Christian Bastiaans (b. 1951, Amsterdam) studied at the Amsterdam Gerrit Rietveld Academy from 1971 – 1976, the Kyoto University of Art from 1976 – 1978 and at New York’s Pratt Graphic Centre in 1982. He began working with video in the mid-seventies, since then creating highly interdisciplinary installations that combine video with sculpture and photography and are influenced by film and literature. Travel is a major theme in Bastiaans’ life and work, as is a fascination with Asian culture and philosophy, especially the Japanese. In this context, the exploration of his own Indonesian descent plays an important role.