Phyu Mon

Myanmar 1960

Installation, Digital Art, Photography, Video Art

Phyu Mon
Phyu Mon
January 6, 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.

Phyu Mon is a multi-media artist born in 1960 in Mandalay, Myanmar. She graduated from Mandalay University with a Bachelor of Arts and studied painting under the master artist U Ba Thaw between 1978 and 1979. Phyu Mon was introduced to video and film production through a programme from the University of Finland. She is one of the very few women artists in Burma who currently works with digital photography, a medium that has propelled her to address the angst that many Burmese women experience.

Her hybrid of conceptual art, identified through a surreal edge, is a result of her feminism and social activism that have influenced her much sought-after works about the relationship between Myanmar’s cultural environment and its economically conflicted and contested identity that have resulted in most of the population living in poverty.

She has been a regular participant in exhibitions since 1985 and as an emerging artist, she represents a new breed of Burmese artists who openly express their restrictive state with broad meanings. Phyu Mon is also a performance artist and is a renowned poet in her native Burmese language.

Some of her recent solo exhibitions include  Hope – T.H.E.O. Arts Professionals, Singapore, 2013, Dream Lands – Asia Fine Art Limited, Hong Kong, SAR, 2012. Her group exhibitions include Beyond Burma, Bangkok, 2012, One Hundred Years International Days, Hong Kong, 2011, Magnetic Power, Seoul, 2009, Aye Ko, Aung Myint, Nyein Chan Su, Phyu Mon, Burma – Speaking Alone, Bangkok, 2009, Myanmar Contemporary Art Festival, Landon, 2010, Multimedia Art festival, Yangon, 2010; Blend the World, Copenhagen, 2010, Blue Wind Contemporary art Exhibition, Yangon, 2009, We are Burma, Berkely, USA, 2009.

The artist lives and works in Yangon, Myanmar.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2013HopeT.H.E.O. Arts Professionals, SingaporeSolo
2012Dream LandsAsia Fine Art Limited, Hong KongSolo
2012Beyond BurmaThavibu Gallery, BangkokGroup
2011One Hundred Years International DaysJockey Club Creative Art Centre, Hong KongGroup
2010Aye Ko, Aung Myint, Nyein Chan Su, Phyu Mon, Burma - Speaking AloneThavibu Gallery, BangkokGroup
2010Myanmar Contemporary Art FestivalLondon, UKGroup
2010Multimedia Art festivalDa Kong Art Gallery, YangonGroup
2010Blend the WorldCopenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2009Magnetic PowerGallery SUN contemporary, SeoulGroup
2009Aye Ko, Aung Myint, Nyein Chan Su, Phyu Mon, Burma - Speaking AloneThavibu Gallery, BangkokGroup
2009Blue Wind Contemporary art ExhibitionNational Museum, YangonGroup
2009We are BurmaThe Leila Gallery, Berkely, USAGroup
2009Global warming international exhibitionSpainGroup
2009La Honas – Digital art ShowLa Honas Hotel, FranceGroup
2008WING art Exhibition(50,women artist)YangonGroup
2007Myanmar Graphic ExhibitionNational Museum, YangonGroup
2006Outstanding MyanmarDhara Dhevi Gallery, ThailandGroup
2004GanGaw village 15th Art ExhibitionYangon, MyanmarGroup
2003New Zero Art ExhibitionYangon, MyanmarGroup
2002New Zero Exhibition (2)Yangon, MyanmarGroup
2001New Zero Exhibition (1)Yangon, MyanmarGroup
1996Modern Art ExhibitionYangon, MyanmarGroup
1994Modern Art ShowYangon, MyanmarGroup