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Astara Light


Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2022-2023 (Fall)

Committee chair/advisor: Kaja McGowan

Discipline: History of Art and Visual Studies

Primary Language: Indonesian

Research Countries: Indonesia, Singapore

Research Interests: My research centers on the work of contemporary Indonesian artists who employ a diverse range of visual techniques and philosophical approaches to speak to global issues. My dissertation considers how artists visually highlight ecological problems by drawing on spiritual perspectives unique to Indonesia. In particular I look at the impact of artists who exhibit their work nationally and internationally, including in Japan, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong. Other research interests include performance and movement theory, religious studies, indigenous studies, and national identity. 

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