Andreas Siagian is artist/engineer working on a wide range of practice in DIY electronics and interdisciplinary art. His practice began in 2004, when he decided to teach himself how to develop software for highway geometric design calculation and planning in Civil Engineering.
He later quit his formal job as a civil engineer to become an artist and to be active in organising and performing in experimental sound and music events. In 2008, he started to make installations, developing workshops, and participating in art and science events.
In 2009, he co-initiated breakcore_LABs, a series of events for experimental sound, music, and audiovisual performance in Indonesia. He co-founded Lifepatch—a citizen initiative in art, science and technology in 2012, where he is still active with the other members in developing workshops, artworks, and participating in and organising public programs. Lifepatch participated in OK Video 2013 & 2015, Jogja Biennale 2015, Jakarta Biennale 2013 & 2015, Europalia 2017, Lifepatch solo exhibition at MuHKA Antwerp and many other events globally. In 2014, he was the co-director of Hackterialab 2014—Yogyakarta, a two week hacklab program of interdisciplinary collaboration organised by Hackteria and Lifepatch.
His solo practice brought his interest in DIY electronics and instrument making to The Instrument Builders Project in 2013 (in Yogyakarta) and 2015 (in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne). He collaborated with Wukir Suryadi to create senjatajahanam, two instruments that were performed in the opening of Jogja Biennale 2015. In 2016, he was the visual artist for Senyawa's solo concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, and in 2018, he was the co-director of Biocamp Tokyo, artistic director of Indonesia Netaudio Festival, co-host of the Hacklab Nusasonic, and facilitator of Arisan Tenggara. In addition to his solo performances, he has played together with Lintang Radittya, Wukir Suryadi, Sodadosa, Iqbal Lubys, SIN, mantroj, antirender, and manticore.