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Adelina Luft

Since 2022 Adelina Luft collaborates as curator and project coordinator with

Adelina Luft is an independent curator and cultural organizer whose practice emerged and developed in Yogyakarta (Indonesia) along decolonial lines of thought and modes of working that favor processes, collaboration and interdisciplinarity. Her curatorial projects address trans-local affinities and the human/nonhuman relationship with land, migration, and identity. Since 2021 she is based in Bucharest where she initiated various projects, among which We Are Here to Stay with Arab immigrants/refugees in partnership with the Romanian Peasant Museum and MNTRplusC, or the group exhibition Ecologies of Repair at Gaep. She is currently a collaborator at and the co-curator for Biennale Jogja Equator 2023 where she previously took on various roles for the 2017 and 2015 editions.

Adelina holds a BA from the National University of Political Studies (Bucharest) and a MA in Visual Art Studies from Gadjah Mada University (Yogyakarta). She often contributes with texts about Indonesian art, more recently for the book A History of Photography in Indonesia: From the Colonial Era to the Digital Age published by Amsterdam University Press and Afterhours Jakarta. She participated in several curatorial programs: What Could/Should Curating Do in Belgrade (2022) with support from Kadist Foundation and The Romanian Cultural Institute, Kuandu Museum of Fine Art in Taipei (2018), or Curator’s Agenda in Vienna (2016), among others.