Dian graduated from the International Relations Program at Gadjah Mada University, but discovered her calling in life through arts and culture. She was a manager of an independent and experimental music group called Melancholic Bitch before becoming a radio announcer, work that led to her involvement in numerous networks and experience as an organizer for events, festivals and arts projects in Yogyakarta and Malang. In 2009, she won a competition for her blogging which provided the opportunity to take part in a Summer Course “Culture and European Identity” at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. After managing the Komaneka Fine Art Gallery in Ubud-Bali for more than five years, she joined Komunitas Salihara where she works as the manager of Galeri Salihara.
Rama, a psychology graduate from the University of Indonesia, began her involvement in the field of arts management by becoming the vice secretary general of Jeunesses Musicales Indonesia, as well as the manager of the National Youth Orchestra of Indonesia in 2001. After that, she managed the production of a number of arts performances, including the multimedia concert L’Histoire du Babar (2005) together with pianist Iswargia Sudarno, the opera Samson et Dalila (2004), and the concert Mozart’s Coronation Mass (2006) with the Batavia Madrigal Singers and Jakarta Chamber Orchestra directed by Avip Priatna, the choir concert Asiaccatura (2007), concert of theTianjin Symphony Orchestra (2007), Jakarta New Year’s Concert 2006-2007 with Ananda Sukarlan, the performance Je.ja.l.an (2008) with Teater Garasi, and the opera Sang FX (2008) with Remy Sylado. Rama’s involvement with Komunitas Utan Kayu (later Komunitas Salihara) began when she managed the opera The King’s Witch (2006) by Tony Prabowo and Goenawan Mohamad, followed by the Utan Kayu Literary Biennale 2007, with the photography exhibition, Another Asia: Jakarta Edition (2008). Rama is the public relations manager for Komunitas Salihara.
Ening studied in the French language program of the Department of Language and Art at the Institute of Teachers’ Education (IKIP) Jakarta. She began her career as a reporter at Djakarta City Life Magazine in 2000, and at the end of 2003 joined Oktagon, a contemporary art and photography gallery. Ening worked as project manager for several photography events, among others: the seminar, workshop, and photography exhibition for “Fashion Artwork” by Geoff Ang (Singapore), 2003; the workshop and photography exhibition “The Master Class Klavdij Sluban” (France), 2004; and ”Pelangi di Serambi Aceh,” 2005. She was the project officier for the Photography Festival celebrating 60 Years of Indonesian Independence at the National Museum in Jakarta with the curator, M. Firman Ichsan, in 2005. Since 2004, she has been part of Qmunity organizing the Q Film Festival based on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) perspectives and Ening has been a member of the Qmunity Board for the period of 2007-2010. Starting in June 2008, Ening has been working for Komunitas Salihara as a program manager, and together with friends in the women’s movement she organized the V Film Festival (Women’s Film Festival) and became the director of V Film Festival 2009.
Surya Bantrang Jenar
Surya Bantrang Jenar usually called Jadug was born in Purwokerto, Central Java. He joined Komunitas Salihara in July 2009 as theater staff in lighting. His formal education was at ISI Surakarta where he graduated specializing in Stage Design in 2002. He has taken part in workshops in lighting and stage design from tutors Soga Masaru (Japan), Bert Neuman (Germany), Clyfton Taylor (US), Iskandar K. Loedin and Sony Sumarsono (Indonesia), and Marcus Dhosi (US). Jadug worked for Ajang Gelar ISI Surakarta as a lighting design technician at Teater Kecil and Teater Besar from 1998 until 2000, as well as at Taman Budaya Surakarta. Besides that he has assisted the production of various arts events including BSF (Bengawan Solo Festival) and the performance,
I La Galigo. From 1998 until 2008 he worked with many artists in dance, music and theater in Surakarta for their academic final examination performances, festivals, and solo performances in various cities throughout Indonesia.