ArtAsiaPacific Reveals Winners of 2021 Young Writer's Contest
By The Editors
ArtAsiaPacific is pleased to announce the results of our fourth Young Writer’s Contest. This year’s contestants were invited to submit a 1,000-word essay on either art and failure or digital possibilities.
Susan Htoo clinched the top prize with her essay examining the virtual exhibition “:Screensaver”—organized by Yangon-based MATTER audiovisual-lab—and other digital means used by artists in Myanmar to imagine the country’s future and respond to the military coup d’etat on February 1. Born in Myanmar and raised in Singapore, Htoo graduated from Durham University with a degree in History of Art and Business in 2018, followed by a master’s in History of Art at University College London in 2019. Upon returning to Singapore after her studies, she was a trainee at the NTU Centre of Contemporary Art, where she facilitated public programs and liaised with international and local artists-in-residence. She currently holds marketing positions at the Hong Kong-based hospitality group Common Abode and the global art advisory Metis Art Education.