Wulan Dirgantoro is a Lecturer in Art History and Curatorship in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne where she was previously a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research interests are gender and feminism, and trauma and memory, in Indonesian modern and contemporary art. Her publications include 'Feminisms and Indonesian Contemporary Art: Defining Experiences' (Amsterdam University Press, 2017) and ‘Aesthetics of Silence: Exploring Trauma in Indonesian Painting 1970–1980’ in Ambitious Alignments: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art 1945–1990 (Power Publication and the National Gallery of Singapore, 2018).
Elly Kent is the editor of New Mandala and the Deputy Director of the ANU Indonesia Institute. Her book, 'Artists and the People, Ideologies of Art in Indonesia', (NUS Press, 2022) examines why so many artists in the world’s largest archipelagic nation choose to work directly with people in their art practices. She is co-editor, with Dr Caroline Turner and Emeritus Professor Virginia Hooker, of the forthcoming book 'Living Art: Indonesian Artists Engage Politics, Society and History' (ANU Press).