Ayangbe Mannen, a self-taught artist from Nagaland with Naga, Mizo, and Arunachali roots, explores diverse themes like indigeneity, mysticism, gender, identity, borders, and her community’s colonial resistance history. Her creative process involves contemplation through reading and conversations, culminating in artwork using various mediums: watercolor, gouache, colored pencils, and oil. Ayangbe puts forward her artistic practice as a way to reimagine indigenous futures.
When not doing art, Ayangbe works as a design researcher in civic technology, where she centers her efforts on collaboratively crafting digital services that place people at its core, thereby strengthening the relationship between citizens and government for the betterment of the public sphere.”
Tivoli, New York, USA