In this episode, we chat with Myanmar artist Mayco Naing about experimentation, reflection, and adaptation during her time in quarantine. Watch the livefeed of the prerecorded video on DECK’s Facebook page this Friday at 8:30pm.
Mayco Naing is a contemporary visual artist born and living in Myanmar. She began her photographic careerworking in a small photo studio in Yangon and has gone on to exhibit her socially inspired fine art photography at various art festivals and biennales, including the Lyon Biennale; the Bangkok Biennale; Photography Festivals in Lishui and Dali in China, Bangkok, India and Colorado. Alongside her personal photographic projects, Mayco Naing now works with Yangon Photo Festival, Myanmar’s largest annual photography event. One of her main roles is assisting with the teaching of photography throughout the country, particularly in areas with little or no access to photographic education.
A Studio of One’s Own is a series of weekly online dialogue sessions that seeks to reach out internationally to the quiet voices of Southeast Asia, catching up on their changing creative routines having been confined to their own home space. In casual conversation with DECK, the invited artists will share their thoughts on creativity and creation under lockdown and the impact of quarantine on their respective practices and involvement in the scene.