Mahen Bala is a visual artist, filmmaker and writer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Primarily interested in exploring memory and identity in Southeast Asia, he has worked on recording and contextualising the social history of various subjects around the region.

His latest book, Postcards from the South (2018), is a comprehensive record of railway memory and history in Malaysia and Singapore. He is currently working on a project titled Longing and Belonging: Railway heritage in Japan and Southeast Asia.

He can be contacted for the following:

  • Photography projects
  • Analog printmaking
  • Assignments and collaborations

Get in touch via email or @mahen.bala

Mahen Bala / Pendek Panjang Films