The Mission of Yayasan Biennale Yogyakarta (YBY), established on August 23, 2010 is to:

Initiate and facilitate efforts to achieve a strategic concept of urban planning based on art and culture and to improve the blueprint for cultural city of the future as a space for fair and democratic living.

Visual arts are one of the sectors of cultural creativity which is growing rapidly in Yogyakarta, stands in a central position and is very important in the life of Indonesian arts. Yogyakarta has played a very dominant role in the history of Indonesian visual art. This region is home to the most influential art academies, the residences and studios of the country’s leading artists and host to a never-ending stream of arts events.

The development and management of our cultural resources is an effort to build and optimize all the potential of the people creating art and cultural heritage as well as the utilization of all the cultural assets which exist in the Special Region of Yogyakarta.

1. Nindityo Adipurnomo Artist, co-founder of Yayasan Indonesian Visual Art Archive, Director of Cemeti Art House
2. Suwarno Wisetrotomo Curator, professor at the Indonesian Institute of Arts
3. Butet Kartaredjasa Community representative, Head of Yayasan Bagong Kussudiardjo
4. Dyan Anggraini Artist, former Head of Yogyakarta Cultural Center
5. Mella Jaarsma Artist, co-founder of Yayasan Indonesian Visual Art Archive, Director of Cemeti Art House
6. Anggi Minarni Community initiator at Heritage Yogyakarta, co-founder of Indonesian Visual Art Archive
7. Ong Hari Wahyu Artist, community art activitist
8. Kusen Alipah Hadi Artist, cultural activists
9. Kuss Indarto Curator
10. Eko Prawoto Architect, observer of urban problems, professor at Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana

1. Yustina Neni (Director) Arts managment professional, Director of Kedai Kebun Forum, co-Founder of Yayasan Indonesian Visual Art Archive
2. Kusworo Bayu Aji (Finance) Building contractor, bamboo expert


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