Erik Batstra, born in The Hague, the Netherlands in 1963 is a practicing artist with a history of art making for the last two decades. Erik graduated in 1996 from the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, the Netherlands.
In 1997 Erik moved to Indonesia where he worked and lived until 2012. After Indonesia Erik has been working and living in Bangkok, Thailand until 2015, before moving back to the Netherlands. Reik has been involved with studio practice as well as an educator of the visual arts after graduating from the Academy.