Yana Poppe, born in Jakarta in 1983, grew up in the Netherlands from an early age. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts and is a figurative painter inspired by the urban environment. Yana's paintings have been sold in the Netherlands, Japan and Hong Kong. Japan has been a long-time source of inspiration. After having studied Nihonga painting in 2011, she went back several times to, among others, participate in artist in residences. This year Yana has been selected for an artist in residence program in China and Peru. Having always stayed in or near urban environments, this year's residency in the Peruvian Amazon will be a new experience. Travelling gives Yana the opportunity to develop and deepen her art practise.