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The Indonesian Visual Art Archive (IVAA) is a non-profit institute based in Yogyakarta. It was established in 1995 initially under the name of Yayasan Seni Cemeti (until April 2007). Our main area of work is in documentation, research, library and organizing visual art education and exploration programs. IVAA also functions as a think tank or a creative laboratory to discuss various concepts and activities that support the development of visual art and contemporary culture in both practice and discourse.
IVAA’s documentation collection includes photographs and audio-video recordings of artists at work processes and visual art events as well as donations in the form of reference materials of various kinds starting with visual arts and culture reference books, national and international exhibition catalogues, visual artists portfolio’s through to audio visual/video art works.
IVAA’s database contains thousands of data references and archives related to Indonesian and international visual arts, which have been collected for more than 10 years.
All of this data is stored at the IVAA library in Patehan Tengah 37 in Yogya. This library has also become an information, reference and learning facility for visual artists, researchers, university students, curators, critics and various other parties from the fine arts infrastructure. This library is also the only independent public library specializing in visual arts in Indonesia.
Since the middle of 2008, IVAA has digitalized archives and developed partnerships with various fine art institutes in Indonesia in order to preserve the visual arts archives and to put this database onto an online network at ivaa-online.org. This is part of the developments at IVAA Digital Information Center.
As a development from this documentation and archives work, IVAA has also initiated activities that are related to developing visual art and culture, such as the writing program (Aksara Creative Art Writers Club), artist’s discussions, workshops, exhibitions, art’s projects, seminars and so on.
Please refer to http://ivaa-online.org