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Fenessa Adikoesoemo

Fenessa Adikoesoemo is a key figure on the national art scene, with her family’s Museum MACAN paving the way for art appreciation among young Indonesians

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Fenessa Adikoesoemo is the chairperson of the MACAN Museum Foundation, The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Nusantara (Museum MACAN). Museum MACAN was founded in 2017 by Fenessa’s father, art collector Haryanto Adikoesoemo, and is the first contemporary art museum in Indonesia. One of her most memorable exhibitions was Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s Life Is the Heart of a Rainbow, which drew thousands of spectators. Adikoesoemo's success in managing Museum MACAN has made her a well-known and influential figure in the national art scene.

Adikoesoemo graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia, with a degree in Marketing and Management. Her love for art was inherited from her father, who has been a keen collector since the 1980s and has collected more than 800 works of art.

She gained valuable experience working at the property company AKR Land Development in 2014, and later won a fellowship at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC and the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her experience of studying and working abroad has motivated her to make Indonesia a great powerhouse in art. In recognition of her efforts, Museum MACAN was listed as one of TIME magazine’s "World's 100 Greatest Places" in 2018.

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