MEET THE TEAM
Connected Art Platform (CAP) consists of a range of experts, curators, designers, researchers and academics with a mission to give established and emerging artists and other cultural producers the opportunities to reach wider audience beyond borders.
Founder & Business Dev. Director
Mona Liem is an Art Curator and Artpreneur based in Baden, Switzerland. Since obtaining a Master’s degree in Curating at the Zurich University of Arts in 2016, she has focused on art research projects, managing international artists, conceptualizing and curating a variety of exhibitions in Asia and Europe.
She is fascinated by New Media Art, Identity and Technology in a curatorial sense. In 2018, she was one of international juror of Apexart New York City, Contemporary art exhibition and International judge of Cynetart, International festival for computer based art, Dresden - Germany. At the 40th year Ars Electronica Festival in Linz Austria, she is invited to do presentation at talk: Art Electronica Partner network.
In 2019 she started MAG, A Media Art Globale Festival as Artistic Director & Curator in Jakarta, Indonesia. Also invited as Curator at WOT, Wave of Tomorrow, the biggest Art Technology & Music in Indonesia. She is also the founder of Connected Art Platform (CAP), and Roemah Indonesia (Culture community in Switzerland) as well.
Co-Founder & Finance Director
Sean has more than 15 years of professional experience in creative, web and digital communication services in commercial and public sectors in New Zealand. His combined Postgraduate degree is multimedia production and Master of Business Administration (MBA) gives him the required skills set to be in the mix of business operations from art related to complex IT projects.
He enjoys challenges in being a team player and his interests include travel, history and technology.
Adam Irfan Hawari
Social Media & Production Manager
Adam Irfan Hawari graduated from the University of Indonesia majoring in Library and Information Science. During his study , he was involved as a producer of RTC UI Fm and major events of UI such as operation manager at Indonesia Fashion Week (UIFW). He also works as operasional manager for an online gallery Senimart, Jakarta.
Recently, Adam became interested in gardening and permaculture which he started during the pandemic at his parent house in Pandeglang, West Java.
Administration & PR Manager
Michelle Geser Lunau
Michelle Geser Lunau studied Literature, Art History, Media and Comparative Cultural Studies at the Universities of: Konstanz, Regensburg, and Madrid and graduated with a Master of Art.
She has worked for the KKL Lucerne and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, and since 2011 she has been the cultural appointee of the city of Rheinfelden, responsible for fine art and classical music projects and curating fine art exhibitions. In 2016 she graduated from Zurich University of Arts (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste) with a CAS in Curating, thus gaining further knowledge in the sector of contemporary art.
Jessalyne joined CAP recently out of her interest in arts and creative technology. Trained as a professional chef de patissiere, Jessalyne is passionate about injecting creativity into her creations. Jessalyne manages her own fast growing pastry business in Jakarta and her excellent management and administration expertise have been valuable to ensure CAP administrative matters are well looked after.
Jefry's extensive experience in construction, architecture and civil engineering sector brings a significant support value to the managing CAP projects in Indonesia. His expertise expands from project ideation, consultancy to building management.
Bintang Gemilang is an art curator and interior architect based in Jakarta, Indonesia. With his educational background in Interior Architecture at the University of Indonesia, his main interests are issues and discourses about contemporary art and design in spatial contexts, especially those which happen in an urban framework.
The fascination with art and design drove him to build his own interior and architecture design firm, Atirupa Design, in 2015, and also an online art platform for Indonesian young and emerging artists, Senimart, in 2016. He has been involved in several art projects such as: art exhibitions, auctions, and commissioned art projects in Jakarta, Bali, and Schaan (Liechtenstein).
Alyssa Tasya Putri
Alyssa Tasya Putri earned her master’s degree in law (LL.M in Cross-Cultural Business Practice) from University of Fribourg, Switzerland. She commenced her legal practice in 2012 as a legal intern in one of Indonesian state-owned enterprises in Jakarta. Since then, she has been focusing her practice in the field contract law as Legal Counsel, before eventually entered a field of data privacy, especially for individual personal data. Currently, she is in the process to be a certified Data Protection Officer.
She’s been dealing with various business partners from Asia, Europe and Middle East for different types of business fields such as secure communication and homeland infrastructure.
Culture and Heritage Advisor
Dewi Kumoratih Kushardjanto is currently the Chair of the Executive Board of Negeri Rempah Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to public education and learning experience, particularly on historical, social, and cultural issues related to Indonesia's diversity. This vision is celebrated through a community campaign and movement called #JalurRempah (literally, the spice route).
Kumoratih completed her undergraduate study in Visual Communication Design, at the Faculty of Visual Arts and Design, Trisakti University. Currently, she is pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Indonesia, with a major in Social Anthropology.