Born in Shan State, Ko
Born in Shan State, Ko Z belongs to the Kachin ethnic minority who lives in the northernmost State of Myanmar. In addition to its strategic location, the Kachin State is important for its natural resources, which include Jade, gold mines, timber and hydropower. Since the independence in 1948, the Kachin population has endured a long state of civil war as well as many internal displacements of persons (IDP). The ceasefire agreement, which was maintained from 1994 to 2011, broke down after the Myanmar military launched a surprise offensive in June 2011. Since then, 100,000 people have been displaced.
“Red Peace” is an exhibition that encompasses paintings on canvas, photos and an installation. Kachin means “Red Earth” in the Kachin language. With “Red Peace”, Ko Z strives not only to keep memory of the tragic history of the Kachin people but also to express his hope for peace.
January 18 (Thursday) 2:00 pm - March 11 (Sunday) 7:00 pm
34 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198892