"Bumi-Yorker" explores identity questions in two of the most diverse places in the world, Malaysia and New York City. In Malaysia it focuses on what it means to be a Malaysian and also the notion of Bumiputera (son of the soil). In NYC the project tackles the eternally disputed question of what it means to be a New Yorker. 

Weaving these two subjects together it draw parallels and contrasts in contemporary politics, economics and social issues, as well as investigating what it means to call a place home.


In 2011, Creative Migration supported artist Zefrey Throwell as the fiscal sponsor for a contribution through Open Society Foundations Matching Gifts Program.