Azarine Kyla Arinta

Arts Programme Officer in Jakarta, Indonesia

Azarine Kyla Arinta

Arts Programme Officer in Jakarta, Indonesia

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My name is I Gusti Ayu Azarine Kyla Arinta but my family and friends usually call me Rinta or Chos from Rintachos, a nickname I invented without any special meaning in it but has stuck by me since I was in high school.

I was born on 25 July 1992 in a small city called Balikpapan, in East Kalimantan, known for its' cleanliness and its' oil mining. I was raised by a Balinese father and a Bugis mother whose reading habit penetrated into me, making me quite an avid reader ever since I was a kid. I enjoy reading as much as I enjoy life and I have several authors whom I worship including Haruki Murakami, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Orwell, Albert Camus, Aldous Huxley, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and Dewi Lestari.

I moved to Jakarta from Balikpapan when I was eight years old and had grown up in Jakarta ever since, only leaving it for four years during my college study in Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta.

For college, I studied International Relations for a cliche reason because I've always wanted to be a diplomat because diplomat seems to always travel. But as I graduated, I become deeply interested in digital marketing, particularly social media marketing. However, I also believe that my purpose in life is to help people by celebrating the goodness of life and the kindness of people and, therefore, I leave the advertising world who got me into social media marketing to apply my interest in social media marketing for something even more specific: social media marketing for goodness.

I'm currently working for British Council as an Arts Programme Officer, I help with the digital communications, handling @idbritisharts social media and tell the story about how arts and cultures strengthen relationships between countries and how arts and cultures are the universal value that binds people together.

In between marketing arts and cultures through social media, I mostly find myself nestling in a coffee shop around Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi (and even Bandung) with books. To get myself into the vibe of my job, I also frequently seek out art exhibitions, film screening and music gigs during the weekend. If I'm lucky enough (and have quite some extra money), I might also find myself travelling and seeking out the best coffee shop in that area.

  • Work
    • British Council Indonesia
  • Education
    • Universitas Gadjah Mada
    • International Relations