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Born in 1961 (Bandung, Indonesia)
Arahmaiani is an artist, activist, poet and writer. She has long been internationally recognized for her powerful commentaries on social, political, cultural and environmental issues. And has been working as a guest lecturer in Passau University, Germany in the last 9 years (teaching every summer semester). She also used to teach in Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (2006-2008). Her own identity as Muslim mediates between Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and animist beliefs. She has been working with communities dealing with environmental, social and cultural issues in Indonesia and abroad. Creating a long term community based art project called “Flag Project” since 2006 she has been working with Islamic boarding school community in Yogyakarta. Then working with various communities in Indonesia and abroad. And since 2010 she has been working with Tibetan monks & the lay people in Tibet Plateau dealing with environmental issues till today.