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Avianti Arman

Avianti Armand is a writer, architect and curator. Since 1992 she has written architectural reviews, then in 2008 she became seriously involved in her long-held interest of writing poetry and short stories. Avianti’s work in architecture and literature has gained her wide recognition and a number of awards. She has written two collections of short stories, Negeri Para Peri (2009) and Kereta Tidur (2011). Her collection of poems, Perempuan yang Dihapus Namanya (2010) won the Khatulistiwa Literary Award in 2011, and her short story titled Pada Suatu Hari Ada Ibu dan Radian (One Day, There Was Mother and Radian) was selected as the Best Short Story by Kompas newspaper in 2009. As an architect, she has published the book Arsitektur yang Lain: Sebuah Kritik Arsitektur (2011) and has coauthored several other books. She has been curator for several architectural exhibitions, most recently the Indonesia Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2014). Besides her activities as a writer, architect, and curator, Avianti is a lecturer at Pelita Harapan University. She lives in Jakarta.

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