A writer and art manager who works as a teacher. Riyana is actively involved in Komunitas Anak Kolong Langit (Kolong Langit Children’s Community) and Sanggar EKS (Studio EKS). Riyana began publishing short stories in 2007. In 2015, Riyana was selected to attend Workshop Cerpen Kompas (Kompas Short Story Workshop) in Jakarta and featured as an Emerging Writer at Makassar International Writers Festival 2018. Riyana worked as production secretary for TONGKEK, a show at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival. In the same year, Riyana was project manager for Tafsir Rupa and Gerak Bukan Perawan Maria by Feby Indirani, 2018 recipient of the Cipta Media Ekspresi grant. Post-Lombok earthquake in the same year, Riyana worked as head of production for Pentas Lombok Meriri Angen, produced in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.
Peretas, short for perempuan lintas batas (literal translation: women crossing boundaries) works through ands toward the politics of feminist solidarity among women art workers in Indonesia and beyond. The Indonesian word “peretas” means hacker, which renders our spirit to socially hack the stereotypical definition and hegemonic construction that confine women. In our collective endeavours, we navigate with an intersectional perspective to expose the plurality of women subjectivities that cross and disrupt borders between nations, races, ethnicities, classes, sexualities, religions, and disabilities.
Peretas’ programs aim at supporting the making of productive and reproductive spaces for women art workers by organizing Peretas Berkumpul (our annual assembly), research projects, book publications, and public discussions. Through these activities we hope to engage with the expanded notion of arts and culture, which move towards social transformation and knowledge distribution instead of centralizing in creative industry productivity-driven or individual career. Our organizing practice involves critical knowledge-commoning, care work, democratic dissensus, artistic sensibilities, and radical imagination to nurture safe space and speak up against dominant power.
Peretas logo is designed by Cadrilla Bareno (2019).
The English text version in this website is translated by Kezia Alaia (July 2020).
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