Arjon Dunnewind was born in Ommen, the Netherlands. He studied Fine Art and Media at the Utrecht School of Arts from 1985 to 1991. In 1988, he organized the first Impakt Festival and in 1993 he established the Impakt Foundation. In the early 2000s, he started the internet art platform Impakt Online, and in 2005, the Impakt Works residency program. Dunnewind has curated exhibitions and screening programs for among other the NCCA in Moscow and RURU Gallery in Jakarta.