Artist Talk

Artist Talk

Brief Biography of Participating Artist

Landung Simatupang (b. Yogyakarta, 25 November 1951) acts for the stage and film, at times
directs theatrical performances and gives public reading of literary works. Graduated from Gadjah Mada University Faculty of Letters with a bachelor degree in English, he is an English-Indonesian & Indonesian-English translator mainly for creative writing materials. He also writes poetry. Lives in his hometown.

Ewelina Eve Smereczyńska, born 1985 in Poland, is a performer, art manager and theater critic.
She obtained Bachelor Degree in Cultural Management Studies (year 2008) and Master Degree
in Theater Studies (year 2011) at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). She also
studied dramaturgy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). She has worked as a journalist, venue manager and event organizer
for theater and dance festivals in many countries in Europe. She has been involved in many international artistic projects, performing as a member of theater companies and creating her own
solo performances. She is currently living in Jogjakarta (Indonesia), where she studies Acting in
Institute of Indonesian Arts and collaborates with Indonesian artists.

Gita Kinanthi, was born in Surabaya December 18, 1986. Since childhood she loved dance and
learn dance around her home in Bogor. Getting talent scouting program for studying dance at the
State University of Jakarta (2005-2009), and continued her studies in the field of dance in Post
Graduate Program at the Indonesian Art Institute, Yogyakarta (2010-2012). Involved in a variety of dance events in Indonesia as well as some cultural mission and workshop in Kuwait, Shanghai, Thailand and Brunei Darussalam. Now she lives on the island of Lombok, developing medium of dance as therapy and community-based social transformation.

Hanna Fransisca (Zu Yong Xia/Zhu Jia Yun) was born in 1979 in Singkawang, West Kalimantan. She writes poems and stories. Her writings of motivation can be found in andaluarbiasa.com. Poems and short stories have been published such as in Kompas newspaper and Tempo magazine. Her anthology of poems that was published by publisher KATAKITA (2010) with title “Konde Penyair Han” has been awarded as the best book 2010 by Tempo magazine. Her two short stories “Kolecer” and “Hari Raya hantu” have been published in a joint anthology. Beside writing, she is a member of Jakarta Art Council (Dewan Kesenian Jakarta) since 2013.

Ketut Sumerjana born in Singaraja, Bali, 1974. He is a composer of electronic music with
traditional music roots of Bali. He participated in various musical performances and creating
illustration for video works. Sumerjana teaching music at Indonesian Art Institute, Denpasar,
currently is completing post-graduate program at the Indonesian Art Institute in Yogyakarta.