Duality and identity have always been the notions in Debbie Tea’s work. In a very personal manner, she relates her thoughts and feelings to her surroundings. Yet from a distant, she sees the individuals, beliefs and daily happenings around her as anonymities that need to be investigated further.

Many of her works rather result in an in-depth assessment than in an absolute. Thus, encouraging her audience to cleverly observe further, which inevitably connects them even deeper with her. 

Her artistic practice includes challenging herself in exploring photography as the medium during the digital era, which involves a camera, photo-editing software and herself as the person who operates.


Debbie Tea is an Indonesian visual artist who graduated with a BA Degree in animation from RMIT University (2006) and won John Clang’s Mentorship Program Competition (2011) before moving to Amsterdam, The Netherlands to complete a BFA in photography at Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2013). 

Tea was selected as one of the New Dutch Photography Talent 2013. Exhibitions include 'Here is ZINE Tokyo 10 – Tokyo Cultuart by BEAMS' (2015) in Tokyo, 'THE EXPOSED #8' (2015) at G/P Gallery Tokyo, Singapore International Photography Festival 2014 (2014) in Singapore,‘Kallenbach X GUP’ (2013) at Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam. 

Her works have been featured in various publications such as ELOQUENCE Magazine (Korea), NOT TODAY Magazine (Taiwan), New Dutch Photography Talent (NL), WERK Magazine - COMME des GARÇONS (Singapore) and GUP Magazine (NL), to name a few. Online publications include Booooooom!, Flak Photo, Humble Arts Foundation, among many others. 

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