Artist-Musician-Guitar Explorer-Builder-Improvisator-Sound Artist
Ikbal Lubys is an Artist, Musician, Guitar Explorer, Builder, Improvisator, and Sound Artist. He was born in from Malang, East Java and based in Yogyakarta. He formally trained western classical music and classical guitar at Indonesian Institute of Art Yogyakarta. His work currently evolves transforming social issues, images and three dimensional forms in to sound in various presentation formats and collaboration with interdisciplinary artists arround the world including performing art, visual art, dance, and film. Among them Meg Stuart, Melati Suryodarmo, Jompet Kuswidananto, Daniel Kotter, Ignaz Schick, Arco Renz, The Kazimier, Lurie Crombie, Rully Shabara, Wukir Suryadi, etc. He involved in programming and mentoring in some residencies, conference, and art communities. He has been participated in several exhibition and Festival such Sidney Bienalle, Jeonbuk Museum of Art Korea, Brussel Europalia Festival, Bluedot Festival UK, Fon Festival UK, etc. In 2017 he awarded for Comission work of AND festival Manchester UK. He is also Co-founder of Ethnictro, one of the Yogyakarta based creative spaces for sound and music founded in 2008 as an independent institution which focuses on art education, music teaching & learning, and open expressions.