Arjon Dunnewind was born in Ommen, The Netherlands in 1967. He studied Fine Arts 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 1990-ies Arjon Dunnewind curated presentations and touring programs for international artists and filmmakers, projects that would develop into the still ongoing Impakt Events program. From 1994 till 1997 he produced ‘KabelKunst’ and ‘Vizir’, two TV-series about video art and experimental film.
In the early 2000’s he started Impakt Online, a project aimed at developing the internet as a platform for the presentation of interactive art projects and streaming video, and Impakt Works a residency programme where international artists working with video, digital media and new technologies are facilitated to make new work.
Dunnewind has curated exhibitions and screening programmes for amongst others the Museo de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, the NCCA in Moscow, RURU Gallery in Jakarta and transmediale Berlin. He worked as an advisor for the Dutch Film Fund, the Dutch Mediafonds and Fonds BKVB. Early 2016 he was appointed as a member of the advisory board Visual Arts and Heritage of the Mondrian Fund.