designs fake institutions • writes short stories • installs guerrilla street art • creates immersive theater • writes alternate realities • designs commissioned public art • does good work in exchange for money • likes to draw buildings • teaches classes and workshops • is pretty good at cooking • has a lot of feelings • used to be an architect • is trying to get better at coding • is trying to get a dog • was born in April • hopes you have a nice day •
Third-Person Bio:April Soetarman is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and writer. Her site-responsive works play with the language of everyday objects and speculative institutions to explore complex human emotions. Her current digital and physical works focus on creating moments of delight, whether through tactical urban troublemaking, immersive installations, or online media. Her interventions have been exhibited by the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, and Boombox Chicago, as well as anonymously installed in dozens of urban spaces across the country. April also operates WeirdSideProjects.com, her previously-anonymous series of ongoing experiments in code, text, and street art.
April has a BA in architecture and music from UC Berkeley and was an Experiential Design Founding Fellow at Experience Institute in Chicago. She has taught at Pratt Institute and the School for Poetic Computation. She also maintains a commercial practice.
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