|Arts Discipline||Interdisciplinary and visual arts|
KARANGWARU LOR TR II/238
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|Profile||Alia Swastika was born in Yogyakarta, 1980. She graduated from Communication Department Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. Her career was started when she began write actively in national newspapers and magazines, especially in the field of arts and culture.
In 2000, she joined KUNCI Cultural Studies Center to promote and to emerge cultural studies discourses in Indonesia. Within 2000 - 2004, Alia was actively published her essays in academic journals and presented her research in seminars and workshop.
In 2002-2004, she worked as associate editor for SURAT newsletter, a magazine for visual art published by Cemeti Art Foundation, that encouraged her to work as a curator in Cemeti Art House. As a artistic manager, she was a member of curatorial team in this well-known alternative space, and organize most of the exhibitions in recent two years. Until now, she is still writing for many mass media with the main interests on arts, gender and identity.
In 2005, with a grant from Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF), she joined staff exchange programme in UfaFabrik, Berlin, Germany. In 2006, she received a grant from Asian Cultural Council to conduct a research and internship at The Asia Society, New York.
During 4 years working at the Cemeti Art House, she curates at least 11 exhibition each year and managed most of the project done by the organization.