Uphie Abdurrahman


Country: Indonesia

Uphie Abdurrahman is a seasoned cultural programmer at the US Embassy Jakarta. He translates and interprets professionally, writes folk songs with his guitar and scribbles surrealist short stories. As an avid commentator of sociopolitical trends, he enjoys the realm of competitive debating. Uphie recently joined Unmasked, Jakarta’s poetry collaborative, to channel his penchant for penning poems about minority struggles and mental health.

Uphie Abdurrahman adalah sosok yang mengerjakan program budaya di US Embassy Jakarta. Di luar jam kerjanya, ia menjadi penerjemah atau interpreter profesional, menulis lagu-lagu folk dengan gitarnya, dan menghasilkan cerita-cerita pendek surealis. Baru-baru ini, ia bergabung dengan Unmasked, proyek puisi kolaboratif di Jakarta, untuk menyalurkan kecenderungannya menulis puisi tentang perjuangan kaum minoritas dan kesehatan mental.

Appearing in

Main Program: Kamila Andini: The Seen and Unseen

Award-winning Indonesian director Kamila Andini’s debut feature, The Mirror Never Lies, follows the lives of Bajo ‘sea gypsies’ in South Sulawesi. Her second feature, Sekala Niskala (The Seen and Unseen), …


Main Program: Art for Impact

A pantomime artist slash social activist, a theatre director assisting mothers to stage their own play, a visual artist helping people with schizophrenia, and an actor and illustrator remembering the …