Etza Meisyara


Born in Bandung, 1991

Born in Bandung in 1991, Etza Meisyara is an artist who actively seeks for pure meaning in her art forms.
She attended Bandung Institute of Technology in 2009, where she picked up fascination in the wide
possibilities of the new media art. She deals with contemporary urban issues, culling experiences from
several journeys she has had, all the while drawing out the emotions she felt when faced with the nature
of this world. With a penchant for dissonance and cacophony of her surroundings, she integrates visual
art with sound and music, creating narrative arrangements that are not only attempting to express
humanity and its abundant problems, but also show off her skills in medium explorations and

Her works often recount heartfelt melancholia and desolation. Women from Syria (2018) depicts the
empathy overflow towards the Syrian refugees she met in Braunschweig, Germany, and similarly, How
Does It Feel to Be a Refugee (2017) also conveys the distress of the victims of Middle East's conflicts
flocking Europe. The latter won her the Bandung Contemporary Art Award #5.
Etza's latest solo exhibitions were ALCHEMIST, at Chapelle des Dames Blanches, La Rochelle, France (2018)
and Passing By, at Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung (2018). She has also participated in many group
exhibitions. To mention a few: Aurora, Toxteth Reservoir, Liverpool, England (2018); Art Jakarta/Bazaar
Art Fair, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Jakarta (2018); TILU, at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig,
Braunschweig, Germany (2017); Bandung Contemporary Art Award #5, Lawangwangi Creative Space,
Bandung; and KLANG KUNST, Sound Art Festival, Braunschweig, Germany (2016).