Trained technically as a photographer, Mintio, whose real name is Samantha Tio, creates images that push beyond the discipline of photography by experimenting with different materials and presentation methods.

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Malam di Jari Kita (The Wax on Our Fingers)
Singapore House
Jakarta, Indonesia

Institute of Contemporary Art Network
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The project was a cross-cultural collaboration between Singaporean artist Mintio and Indonesian artist Kabul. The duo worked with batik makers from the Javanese village of Kebon Indah to create self-portraits and explored the role of women batik makers as culture-makers in the Indonesian society.