Antariksa lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He is a founding member and researcher at the Kunci Cultural Studies Center and also a fellow researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Multiculturalism and Pluralism Studies (Impulse). He studied history (Lembaga Studi Realino, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta) and philosophy (Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta). Besides working on several research and art projects with KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, for several years now he has been researching art collectivism and art education in Asia. He is the 2017 laureate of Global South(s) du Collège d’études mondiales/Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme fellowship, Paris, and Associate Fellow of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore.
He has conducted research on Indonesian art, culture and history and is the author of Tuan Tanah Kawin Muda: Hubungan Seni Rupa-LEKRA 1950–1965 (The Relation Between Art and the People’s Cultural Institute in Indonesia 1950–1965) (2005). Antariksa’s research interests lie in the complexities of the Indonesian art environment. In particular, art collectivism during Japanese occupation (1942–1945) and its impacts and influences on Indonesian art history.