I Nyoman Sudiasa, also known as Pak Nyoman, was born in Titab Village, Busung Biu, Buleleng on June 8, 1974. He is the youngest of 11 siblings. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia in May 2001. His meeting with Dr. Rai in 2015 when he was doing outpatient care at Wangaya General Hospital, bringing Pak Nyoman to a weekly session at Dr. Rai’s house. In October 2015, KPSI Simpul Bali (Indonesia Schizophrenia Community) was formed and he became one of its members.

Pak Nyoman was appointed as the coordinator in a joint audience with the Mayor of Denpasar in August 2016, which eventually gave birth to Rumah Berdaya, a psycho-social rehabilitation place for people with Schizophrenia. In 2017, he was appointed as a contract employee of the Health Service by the Denpasar City Government. Then starting in 2019, Pak Nyoman was listed as a contract employee at the Denpasar Social Service as the coordinator of Rumah Berdaya.

Now Pak Nyoman is actively doing painting after attending Art for Well-being sessions several times, which was held at Rumah Berdaya by Ketemu Project. With Kabul’s (artist and Ketemu Project’s founder) direction and guidance, Pak Nyoman’s work has been exhibited at Cata Odata (2017), Rumah Berdaya (2018), and the Momentary Museum in Tokyo, Japan (2019).
Want to connect and get updates on his or Rumah Berdaya’s recent works? Get in touch through Instagram account @nyomansudiasa_ and @rumahberdaya_kpsibali

Tulika is a curator and writer interested in the intersection of urban art, technology and accessibility. She studied Mass Communication and Art History in 2016. Her curatorial practice reflects on worldbuilding, often drawing on sensorial touch points to activate viewers of art. Practicing from Singapore’s innate competitive environment, she is especially driven by collaboration and cross-disciplinary experiments. Combining art with VR and technology, here she sees her role as a co-producer of artwork.

Since 2016, she has worked with arts and culture practitioners in various programming and mentorship capacities. These include Kult, The MeshMinds Foundation, Singapore International Film Festival, Goethe-Institut, Singapore Art Museum, The Projector and Singapore Writers Festival. Her writing on film is featured in the National Museum Cinematheque Quarterly and Asian Film Archive. Tulika graduated with a degree in Mass Communications and Art History from Nanyang Technological University.

She likes art, enjoys writing about art, and a consumer of pop-culture. Film is one of her biggest inspirations. She is not an artist but her work wouldn’t exist without artists, and so she spent a lot of time on Instagram. She is interested in world-building through exhibitions. Her interest in pursuing curating brought her to Bali (as part of Ketemu’s residency program) for two weeks in June 2019 to research about disability and the arts, an area completely new for her. Tulika is a curator on one of Ketemu Project’s exhibitions, “Now Is A Good Time”.

www.tulikaahuja.com

Tulika Ahuja saat pembukaan acara pameran di Uma Seminyak