Born in Indonesia, Bambang N Karim is a media artist by trade who has worked primarily with digital media for over 14 years. Bambang seeks to explore the boundaries of the digital medium through his favourite theme of identity, women, and the human struggle.
Most recently, Bambang took a role as Director and Media Artist for a critically acclaimed interdisciplinary art “Kali” – through the art residency in Yogyakarta, Indonesia supported by Australia Indonesia Institute.
Bambang was the media artist for The Serpent’s Table by Griffin Theater Company, Sydney 2013. In 2012 Bambang received an art-residency program from Asialink and produced Jentera. He toured in regional cities in Australia between 2008 – 2011 for Yumi Umiumare’s En Trance. For this work also He was nominated for a Green Room Award in Projection and/or Video Design category for his work in En Trance produced by Malthouse Theatre/Yumi Umiumare.
In 2009, his collaborative work Sakasama, was performed by Yumi Umiumare, at the iDance Festival Hong Kong. His video installation entitled Miss Taken was shown at OzAsia Festival, Adelaide in 2009 as well.
Sponsored by Full Tilt at the Arts Centre, Melbourne, Bambang initiated a collaborative work with Yumi Umiumare and Tony Yap, entitled 3A in 2004. 3A work has become the benchmark of his exploration in combining live performance and the realm of digital technology.
When not practicing art, Bambang – also known with his nickname BB – is one part designer, one part developer, honing his skill by running a production design business bNd Solutions.