and unbeknownst to them, their decision to move to the US has opened many doors for their creative endeavors.
The dynamic of Anissa’s identity as a queer Southeast Asian muslim often become the basis of their practice. At times the questions of "who am I?" or "where do I belong?" are the forefront of their work, other times they show it more subtly in the way the build their world through film, photography, or installation.
They also used to DJ and VJ in Seattle's electronic scene. Their VJ work have been seen at shows from Galcher Lustwerk to Foodman. Anissa also have co-directed many music videos with their main collaborator, Josh Vredevoogd, under the moniker Anissa & Josh Duo. They have made videos for many local Seattle artists such as Emma Lee Toyoda, Naked Giants, Brakebill, and DJ NHK Guy.
Photo credit: Derrick Lee