Askanadi is an internationally renowed contemporary artist. His works are mainly abstract and spiritually uplifting for the viewer. He graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Yogyakarta in 2007. He has lived in Germany, Malaysia and Indonesia. He has now returned to his home town to contribute his knowledge and skills to the society. He is married to Dr. Claudia. He has two children. Askanadi is the co-founder and director of Ulu-Ilir-Institute.