Her thesis, “A guest to their home country / Tetamu di tanah air sendiri” is her attempt on textualising the concepts of the works that she is currently making in her project, “Re-Learning” Workshop Project. Coming from a humble background, one is often pressured and pushed to be a part of the West system whether its education, institution, entertainment, lifestyle, etc. Following this path, that is frequently presented as a fortunate opportunity, comes at a cost of possible neglect towards one’s motherland. “Be educated like the Western people but never forget where you came from” has become a common saying for mothers and fathers to their children of these identities. Putting a hierarchy to one’s identity than the other, leading to shame, guilt and uncertainty. Her thesis presents the attempts of herself, as a diasporic Malaysian artist, rediscovering and re-learning her familial and national culture.
Ain is also very keen on collaborative works and have held several self-initiated group exhibitions. She takes the role of organising and coordinating materials, props and artworks, as well as ensuring the group is constantly communicating with each other.
Ain is currently focused on creating works where she could explore what does art and decolonisation means for post-colonial Southeast Asian countries as well as what modernisation of arts and globalisation means in these countries.