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(1983, Jakarta) Andang Kelana is an artist, curator, graphic & website designer, and freelance creative consultant. He is chairman of the HEX Foundation (Hoppla Extended Asia Foundation—The Hoppla Extended Asia Foundation is one way to see the potential of youth or new generations in developing internet technology-based art in Indonesia and Asia, as well as being a medium for distributing internet technology-based art knowledge. He is also a co-founder of Forum Lenteng – Jakarta (2003), the Artistic Board, and the Festival Manager for Arkipel – Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival. In 2012, Forum Lenteng initiated Visual Jalanan, a street art-focused online media that became a “DIY Culture Media,” he acted as director for the Visual Jalanan platform until now. In 2015, he curated a street art exhibition in Galeri Nasional Indonesia (National Gallery of Indonesia titled “Visual Jalanan: Bebas Tapi Sopan (Free But Proper)” as a parallel event to the Jakarta Biennale 2017. He also curated Abi Rama’s solo exhibition, Graphic Interchange, at Awanama Art Habitat – Jakarta a year earlier. 2017-2018 he was co-curator for Pekan Seni Media (Media Art Week) in Pekanbaru, Riau, and Palu, Central Sulawesi, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia. In late 2018, he participated as an artist in Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design 2018 (ICAD), with research from street punk music group—Gamelanoink, which was formed in the middle of 1998—titled “20 Years of Nothing“. In 2019, He initiated and developed—DIY Sound Lab Platform, and in 2020,, an online terminal for visual and sound artists to extend collaborative cross-genre audio-visual media. In 2020, he started with Mahardika Yudha (fellow co-founder of Forum Lenteng), an online platform for internet and new media art for the online exhibition, discussion, and biennale. Also, in their free time, he teaches graphic and web design at International Design School (IDS), Jakarta. Since 2019 he developed and managed Pejaten Huis, a co-operate profit space in Jakarta: Coffee Shop, Street Wear Store, Motorcycle Workshop and Gardening, etc.


His experience in film and video began in 2003 by becoming a participant in the Massroom Project, which produced nine documentary videos about Jakarta. In 2005 he became a participant and coordinator in a documentary video project in Mexico in collaboration with Forum Lenteng and El Despacho, Mexico, under the title EL TVDCM (El Taller Video Documental de Ciudad de Mexico). He was also involved in photography exhibitions as an artist; in 2004, he took a photo exhibition with several Indonesian contemporary artists with the title “Top Collection” at ruangrupa. In 2006, he participated in JEDA-a photography exhibition at Galeri Cipta III-Taman Ismail Marzuki and Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta.

In 2010, he was involved in the ID-Contemporary Art Indonesia exhibition at the Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin-Germany. While with Forum Lenteng, his works have been presented in national and international film festival events. In 2011, his film “Dongeng Rangkas (Rangkasbitung: A Piece of Tale) ” this film participated in the 3rd DMZ – Docs Korean International Documentary Festival, CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, then won the Best Feature Film award at the Yogyakarta Documentary Film Festival 2011. I also participated in OK. Video “Flesh” 5th Jakarta – International Video Festival at National Gallery of Indonesia 2011 (Cipher Video #5).

In 2015, Syaiful “Paul” Anwar directed the documentary film “Harimau Minahasa (Tiger of Minahasa)” with the Interseksi Foundation. In 2012 he joined a residency program in Ansan, South Korea, in the “Earth Calling – Thinking Otherwise” program. In addition, he has also been on one of the Program Boards at Kineforum, Jakarta (2011-2012). He was also the director of Jakarta 32ºC, a college student biennale from 2012 to 2017 in ruangrupa, and Program Manager at Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem from 2016 to 2017.

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(1983, Jakarta) is an artist, curator, private web-graphic designer, and trader. He currently serves as chairman of the Hoppla Extended Asia Foundation, which oversees two leading platforms; Hoppla and Extended Asia. He is also one of the founders of Forum Lenteng, where he has managed Visual Jalanan, a forum that has focused on discussing the culture of self-employment since 2012. Currently, with his friends, he works in a co-working space called Pejaten Huis and occasionally serves as a cashier at a Toko Store.

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2001 – 2006
Advertising, Communication Faculty (Unfinished) / Institut Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik, Jakarta

Work & Experiences

Founder and Chairman of HEX Foundation – This organization was created to become a forum for studying social and cultural issues in Indonesia, both in the exploration of works of art as well as in academic texts that can offer the values of cultural discourse in Indonesia and even the world / Jakarta

Founder and Management Team of – The medium of collaboration, innovation, and experimentation of contemporary arts and technology / Jakarta

Co-Producer of Digital Mixtape Music Album: Harlan – Fidelitas Cinta (Double Album) released by VJ>Play – online terminal for visual and sound artists to extend collaborative cross-genre audio-visual media / Jakarta

Founder and Management Team of Extended Asia – online terminal for visual and sound artists to extend collaborative cross-genre audio-visual media / Jakarta

Speakers at Matter of Art Biennale / Prague, Czech Republic. 1. 2.

