Anissa Amalia was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. At the age of 17, they moved to Seattle, WA to pursue their artistic endeavors. Their works often revolve around their identity as a bilingual Southeast Asian person living in the United States. Many of these issues have been shown through work with many different mediums from film/experimental videos, photos, and interactive/immersive installation.
They also VJ's and DJ's on the side within the local music scene and does music videos with their main collaborator, Josh Vredevoogd, under the moniker Anissa & Josh Duo. Their VJ work have been seen at shows from Galcher Lustwerk to Foodman. Their music videos are quite known within the Seattle scene as well. They have made videos for many local artists such as Emma Lee Toyoda, Naked Giants, Brakebill, and DJ NHK Guy.
Photo credit: Derrick Lee