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BUSUI AJAW

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Busui Ajaw (b. 1986, Mae Suai, Thailand) is a self-taught painter who creates works that draw from her everyday experiences as a woman in the contemporary world as well as her roots as an Akha ethnic minority. Since she began drawing at age 15, she has developed an expressive painterly language to communicate both the seen and unseen connecting modern social issues with ancestral folk tales from her oral tradition as a nomadic ethnic group from the highlands of mainland Southeast Asia. Busui was part of the Singapore Biennale 2019 and exhibits widely in Chiang Rai and Bangkok.

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