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 shows one movie per week, with free popcorn
Library is open to the public + book showcases
Workshops Few times a year
- Current exhibition -
My old home / praying for peace
- past exhibitions -
at our own gallery
Nomads No More
Border / Korea
Let My Voice Be Heard
at other venues
Burma Photo Showcase
Month of Photography - Denver
The People's war
The Kachinland school of Arts & Sciences
Life on the Front Line
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
Let My Voice Be Heard
Je Yang IDP camp
The mini makers space at Studio Sakse.
Used by staff, resident artists & guest artists. Perfect space with tools for book making, print making, sewing as well as a space for editing / sequencing large bodies of work.
LIBRARY / SHOWCASES
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.
Example of books from our library
Birth Pangs of a nation : Shahidul Alam
Questions without Answers : VII photo Agency
Thai Politics : Miti
Artist in Residency Program
This program brings emerging and established Kachin media makers out of their geographically isolated homeland for a three month residency with access to international advisors ready to help them with their projects. The residency program currently includes a choice of two space for living & working for free.
These projects are either; editing a film, writing a screenplay, editing a large body of work or creating a photo book.
Sakse hopes to offer food & transportation stipend in Chiang Mai + Passport / visa / transport to and from the residency - which is beyond the reach of the majority of people in Kachin / N. Burma.
Please support Sakse to fully realize this project, it would have a huge impact of the quality & quantity of media coming out of Kachin.