VISUAL/PIXEL ARTIST | MALAYSIA
Shika/Shieko Reto (she/her) is a visual artist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, whose work features trans women’s experiences in Malaysia, LGBTQIA+ rights, environmental concerns, and human rights issues. Learn more about her work in the interview below and by visiting her Instagram account.
Art is a platform for social justice, from the streets to online.Shika
What role do you think art can play in social change, activism, and movements?
Art plays a crucial role in activism. It’s been a vehicle for social change for so long, and still in this digital age, art is a platform for social justice, from the streets to online.
How would you describe your artistic practice in amplifying or supporting social movements?
Being a trans woman and an artist, I use art to express my experiences living in Malaysia. I contribute what I can to a few local feminist and human rights NGOs, including the artwork they need for training workshops, human rights manuals, and design.