Wimo Ambala Bayang (b. 1976) is a visual artist and pioneer in experimental photography and video art in Indonesia. He graduated in Photography from the Indonesian Art Institute in Yogyakarta. In 2002 he co-founded MES 56, an artist collective exploring photography at the intersection with other disciplines, where he continues to be an active member, a space which now runs as a non-profit institution and community. In 2004, Ambala founded Video Battle, an online video compilation produced and distributed independently, currently activated by a new generation of video makers.
A Studio of One’s Own is a series of weekly online dialogue sessions that seeks to reach out internationally to the quiet voices of Southeast Asia, catching up on their changing creative routines having been confined to their own home space. In casual conversation with DECK, the invited artists will share their thoughts on creativity and creation under lockdown and the impact of quarantine on their respective practices and involvement in the scene.