Imam Santoso
(b. 1986) Both a conservator at the National Museum of Indonesia as well as a professional artist, Imam Santoso’s colorful and intricately surreal artworks reflect his motivations as preservator of culture, home, and life. Born in the country’s artistic capital of Yogyakarta, Imam graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the Indonesian Art Institute, after which beginning a professional art career in earnest. He was awarded United Overseas Bank (UOB) Painting of the Year in 2011, and has exhibited in Indonesia, Malaysia, Hungary, Korea, and now the Philippines.