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Exhibition of Art by Indonesian Migrant Fishermen in Taiwan

Andi Kao (Indone­sian 2019) orga­nized an exhib­it of art­work pro­duced by Indone­sian migrant fish­er­men in Tai­wan, held in-per­son in Sep­tem­ber 2020. Andi’s goal was to pro­vide a show­case for items of self-expres­sion by peo­ple from a com­mu­ni­ty that is mar­gin­al­ized in the dom­i­nant cul­ture of Tai­wan, there­by con­tribut­ing to a more holis­tic pic­ture of the lives of South­east Asian migrant fish­er­men there. Com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers in Taipei attend­ed the event, which also fea­tured the orig­i­nal art­work of anoth­er group of South­east Asian migrant women.

Aca­d­e­m­i­cal­ly, the project has giv­en me a bet­ter the­o­ret­i­cal under­stand­ing of the nature of labor rela­tions in the Tai­wanese com­mer­cial fish­ing indus­try. Per­son­al­ly, I have been deeply moved by the brav­ery and gen­eros­i­ty of project par­tic­i­pants. Their self­less­ness in shar­ing their time and expe­ri­ences will stay with me.”

Andi Kao
Indonesian 2019

Posted Date

April 12, 2021