Curators and Artistic Director

Budi N.D. Dharmawan - DSF6380a


Alia Swastika is a curator based in Yogyakarta, and has been working with the art scene in the city for almost 15 years. Aside of her projects in Indonesia, Ms Swastika had been involved in various international projects such as curator for Marker focus on Indonesia in Art Dubai 2012, co-Artistic Director of 9th Gwangju Biennale: Roundtable with 5 other curators and so on. She curated first edition of Jogja Biennale Equator Series: Indonesia meets India. She is now one of the board members of International Biennial Association representing Jogja Biennale.

Artistic Director

Rain Rasidi (born 1975) is an independent curator and lecture at Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta. He worked as curator for alternative space Gelaran (2000). In 2003, he joined residency program for arts management at Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and at the Asian Australian Art Center, Australia. His curatorial works: Neo Iconoclast (2014), Future of Us (2012), Jogja Agro Pop (2011), Indonesian Disjunction (2009), Utopia Negativa (2008), Jawa Baru (2008) and others.


Woto Wibowo aka Wok the Rock (born 1975) is an artist with interest in multidisciplinary medium to create works and projects based on collaborative action. He combines a sense of forming space, speculative investigation and medium experimentation as his artistic practice. He is now the Director of Mes 56, an artist-run-space focusing on contemporary photography.

Associate Curator

He is a founding member and Co-coordinator Video Art Network Lagos, ( and has taken part in several exhibitions locally and internationally as a practicing artist. Anogwih is a visual artist and curator living and working in Lagos, Nigeria. Recent curatorial projects include ARENA (where would I have got if I had been intelligent!).  Centre for Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland (2014); Àsìkò: Evoking Personal Narratives and Collective History.