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Ratna Mufida (b. Kediri, East Java, Indonesia, 1979) studied communication in the reknowned Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Gadjah Mada University and was involved in the early productions of Teater Garasi. She expanded her interest in the arts during her times at Kedai Kebun Forum. She is also known as a vigorous propagandist for a number of annual events such as NgayogjazzJazz Gunung, Festival Kesenian Yogyakarta, and  ART|JOG. Known for her meticulosity, she is the person in charge for our New Art Movement research that is aimed to be published early 2015. She’s available at ratnamufida@yahoo.com

Pitra Hutomo (b. Jakarta, Indonesia, 1984) once studied Geography at the Gadjah Mada University. Since 2006 she is an archivist for the IVAA. She is reachable via pitra.hutomo@gmail.com

Grace Samboh (b. Jakarta, Indonesia, 1984) is in search of what comprises a curatorial work within her surrounding scene. She jigs within the existing elements of the arts scene around her for she considers the claim that Indonesia is lacking art infrastructure especially the state-owned or state run as something outdated. She believes that curating is about understanding and making at the same time. With Hyphen, her concern is to encourage Indonesian arts and artistic research projects and publications. She’s logs her writings at sambohgrace.wordpress.com and is available at sambohgrace@gmail.com

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From May 2013 to May 2014, Amarawati Ayuningtyas interned in our office. She was responsible for several database projects (Agus Suwage’s collection, Maryanto’s works and Handiwirman Saputra’s works) and was the interviewer for 3 Karya (Hyphen’s ongoing research on Indonesian artworks history from the perspective of its practitioners).