Wan Jamila Wan Shaiful Bahri, 17, poses for pictures with her winning painting in Shah Alam.
With their art, technology know-how, creative social networking skills or political commitment, post-millennials, known as Generation Z, have found their own ways to help others through the coronavirus lockdown.
Only history will tell if they'll become the "Coronavirus Generation", forever marked at a formative time in their lives by the pandemic, which brought more than half the planet to a standstill.
The art of isolation - Art has helped some youngsters overcome the confines of lockdown and health conditions while living in small apartments.
Wan Jamila Wan Shaiful Bahri, a 17-year-old autistic painter from Malaysia, devoted her time to creating her Our Heroes series in tribute to front-line workers.
"I compile all the stories I saw in the daily news regarding coronavirus," she told AFP, from her studio at her home just outside Kuala Lumpur.
Better known under the name Artjamila, the teen proudly showed one of her canvasses, depicting people dressed in blue, with big, dark eyes looking worried above their masks.
One of her works was selected for a health ministry awareness campaign.
More than 10,000 kilometres away (6,000 miles) in North Macedonia, high school student Eva Stojcevska found a way to keep her passion for drama alive, despite performances being cancelled.
To save her school's annual cultural festival, the 16-year-old from Skopje and her friends reorganised it on Facebook instead where several dozen people took to the virtual stage for live shows.
With more than 40,000 views and rave reviews, it "turned out a lot better than expected," she said.
A Texan widow who discovered a love for French art during a trip to Paris in the 1970s is to donate another part of her vast collection of 19th-century masterpieces to France.
A group of Buddhist hardliners in Thailand filed a police complaint against a young female artist on Wednesday over paintings that depict images of the Buddha as the 1960s Japanese superhero character Ultraman.
A rare royal tapestry housed at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris has been spared the water damage officials feared, after firefighters doused the great mediaeval edifice to extinguish last April's devastating blaze.
Marc Chagall, the 20th century French-Russian artist who delighted fans with his vividly coloured, whimsical works, did many of his paintings using the same nine pigments - and hardly ever used black, researchers said on Friday.
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Opening later this month, the multi-disciplinary conference being hosted by it aims to bring the complex history, and rich cultural heritage of the Indian Ocean rim to a wide, international audience.