Open systems advocate, technologist, artist and educator Irene Agrivina is a graduate of the Graphic Design faculty at the Indonesia Institute of Art (ISI), Yogyakarta, swell as the Masters Program of Culture and Religion at Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta. She is one of the founding members and current directors of, the Yogyakarta based new media and technology laboratory. Created in 1998 as a place of open expression, art and cultural technologies in the wake of the Indonesian "revolution", HONF aka the 'House of Natural Fiber' was born out of the social and political turmoil against the Suharto regime, its nepotism and governmental corruption. Agrivina runs HONF's 'Education Focus Programme' (EFP) which focuses on the application and practical use in daily life of collaborative, cross-disciplinary and technological actions responding to social, cultural and environmental challenges.
In 2013 she co-founded XXLab, an all female collective focusing in arts, science and free technology as a second generation of HONF’s spin-off communities, in one of its projects, SOYA C(O)U(L)TURE (2015), was crowned one of the winner of 2015 Prix Ars Electronica awards.