Nuttaphol Ma’s Work Profiled in Pasatiempo

SFAI Alumni Nuttaphol Ma’s exhibition Walk with Me profile in Pasatiempo

What is a migrant if not a traveler, a nomad, a wanderer? Nuttaphol Ma, an alumni fellow at the Santa Fe Art Institute, has been engaged in a continuous journey since 2011, when he began his project The China Outpost, which he describes as “a nomadic sweatshop of one.” What Ma, who is of Chinese ethnicity but was raised in Thailand and the United States, produces in The China Outpost are threads made from discarded plastic bags. He intends to use the thread as the core building material for the reconstruction of his ancestral, rural Chinese home, which he visited long ago as a student in Hong Kong.

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