Ko Z was born in the Shan State, Myanmar, but is 100% Kachin blood, all his relatives live in the Kachin State and he is imbued with his Kachin identity. For Ko Z art does not have to be connected to ethnic identity. However, his identity has a strong influence on his artistic practice.
“Life 2 was created for Tsunami, my first solo show, which took place at Lokanat gallery in 2005. This painting was banned by the censorship because of the red colour and the mask on the woman’s face”
When: 9 Sep - 15 Nov 2020,