Either | Or is a show curated by a millennial Tibetan, with a body of work by a Gen Z artist, both of whom happen to be women. The artist, Nyema Droma, examines familiar themes of identity and globalisation as well as new explorations of self-representation and the cultural influence of fashion. Her works are sharp and bold, without abstraction, she points her lens directly at the intersection between the mythical and the digital. The artist is not afraid to express her confusion about balancing the paradox of new and traditional cultures in modern Tibet. Through her photographs, Nyema Droma does not force profound contemplation, but rather a direct and spontaneous capture of the current Tibetan society.
What makes Nyema Droma so unique is not only her position a witness as well as a participant of the millennial lifestyle inside Tibet, but also her artistic departure from what can be seen as the pioneers of contemporary art.
Conflict redefines everything from social dynamics, to power structures, to ethics and gender identities, creating both solidarity and solitude. When living in a place and moment in history where beauty withdraws from the intimate and personal sphere to resist the daily-life that is brutalised by violence, the artistic experience and its introspection could hold the key to a new reading of human relationships and ultimately, our evolution.