Singapore native, Sarah Choo Jing, creates characters out of solitary individuals within Singapore’s fast-paced and ever evolving urban landscape.
Shot by Linda Wu
Song "Pettles" by Frook
Pantera | MAFF Tour Colombia (Episode 1)
In this season of MAFF Tour, our travels take us to Bogotá, Colombia to catch up with a few incredibly talented creatives who give us a glimpse into their practice and culture.
We catch up with Pantera, an afrobody dancer, DJ and icon of the Colombian ballroom scene.
Zhang An 张安 | MAFF Tour Shanghai (Episode 1)
Our travels take us to Shanghai, China, where we catch up with photographer, Zhang An 张安.
Zhang An is a prodigious photographer living in the world of the abstract.
Runner 场务：Liu 小刘
Camera Assistant：Lijia Xu 徐立加 Tenghui Ma马鹏辉 Zhengjun Li李振军 Lingjie Yi尹凌杰 Yikun Cao曹亚坤
Equipment 器材：Chuanye Rental 川页租赁
Sheila Chukwulozie | MAFF Tour Lagos (Episode 1)
Our travels take us to Lagos, Nigeria, where we catch up with performance artist, Sheila Chukwulozie.
Sheila is a performance artist whose work spans across dance to filmmaking and writing. Sheila's creative outputs are deeply rooted in a spiritual foundation, attuned to the emotions within and around her. Her work has been shown across Nigeria, Ghana, England, Germany, South Africa, Czech Republic and USA. She has worked both on and off screen for art films, music videos and other moving image productions. From August 2017- August 2018, she travelled as a Thomas J Watson fellow studying with traditional mask makers and cloth weavers in eight African countries. Her installation at the Johannesburg Art Fair “Thanks Xenophobia” has been reviewed by Artnet, Frieze, Financial Times and other leading media houses. Her performance as the lead character in the film “Egungun” (dir. by Olive Nwosu) has been nominated for awards at the British Film Institute, TIFF International film festival, Aspen film festival and Sundance.
Agustin Clark | MAFF MP3 Global Live Set (Episode 1)
Agustin Clark's live set at MACA: Atchugarry Museum of Contemporary Art.
Featuring the work of sculpture artist, Robert Vivo.
Special thanks to MACA: Atchugarry Museum of Contemporary Art.
Production Assistant: Pedro Gall
1. Jack, Kepler - 98 North
2. Lukey - Problem Solver
3. Munir Nadir - Talk About Sex (Oshara Remix)
4. T. Jacques - Lost In The Sauce
5. Ed Hodge - Under Your Spell
6. Mateo Dufour - Clean Machine
7. Theme V - Mind Identification
8. Jad & The - Elton Chron
9. Will & Batty - Frequency
10. Furz - Just One Dance
11. Paddy Lee - Bottom Up
12. Huerta - Liquid Social
13. Munir Nadir - Compass
14. Pizzarro, JUUAN - Droga Musical
Agustin Clark | MAFF MP3 Global (Episode 1)
In our first episode of MAFF MP3 Global, our travels take us to Punta del Este, Uruguay to catch up with artist and Co-Founder of Key Producciones + Key Records, Agustin Clark.
Agustin Clark is a pivotal figure in Uruguay's music scene. Responsible for bringing some of the world's greatest electronic artists to a country of 3 million people, Clark and his team helped put his country on the map for house lovers globally. After years of building an energy for the Uruguayan creative community to connect, Clark took his love for music one step further and pursued deejaying.
Special thanks to MACA: Atchugarry Museum of Contemporary Art.
Nayeli De Alba | MAFF Artist Spotlight
Nayeli De Alba is one of the most sought-after stylists and creative directors in Mexico, her country of origin. De Alba seeks to reconfigure notions about beauty, coolness, or what is desirable when creating a style. Her greatest inspiration comes from the streets and urban wear, motivating her to play with images and shapes which ultimately sparks a counterculture of her own.
Outside of styling, Nayeli is the founder of the fashion brand, NDA Belts and More, as well as The Warehouse Rental CDMX, which enables local creatives to have access to the worlds hottest brands.
Federico Pepe | MAFF Artist Spotlight
Milan-based creative, Federico Pepe, is a unique figure in the cultural and artistic Italian landscape. Pepe moves with agility through multiple art forms including branding, communication, art, design, and publishing, which led him to create Le Dictateur, an editorial project and independent exhibition space, back in 2006. Le Dictateur has set the groundwork for fresh thinking, their mission statement reads: "Make our Mothers proud, become rich, Kiss our lovers’ Ass, Kick our haters’ Ass. That’s it!" ❤️🔥
Emily Ludwig Shaffer | MAFF Artist Spotlight
Based in Brooklyn, New York, artist Emily Ludwig Shaffer depicts “architecture and gardens to explore domestication, gender, and the figure”. The beautiful environments she builds within her paintings create spaces for female figures to socialize or “perform on their own terms”. We were fortunate enough to do a studio visit ahead of her solo show in Berlin at Peres Projects. We love her and her work. ❤️🔥
Music by Nelson Kempf.
Melissa Santamaría | MAFF Artist Spotlight
The Mexico City born creative, Melissa Santamaría draws colors variations from nature and translates them into dynamic artworks for the likes of Flying Lotus, Sufjan Stevens, Hiatus Kaiyote, and more. Melissa doesn’t shy away from revealing her processes, because ultimately, she wants to connect with her audience and allow a visual portal into music, her mind, and her artwork. We’re forever inspired by her soul and craft.
Camera Assistant: Luz Andrea
Gean Guilherme | MAFF Tour Rio (Episode 5)
Gean intertwines social issues in Rio’s favelas with digital futurism. His mission is to solve the injustices that his community faces with technology.
Episode 5 features digital artist, Gean Guilherme, born in Santo Amaro, a favela in Southern Rio. Gean works within the NFT space having started a production company called 2050. 2050 intertwines social issues in Rio’s favelas with digital futurism. His mission is to solve the injustices that his community faces with technology, which he believes is our best bet to face the blemishes of inequalities that exist in our world.
Camera Assistant: Hud Figueiredo
Driver: Alan Lima
Art X Lagos | MAFF Presents
Went tripping to Lagos, Nigeria to cover one of West Africa's largest art fairs. Head of Marketing, Saze Ibrahim, fills us in.