Nadiah Bamadhaj (b. 1968, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia), works and lives in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She graduated with a double major in sculpture and sociology from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch. Her practice includes works in a range of media, from drawings, sculptures, installations and digital images. She has worked in non-governmental organisations, lectured on art, and written on both Malaysia and Indonesia. In 2000, she began her full-time art-practice, and in 2002, she was awarded the Nippon Foundation’s Asian Public Intellectual Fellowship. Her artwork often focuses on the social intricacies of place, and often employs themes of myth, architecture and dwelling.