Dr Elly Kent is the editor of New Mandala's ARTSEA series on art, design and architecture in Southeast Asia, and a former editor of New Mandala (2020–2022). She is Deputy Director of the ANU Indonesia Institute and a member of the Asia: Innovation and Transformation Research Hub in the School of Art and Design at the Australian National University. She has worked as a researcher, writer, translator, artist, teacher and intercultural professional over 20 years in academia and the arts in Indonesia and Australia. Elly is the author of Artists and the People: Ideologies of Indonesian Art (2022) NUS Press, and co-editor (with Virginia Hooker and Caroline Turner) of Living Art: Indonesian Artists Engage Politics, Society and History (2022) ANU Press.