Aungmakhai Chak is from ‘Chak’ community, one of the 11 indigenous communities in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. She graduated from Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, one of the leading photography institutes in Bangladesh. After graduation she worked with Drik Picture Library LTD as a stuff Photographer.
Politics of identity and representation is Aungmakhai’s primary interest. She uses mythologies, folklores and current political climate in her work. She is also keen on exploring how time & space is related with these themes.
Currently, she is working as a Visual Artist and Researcher at Kaali collective based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.