Studio Sakse

The Sakse gallery & photo book library in Chiang Mai. 

The gallery, cinema and library give vital exposure to world class media for the local people. It also functions as a training space for developing future Kachin curators with half of the exhibitions being curated by our alumni & mentees.

Exhibitions new every 2 months

Cinema  will shows one movie per week, with free popcorn

Library is open to the public + book showcases

Workshops Few times a year 

Special Events  



Photo books are an essential part of Sakse’s mission to create a microcosm of media. We make sure our books are widely seen by bringing them out of the gallery and into other public spaces, such as refugee camps, workshops and our rotating showcase at Mr. Yue, a popular bar and coffee shop in Laiza. 

The Sakse library holds over 300 hardback photo monographs. In addition to the physical library in Laiza, we have organized many photo book showcases & events at other spaces & events in Myitkyina & Yangon. Part of our collection was also donated to a photo gallery in Yangon.

Publishers, please donate to our growing library and learn more about how you can support Sakse in Kachin.


Example of books from our library

Birth Pangs of a nation : Shahidul Alam

Questions without Answers : VII photo Agency

Thai Politics : Miti

Cinema Sakse

The mini makers space at Studio Sakse

The mini makers space at Studio Sakse.

Used by staff, resident artists & guest artists.  Perfect space with tools & a space for editing / sequencing large bodies of work.

Including full sets of tools for sewing, welding, screen-printing, woodcut & lino printing, leather working,

Visit Studio Sakse


Visiting our new studio in Chiang Mai ( open from November '21 )

Open to the public Tue - Wed - Fri - Sun     Other days by appointment is possible and during events such as openings, workshops & cinema events.