Nakaw Putun


Nakaw Putun

Arts Curator, Culture Organiser


Nakaw Putun is a Pangcah from the Makotaay Tribe in Hualien, Taiwan. 

Nakaw earned a master’s in cultural management from Northumbria University and is currently working on her Ph.D. in art creation and theory at Tainan National University of the Arts.

Aside from having founded Wata Co., Ltd. and cofounding the Makotaay Eco Art Village, she currently serves on the board of directors for the National Performing Arts Center and is on the Ministry of Culture’s Southeast Asia Advisory Committee.

For years, her focus has been on contemporary Indigenous art, transitional justice for Indigenous people, and the practical agency of local art and its relationship to the natural environment.

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