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 inYogyakarta, stands in a central position and is very important in the life of Indonesian arts.Yogyakartahas 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 (head)

Artist, Supervisor of Yayasan Indonesian Visual Art Archive, Director of Cemeti Art House

2. Oei Hong Djien

Business owner, art collector, founder of the OHD Museum of Modern & Contemporary Indonesian Art

3. Butet Kartaredjasa

Community representative, Head of Yayasan Bagong Kussudiardjo

4. Mella Jaarsma

Artist, founder of Yayasan Indonesian Visual Art Archive, Director of Cemeti Art House

5. Eko Prawoto

Architect, observer of urban problems, professor at  Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana, member of Dewan Kebudayaan Yogyakarta

6. Christine Cocca

Collections manager and conservation specialist, international arts management professional

7. Tom Tandio

Business owner, art collector

1. Suwarno Wisetrotomo (head)

Curator, professor at the Indonesian Institute of Arts, member of Dewan Kebudayaan Yogyakarta

2. Anggi Minarni

Community initiator at Heritage Yogyakarta, Director of  Karta Pustaka

3. Ong Hari Wahyu

Artist, community art activitist

1. Yustina Neni (executive director)

Arts managment professional, Director of Kedai Kebun Forum, Co-Founder of Yayasan Indonesian Visual Art Archive

2. Dewi Yuliastuti (administrative assistant)

Arts management professional