Dr Angie Bexley is anthropologist whose work spans disciplinary boundaries of art, anthropology, and international development. Studying at the University of Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta 17 years ago, Angie spent her ACICIS year largely performing visual art happenings on Jalan Malioboro and has been intrigued by art and social change ever since. She later founded the cultural collective, The Culture Kitchen with artists from Indonesia, Australia and Timor-Leste and their film and print-making work has been exhibited at human rights exhibitions in Melbourne, New York and London. Later, she founded the Culture Kitchen FoodLAB as an action research project with chefs and artists to explore Indonesian culinary cultures. Dr Bexley has published widely on social inclusion, generational change, Timorese politics and regularly contributes to forums such as DevPolicy and DLP. She is the co-author of the book, Fieldwork in Timor-Leste: Understanding Social Change Through Practice, published by NIAS Press.
Dr Bexley is currently the Deputy Director of the Australian-Indonesian Partnership for Justice.