In countries with a young museum culture, local artists often reach both national and international audiences through temporary exhibitions and private initiatives. The businessman and collector Tom Tandio has been closely involved in that process in Indonesia, having served on the board of the Biennale Jogja, Yogyakarta, and founded IndoArtNow Foundation, an online platform archiving works by contemporary Indonesian artists. The foundation also supports artists for overseas participation in biennales.
His own collection concentrates on Southeast Asian contemporary art. In 2016, part of his collection is exhibited in Song Eun Art Space—a pronounned non proﬁt foundation in Seoul—to support Indonesian artist exposure to the Korean audience. The exhibition was aptly titled: The Man who Fell into Art: Collecting as A form of Personal Narrative. He recently left his position as the President of the Board of Young Collectors for Art Stage Jakarta, and as Artistic Director of Art Stage.
Gil Schneider studied law and business administration in France, England, Germany, Japan and Hungary. He started his professional career in Europe where he worked in the real estate, hotel and tourism business for over 10 years before moving to Singapore in 2003. Always interested and involved in the arts he obtained a MA in East Asian History of Art from Zurich University, Switzerland.
Gil joined Sotheby’s Institute of Art Singapore in October 2008 as the Programme Director for the MA in Art Business course (accredited by The University of Manchester). In 2013 he was appointed Director, Exhibitor Management of Art Stage Singapore. He left the organisation in 2016 and became Fair Consultant for Art Jakarta in 2017. Schneider brings in his combined extensive business experience and broad knowledge of the arts, especially the regional art markets.
Enin Supriyanto is an independent art curator and writer. He has been curating many contemporary art exhibitions and contributing essays on Indonesian contemporary art for various publications in Indonesia and abroad, among others in: Half A Century of Indonesian Printmaking (KPG, Indonesia, 2000); Indonesian Contemporary Art Now (SNP International, 2007); Agus Suwage: Still Crazy After All These Years (Studio Biru, 2010); Sip! Indonesian Art Today (Distanz, Berlin, 2013). He actively involved in many international art forums, he was the co-curator of the major show Beyond the Dutch: Indonesia, Utrecht Centraal Museum, The Netherlands (2009-2010); as member of panels in the 4th Guggenheim Museum: Asian Art Council (Bangkok, 2014), member of jurors panel for ON SITE, Visual 2015, On Site Festival, Taipei (2015), and Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art (Singapore, 2016,2017), panel member in rountable and seminar “Transitioning Museums in Southeast Asia”, Goethe Institut, Berlin (2018).
He is now the Curator/Project Ofﬁcer of the Equator International Symposium, a parallel event of the Jogja Biennale; and also Artistic Director of Indonesian Pavilion for the 57th Venice Biennale (2017). Enin Supriyanto lives and works in Jakarta, Indonesia.