Gustaff H. Iskandar

Gustaff H. Iskandar

Founder, Common Room Networks Foundation (Common Room)


Gustaff Harriman Iskandar was born in Sukabumi on 16th of August 1974. He graduated from Fine Arts Department, Bandung Institute of Technology in 1999. After finishing his study, he ran Poros Art Management and actively curates, wrote, and organizing visual art exhibitions until 2000. Furthermore, he initiated the publishing of Trolley Magazine (2000 – 2001), local independent magazine that focuses on art, culture, music and fashion.

By the end of 2001, he co-founded Bandung Center for New Media Arts together with Reina Wulansari, R. E. Hartanto and T. Reza Ismail, and strongly engage with the development of media arts and multidisciplinary artistic practice in Indonesia. By 2004 he developed the Common Room Networks Foundation (Common Room), an open platform for art, culture and ICT/Media. In 2013 he initiated urban/rural platform for collaboration to ignite creativity, innovation and social transformation.

Working together with his wife, Reina Wulansari and other colleagues, Gustaff currently lives and works in Bandung where he continues working on his art and develop the organization to manage certain projects and initiatives that integrates arts, science and technology. He also write and speaks on discussions and symposiums, besides running a small farm in Sukabumi, a small town in West Java - Indonesia.