A writer, researcher, and artist who manages NEUE LIB, an online interdisciplinary intellectual hub publishing zines, articles, and cultural curations.
Kezia’s academic essays on postcolonialism, contemporary capitalism, and critical theory won several national academic research and writing contests, held namely at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Airlangga, and Universitas Pelita Harapan. In 2017, Kezia was selected as the Indonesian representative for the G(irls)20 Global Summit—a conference organized by G(irls)20, a young women’s NGO based in Toronto, Canada—in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Kezia began her writing career as a freelance contributor and poet for The Jakarta Post’s youth paper in 2008 when she was 13. Kezia’s first book, titled Bicara Besar, was published in 2016. In 2018, Kezia collaborated with UK poet Sonority Turner to produce a poetry and electronic music performance in the UK/ID Festival, while joining Jakarta-based poetry initiative Paviliun Puisi’s management team. In 2019, Kezia collaborated with post-rock band Morgensoll for a song titled Ngengat. Kezia’s installation art was exhibited at Art Week 2018 and Lokatara Fest 2019 art exhibitions in Jakarta, among others.
Kezia is part of language workers’ collective In Other Words and works daily as an independent researcher and translator.