Showing in Open Houses
Born in London to Burmese immigrants, Amanda initially studied Architecture and Urban Design before shifting towards a contemporary art practice. As a result, her work tends to focus on buildings, cities and landscapes, looking at the social, cultural and political context in which they are seen. She uses a range of techniques from applied arts, installation, events and computer games and her work expresses an ambivalence between legacy and progress. Using archetypes and a wide field of reference, Amanda's explorations seek out the alchemy of transformation when the base materials of which a city is made transform into nostalgia, mythology and desire.