Founder and Management Team of Pejaten Huis – co-operate profit space in Jakarta: Coffee Shop, Street Wear Store, Motorcycle Workshop and Gardening / Jakarta

Co-Curator for Pekan Seni Media
2017: Arus Balik Dimensi Teknologi Dalam Seni at Pekanbaru, Riau & Pekan Seni Media 2018: Local Genius at Palu, Sulawesi Tengah / Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan – Forum Lenteng, Jakarta

Curator for Abi Rama Solo Exhibition: Graphic Interchange
, Awanama Art Habitat / Jakarta

Curator for Visual Jalanan: Bebas Tapi Sopan (Free But Proper)–a street art exhibition / Galeri Nasional Indonesia / Jakarta

Coordinator for Roadshow Art On The spot (RAOS) in 16th Jakarta Biennale 2015: Maju Kena, Mundur Kena ( / Jakarta Biennale Foundation, Jakarta

2014 – now
Part-time Graphic Design Lecturer
at IDS – International Design School / Jakarta

2013 – now
Board of Artistic
& Festival Manager in ARKIPEL – Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival ( / Forum Lenteng, Jakarta

Research and Database
in 15th Jakarta Biennale 2013: Siasat ( / Jakarta Arts Council, Jakarta

2012 – now
of Visual Jalanan – Collaborative Media Platform for DIY Culture, initiated by Forum Lenteng. Visual Jalanan had other sub-platform consist of: VJ>Play (DIY Audio Lab) and VJ/Lab (DIY Culture Lab).

2012 – 2017
in Jakarta 32°C – Jakarta College Student Forum & Biennale ( / ruangrupa, Jakarta

2009 – now
Coordinator & Founder of Visual Jalanan – A Street Art Visual Journal / / Forum Lenteng, Jakarta

2009 – 2012
Film Curator
in kineforum ( / kineforum, Jakarta

2009 – now
& Head of Artistic of Merah Membara Graphic House / Jakarta

2009 – 2014
Managing Director of / Forum Lenteng, Jakarta

Board of Programmers / Tawuran! – High School Film Festival / Konfiden, Jakarta

2008 – now
Board of Editors
of / Forum Lenteng, Jakarta

2008 – now
Secretary-General / Forum Lenteng, Jakarta (

2005 – 2007
Co-Founder & Artistic / kelanadesain. — Graphic House / Jakarta

Video Workshop Facilitator for EL-TDCM (El Taller Video Documental de Ciudad de Mexico) / El Despacho, Mexico City – Forum Lenteng, Jakarta

Associate Art Director / [ideasphere] — Advertising Agency / Jakarta

Co-Founder/ Forum Lenteng, Jakarta

2001 – 2004
Co-Founder / tanahijau, Jakarta

Selected Art Exhibitions/Projects

Singapore Biennale 2022: Natasha / in collaboration with AWKNDAFFR Singapore / Singapore Art Museum, Singapore /

IMPSSBLPRJCT “Affirming The Crisis” / Curated by MAnshur Zikri / Cemeti Institute for Art and Society, Yogyakarta /

ICAD (Indonesian Contemporary Art & Design) 2018: Kisah /
Curated by Hafiz Rancajale / grandkemang Hotel, Jakarta /

Following Exhibition
(Group) – OK. Video / Curated by Mahardika Yudha / Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta /

OK. Video 2015: Flesh
(Group) / Curated by Mahardika Yudha / Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta /

Earth Calling: Thinking Otherwise
(Residency) / Community Space Litmus, South Korea /

ArtJog 2012: Looking East – A Gaze Upon Indonesian Contemporary Art (Group) / Curated by Bambang ‘Toko’ Witjaksono / Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta /

Membajak TV
(Group) / Conducted by Forum Lenteng, Curated by Krisna Murti / Galeri Salihara – Komunitas Salihara, Jakarta /

Pameran Seni Media: Lokalitas Dalam Perspektif Teknologi
(Group) / Curated by Hafiz Rancajale / Universitas Negeri Medan (UNIMED), Sumatra Utara /

ID-Berlin | Contemporary Art Indonesia
(Residency) / Forum Lenteng representatives: Andang Kelana & Otty Widasari / Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin – Germany /

VIDEO:WRK #2 – Surabaya International Video Festival (Group) / Galeri Pusat Keudayaan Prancis, Surabaya /

Videobase: Sosial. Video. Historia
(Group) / Conducted by Forum Lenteng, as researcher, facilitator & Artist / Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Jakarta /

Pameran Seni Rupa: Menilik Akar (Group) / as Forum Lenteng representative / Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta /

Jakarta 32ºC – Student Biennale
(Group) / as Forum Lenteng representative / Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta /

Jeda (Pause) – a Photography Project (Group) / Conducted by Forum Lenteng / Rumah Seni Cemeti, Yogyakarta & Galeri Cipta III, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta /

Loket Karcis – a Photography Exhibition
(Group) / Conducted by Forum Lenteng / Institut Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik, Jakarta & Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa, Serang – Banten /

Top Collection – A Photography Project
(Group) / ruangrupa, Jakarta /