Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF) supports the local arts infrastructure with a global outreach by presenting a new arts festival, the Honolulu Biennial. The launch of Honolulu Biennial marks Hawaii’s first entry into the international biennial circuit. Honolulu Biennial will focus on art from the Pacific, the Asian continent and the Americas.
Throughout the year, HBF serves the local community by presenting educational outreach programs, in addition to its between biennial festival programming initiative, Visions of the Future.
Katherine Ann Leilani Tuider, Executive Director and Co-Founder
Tuider was previously an international recruiter for the CARANA Corporation in Washington, D.C. focused on projects in economic growth, monitoring and evaluation, health, natural resource management, tourism and art. An innovative tourism specialist, Tuider founded Anti-Tour, a socially conscious travel company in Dominican Republic, and authored Dominican Republic, a travel guide published by Other Places, 2012. From 2007-2010, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, where she helped manage a $1 million PEPFAR budget and organize over 20 health conferences. Tuider received her BA from University of Pennsylvania in Health and Societies and an MBA from Paris School of Business/ Institut d'études supérieures des arts.
Courtney Chow, Operations Director
Prior to joining the HBF team, Chow was Bishop Museum’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement, where she raised $3.5 million annually in individual, foundation, government, legacy, and corporate contributions and contributed to the development, fundraising, and successful implementation of a three-year strategic business plan to stabilize and energize Museum operations for future growth. She garnered more than $3.8 m to complete Pacific Hall’s historic renovation project, tripled membership revenue, and spearheaded many programs and events over 11 years, including the Museum’s Traditions of the Pacific program and signature Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Dinner from 2011- 2018. She served as a board member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Aloha Chapter from 2015-2017. Prior to moving home to Hawaii in 2007, she led business operations in the veterinary field for G Robert Fisher DVM, Inc. and was a director and coach for the Los Angeles Racing Dragons Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Chow holds a BA from the University of California at San Diego in Biological Anthropology with minors in Evolution, Behavior & Ecology and Dance.
Devon Bella - Curatorial Consultant
Hannah Craft - Education Coordinator
Cathy Halbleib - Project Manager
Sean Howe - Installation Manager
Scott Lawrimore - HB19 Curator in Absentia
Yvonne Manipon - Volunteer Coordinator
Shayna McClelland - Communications
Lala Nuss - Events Coordinator
Josh Nye - Box Office Manager
Jon Sueda - Designer
Dee Taketa - Bookkeeper
Joshua Tengan - HB19 Assistant Curator
Nina Tonga - HB19 Curator
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jonathan Kindred, Chairman
Kristen Chan, Vice Chair
Trever Asam, Treasurer
Heather Shimizu, Secretary
Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, Assistant President-Creative, Director Emeritus
Shaunagh Guinness Robbins
Dr. KJ Baysa
Isabella Ellaheh Hughes
Katherine Ann Leilani Tuider
Artistic Director Emeritus
Board of Directors President Emeritus