Irma Chantily

Curator, Water Connections


Irma Chantily is a photography enthusiast - despite not being a photographer. She writes about photography for print and online media, and has been actively involved in photography and art exhibitions. Irma has also taken part in research projects on photography in Indonesia, and co-founded, a website dedicated to the archiving of Indonesia’s history of photography.

She enjoys working with artists, producers, curators, researchers and creative people on multidisciplinary art projects, and has recently embarked into new territory; the exciting overlapping area between arts and technology. She was the co-curator for Jakarta International Photo Summit (2010), OK Video: Militia, International Video Art Festival (2013), and Jakarta Biennale 2015: Neither Forward Nor Back. She is currently a Senior Programme Manager responsible for building relationships in the arts and creative industries for British Council Indonesia, a freelance lecturer at the Jakarta Institute of the Arts’ Department of Photography, and curator of the Water Connections project in Liverpool.