Diyan Achjadi was born in Jakarta, Indonesia to a West-Javanese father and an English-Canadian mother, Achjadi grew up moving between Jakarta, Hong Kong, London, and Washington DC. Achjadi currently resides in Vancouver, BC where she is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Material Practice at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She has exhibited widely at galleries and film festivals across Canada and beyond, most recently at the Richmond Art Gallery (BC), Art Gallery of Mississauga (ON), and Open Studio (Toronto), and including solo presentations at Centre MAI (Montreal), Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Victoria), Oboro (Montreal) and AIR Gallery (New York, NY), among others.