We are thrilled to welcome Sabrina Citra as our Writer in Residence 2022!
Sabrina Citra is a researcher and writer currently based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her interest in photography stems from a childhood hobby of collecting images, which has formed her work in deconstructing and engaging with the ‘archive’. The topics of histories and collective memory began to inform her research through her internships at CNN Indonesia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as it exposed her to questioning the fragmentation of national histories that has shaped Indonesia. She expanded this work throughout her Masters of Science at King’s College London and specialised in displacement within the construction of the nation-state.
She has co-written essays with Yaa Addae for Decolonize the Art World and published for Gal-dem. She has recently contributed to a series of reflections on the Indonesian National Gallery’s exhibition called Para Sekutu Yang Tidak Bisa Berkata Tidak. She is currently working on deconstructing the ‘exotic’ gaze that has shaped the idea of a Southeast Asian aesthetic. Her current work interlopes across theory, poetry and photography to imagine a re-making of Indonesianness.
We are excited for Sabrina to be a part of Photography+ and look forward to share her articles, features and more.