Anissa Amalia was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. At the age of 17, she moved to Seattle, WA to pursue her artistic endeavors. Her works often revolve around her identity as a bilingual Southeast Asian woman 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.
She also VJ's and DJ's on the side within the local music scene and does music videos with her main collaborator, Josh Vredevoogd, under the moniker Anissa & Josh Duo. Her VJ works have been seen at shows from Galcher Lustwerk to Foodman. Her music videos are quite known within the Seattle scene as well. She has made videos for many local artists such as Emma Lee Toyoda, Naked Giants, Brakebill, and DJ NHK Guy.
Photo credit: Derrick Lee