653: There Must Be More With Ika Vantiani

Ika Vantiani is an Indonesian female self taught artist who makes works with Collage medium.  She is widely involved in art There Must Be More With Ika Vantianiactivities such as exhibitions, workshops and training. However Ika Vantiani has no artistic background at all, she graduated from the London School of Public Relations and worked for 13 years in the field of Advertising.  Her love and obsession with Art and Craft made her known as one of the collage artists, both at home and abroad. In addition, Ika is also active as a curator in several major exhibitions such as Fringe events of IKAT/eCut, The Body Festival, What U See Is Not What U Get,  and Fashion for Words.  Ika works using various mediums, one of the mediums used is books.  She cut out some used books which later made Collages. Ika began pursuing collages at the beginning of 2000 when she was happy to make collages from used magazines, then she became involved in the international artist community which made her even more in love with Art and Craft.

Ika shares how she realize that there must be more to life than working a job and decided to after what she truly loves to do which is her art work.


Ika Vantiani is a self taught artist.

Cultural Background

Ika is of Indonesian, Arab and Japanese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

People think about the word fearless to mean without fear but I see it to actually mean with fear but you did it anyway.

People think about the word fearless to mean without fear but I see it to actually mean with fear but you did it anyway.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is knowing and celebrating your strengths and weaknesses.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Ika had a carpe diem mindset, she did whatever she wanted to do.  She did not overthink it.

The “AHA” Moment

Ika was unhappy at her job and realize that there was more to life than just working a job.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Art is her home, a world where Ika can be her authentic self.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Know your strength and work out it really hard, focus on it.

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