Sidhi Vhisatya

Sidhi Vhisatya, Curator, Queer Indonesia Archive (QIA), Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia

Sidhi Vhisatya is a queer art practitioner, curator, programme manager and researcher based in Bali, Indonesia. He has been a member of the Queer Indonesia Archive management collective since 2020, focusing on curating exhibitions and managing field trips to collect material. His professional focus is to flag up storytelling and public histories as key human rights and community engagement tools for queer issues. With QIA, he has curated the exhibition, ‘AIDS and Queers in Indonesia’, telling the history of HIV in Indonesia with a focus on the response from queer communities. In 2022, he presented Merekam, Mencari and Menemukan, a post residency digital exhibition showcasing the trajectories of queer movements in Yogyakarta. In the same year, he was given a Prince Claus Seed Award, which he used to platform the live experience of queer Catholics in Indonesia. In early 2023, he completed research tracing the journey of trans acceptance in Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara. He is currently working to assist the Art et al. X Ketemu partnership project, Bali, which brings together disabled and contemporary artists to collaborate on new artworks or curatorial works. He is also a full-time Programme and Outreach Manager at Saka Museum, Bali, a museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating Balinese culture.