Yogyakarta Biennale Foundation established on August 23, 2010, is a social institution, a non-profit organization, based in Yogyakarta Indonesia. The mission of Yogyakarta Biennale Foundation is to:
- Initiate education and appreciation of arts and culture
- 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.
• Organizing Biennale Jogja
Biennale Jogja is an international biennale focused on visual art, held every 2 years since 1988. Visual art is 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 academie, 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.
• Equator Symposium
The symposium is international in scale, involving specialists and practitioners from various nations which can be included in breadth and scope of the equatorial line. Within the framework of an expert and knowledgeable discourse, the Equator Symposium will be cross-disciplinary, although its focus of attention is contemporary art. The Equator Symposium wants to be bridge between as many ‘local geniuses’ as possible from around the equator. Small occurrences here and there are the triggers for various changes, the existence of which should be collected and vocalised in order to continuously refresh our thinking and inspire us. Their ingenuity in facing their respective national complexities along the equator is what the Equator Symposium is interested in. We believe that together we can give the world a reason to change!
• Residency Artists