Muhammad Andik alias “Gus Black” alias Andi Black was born in Lumajang, in East Java, in 1984. He completed his studies at the Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta (ISI) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in 2009 and with a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts in 2014. Since 2004 he has been actively participating in exhibitions in various Indonesian cities. He has also received various national awards and reached the finals of several national art competitions. He lives and works in Yogyakarta. Furthermore, he works as university lecturer at the Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta (ISI).