installation, performance

Aung Myint

Myanmar 1946

Installation, Performance Art, Painting

Aung Myint
Aung Myint
January 5, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Aung Myint, born in 1946, in Yangon, is a Burmese painter and performance artist, who is considered a pioneer in experimental art. As one of the founding members of Yangon’s Inya Art Gallery in 1989, Aung Myint distanced his art from the traditional romanticism and instead chose to address the multitude of social and critical issues through his multi-disciplinary artistic practice that include performance and installation art.

However, he is best known for ongoing “Mother and Child” series, paintings on hand made paper laid on canvas, a subtle but critical interplay between his own personal emotive and his social parameters.

A self-taught artist, Aung Myint has participated in numerous exhibitions and performance art projects internationally as well as in Myanmar. His works are in the permanent art collection of the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, Singapore Art Museum, and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. Aung Myint has staged more than sixty shows in Myanmar and several in foreign countries such as Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Germany, Netherlands, Vietnam, Great Britain, Thailand, Macau, Hong Kong and Finland.

Aung Myint was the first Myanmar artist to win a prize from the ASEAN Art Awards, in 2002 with a set of nine paintings from his Mother and Child series.  Aung Myint’s works were exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2013 and collected by the museum. He co-authored the book Myanmar Contemporary Art 1 with Aung Min.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2010Aung Myint: Citizen of the World: recent worksYavuz Fine Art, SingaporeSolo
2010plAy: Art from Myanmar TodayOsage Gallery, Singapore Group
2010Artistic Advisor at the International Festival of Contemporary TheatreAlliance Française, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2009ASEAN Contemporary Art Exchange New Zero Art Space, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2009Speaking AloneThavibu Gallery, Bangkok, ThailandGroup
2009Aung Myint vs. K.N. LynnLokanat Galleries, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2008Contemporary Myanmar Ceramic workshop and expositionAlliance Française, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2008The Festival of Contemporary Theatre & Performance ArtAlliance Française de Rangoun, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2008Nagis fundraising charity exhibitionsYangon, Mandalay, MyanmarGroup
2008Nagis fundraising charity exhibition ‘Myitta Yaesin’Lokanat Galleries, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2008I – issuePerformance charity festival, Alliance Française, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2008Shadows of ModernityExhibition and Performance, Alliance Française, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2008Inward GazesPerformance Art in Asia, MacauGroup
2008Spirit, Myanmar Contemporary Art ExhibitionBeikthano Art Gallery, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2008Fused Art exhibitionJS Furnival Hall, Thamada Gallery, Yangon MyanmarGroup
2007Aung Myint’s solo showKarin Weber Gallery, Hong KongSolo
2007Myanmar Ceramic Art ShowAlliance Française, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2007Myanmar Ceramic Art ShowI.B.C., Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2007Myanmar contemporary art exhibitionChiang Mai University Art Museum, Chiang Mai, ThailandGroup
2007Burmese – American Art ExchangeAmerican Centre, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2006Art WalkKarin Weber Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2006Festival de performanceAlliance Française, Yangon , MyanmarGroup
2006IdentityBlue Space Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh, VietnamGroup
200614th international performance art conferenceDalat, VietnamGroup
2006Performance showDalat, Ho Chi Minh, VietnamGroup
2005Aung Myint: Solo exhibitionLokanat Galleries, YangonSolo
2005Myanmar Nippon Art ExchangeJapanGroup
20053-A, Aung Myint Aung Taik Aye KoBeikthano Art Gallery, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2005Tsunami Fundraising Charity ExhibitionAuction, American Centre, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
200510th NIPAF-Shinshu Performance Art Summer SeminarNagano, JapanGroup
2005Skeleton Chocolat 30 aaRRgh! Go Dog 2005? In my closetPotential cave Huaaa, Yangon MyanmarGroup
2005Performance, as part of a group exhibitionThe Inya Art Gallery, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2004Crossing KnottingNordbahnhof, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2004Group ShowPainting Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2004Peintres Contemporains BirmainsAlliance Française, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2003Aung Myint: Solo exhibitKarin Weber Gallery, Hong KongSolo
20032nd Forum on Art & Culture in the Mekong RegionAsian Cultural Council, The Rockefeller Foundation, Phnom Penh, CambodiaGroup
2002Solo exhibitionArt 2 Gallery, SingaporeSolo
2002Painting and PerformanceKentler International Drawing Space, New York, USASolo
20024th Asian Topia Performance Art FestivalBangkok, ThailandGroup
2001Solo exhibitionLokanat Galleries, Yangon, MyanmarSolo
20018th NIPAF-MyanmarPerformance Art Festival, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2001Oriental Curtain group exhibitionVarcaus Art Museum, Helsinki, FinlandGroup
2001The end of GrowthHeinrich Boll Foundation, Bangkok, ThailandGroup
2001Time: The Watch Has No NumbersArt 2 Gallery, SingaporeGroup
2001International Symposium and WorkshopYangon, MyanmarGroup
2000Life performanceChaungtha-Pathein, MyanmarGroup
2000Asian Performance Art festivalMacauGroup
2000Three-artist exhibitionThe Substation, SingaporeGroup
1999Asian WindShinseido Hatanaka, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1999Five Continents: The Brass Gong and I performanceLokanat Galleries, Yangon, MyanmarSolo
1999Aung Myint: Solo exhibitMr Guitar Gallery, Yangon, MyanmarSolo
19996th Nippon International Performance Art Festival (NIPAF)Tokyo-Nagano-Matsumoto-Nagoya, JapanGroup
1999Form and VolumeArt 2 Gallery, SingaporeGroup
1999CamelGroup exhibition, LondonGroup
1999Aung Myint Iskadar Jill Tisna SajayaThree-artist exhibition, The Substation, SingaporeGroup
1999Oriental CurtainGalerie On, Koeln, GermanyGroup
19992nd Asian Topia Performance Art FestivalBangkok, ThailandGroup
1998Fringe FestivalSingapore Festival of the Arts, SingaporeGroup
1998ASEAN MasterworksKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaGroup
1998Imaging Selves: Permanent Collection ShowThe National Art Gallery, SingaporeGroup
1998Royal Tropics Institute Group ShowAmsterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
1998Philip Morris Group of Companies ASEAN Art AwardsSaigon, VietnamGroup
1997Aung Myint: Solo exhibitGrasenstein, GermanySolo
1997Beginning 'n' End 2, PerformanceLokanat Galleries, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
1997Group show of Aung Myint Ye Myint Hasan Zolikfly Art 2, SingaporeGroup
1997ASEAN Masterworks, ASEAN Leaders SummitKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaGroup
1996Solo exhibitionJudson Church Centre, Yangon, MyanmarSolo
1996New Paintings from MyanmarThe Substation, SingaporeGroup
1996Taipei International Art FairWorld Trade Center, Taipei, TaiwanGroup
1995Omnibus: Five artists from MyanmarGallery Voice, Kyoto, JapanGroup
1995Beginning 'n' End, first performanceThe Inya Art Gallery, Yangon, MyanmarGroup
1994First solo exhibitionThe Inya Gallery of Art, Yangon, MyanmarGroup