Studio MAKY guarantees colour, cheerfulness and humour. The studio consists of the multimedia designer and animator Man-Yee Mok and the illustrative designer Kwannie Tang. This creative duo are passionate about inventing and building all their designs. Again and again, they surprise and amaze the audience with their humorous, colourful projects, lively installations and interactive activities.
For the Children’s Biennale, Studio MAKY will design and build a floating artwork that will sit in the water outside the museum during the exhibition. Children will help to determine the work’s form and colour. In a series of workshops held in the neighbourhood, the duo will go in search of the ideal floating artwork. Then they’ll build the whole thing in their studio in Rotterdam, using materials including styrofoam and a special fibreglass coating. The work will be painted with the help of children from the Korrewegwijk – so exactly what it will look like will be a big surprise! By involving children throughout the designing, building and painting process, Studio MAKY aims to show them how accessible and playful art can be. One fun aspect of the project is that each year it will return to the neighbourhood or the museum with new paint and a new design. In this way, the artwork will continue to surprise people and will be a project truly made by and for the neighbourhood.