ACC grantee Artist and independent curator Aung Myat Htay was practicing bronze sculpture assisted his father since he was young. Start art education at the state-run Fine Art school and, graduated in BFA at the University of Art & Culture in Yangon. Research and further learning by international residencies in the US, Europe, and Asia. Working as an art lecturer and he explores the potential in freedom of expression found in contemporary art. He expresses social messages with combines a contemporary senses in traditional forms. He is a founder of SOCA alternative art learning program and also known as writer and curator in Myanmar art community. 

AUNG MYAT HTAY 

Artist, Independent Curator 

 

Born in Mandalay, 23rd December 1973, Live and work in Yangon, Myanmar.

 

Education:

1998- BFA in Sculpture, National University of Art and Culture, Yangon, Myanmar.

 

1993–Diploma in Fine Art, State School of Fine Art, 

Mandalay, Myanmar.

 

Occupation:

1999-2001 Lecturer/Tutor, Department of Sculpture, 

National University of Art and Culture, Yangon.

 

2008-Present, Freelance Artist, Writer, Independent 

Curator.

 

2015 - Founded SOCA, on-line learning program for Contemporary art.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2019- Consciousness of Realities, Solo exhibition, at Myanm/art Gallery Space, Yangon.

 

2016- The Segments, Conceptual miniature, 

Myanm/art Gallery space, Yangon.

 

2014- Dining-Room Opera, Site Specific Installation, 

Rooster Gallery, Orchard Street, New York, NY.

 

2012- Calling Memory, Installation Art, Koganecho

Bazaar Art Festival, Yokohama, Japan.

 

2010- The Stories, “Wind of Artist Residency Program”

exhibition at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

 

2009- Acrylic Painting by Aung Myat Htay at Pansodan Gallery Yangon, Myanmar.

 

2008 -Transparent Hearts Installation at New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar.

 

2005- OPERA watercolor exhibition at Studio Square, 

Yangon. Myanmar.

 

2003 - 2001-Enchanting Dreams, Solo at AZADA 

Art Gallery in Yangon.

 

2000-IRREGULAR NIGHT Art Show at Judson Hall, Yangon, Myanmar.

 

1999-PAINTINGS 41 Solo at Lokanat Gallery, Yangon.

 

1997- Born in Myanmar, Solo watercolor paintings, 

Lokanat Gallery in Yangon, Myanmar.

 

Group Exhibitions (Selected):

2020-“Phantoms and Aliens: The Invisible Other”, a curated exhibition by Loredana Pazzini Paracciani, Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery. KL

 

2019-LOOK STRANGER!, Lens based exhibition, the Serendipity Art Festival, Goa, India.

2017- My Yangon My Home ,Yangon Art and Heritage 

Festival, 2017.  

 

2016- Silent for a while, A contemporary art from

Myanmar, 10Chancery Lane Gallery, HongKong.

 

2015- Planetarium Links, Site Specific Public Art

Installation, My Yangon My Home Art Festival.

 

- STRUCTURE#1, Beyond Pressure International

Public Art Festival, People’s Park, Yangon.

 

- Warehouse History, Art in the Warehouse, group 

contemporary art show in Yangon.

 

2013-Constellations, Group Exhibition, Blanc Gallery,  

Manila, Phillippine.

 

2012-Participated at Myanmar section at Alternative Art Fair in Gwangju Biennale 2013, S Korea.

 

- Touch, Korea Myanmar Art Exchange program, New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar.

 

2011-Southeast Asian Finalist of Sovereign Asian Art Prize exhibition in Singapore.

 

-Memory House, Video Installation, Multimedia 

Festival, Alliance Francis Yangon, Myanmar.

 

-Life in Illusion, Contemporary art making Workshop, New Zero Art Space, Yangon.

 

- Invisible way, Forward Backward, 8 Myanmar Artist Group Show, H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

2011-Memorable Life of Lantern, Video Art, New Media Art show, Lokanat Gallery , Yangon.

 

- SIMPLICITISM, Installation at Dagaung Art  Gallery Yangon, Myanmar.


2010-Urban Reflection of Yangon , Art Workshop with Students of NewZero Art Space, Yangon.

 

1998-ASEAN youth Art Camp , Country Visual Art Site (Myanmar), in San Pablo City, Philippine.


1997-“First Life” group Show at Orient Art Gallery, 

Yangon, Myanmar

 

Performance Art:

2016- Persist in Radiation, Group Performance at Goethe Institute Yangon.

 

2014- Flying, performance at Hudson Riverside, Bethune Street, New York, NY.

 

2013- Obsession, Asia Tour of NIPAF (Nippon 

International Performance art) in Yangon.

2012- The Hands, at international multimedia Art festival France Institute Yangon.

- Calling, Performance at Koganecho Bazaar Art festival in Yokohama, Japan.

- Myanmar- Malaysia, Performance Art Exchange program, Mandalay.

- Water, at Dagaung Art Gallery, Yangon.

 

2011- LIVE ART 2011, International Performance Art Festival, Banglore, India.

- Beyond Pressure Int; Performance Art Festival, Yangon, Myanmar.

- NIPAF Performance art Exchange,Organized by New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar.

 

2010- Home Sick & Sick Home/Sound of the Middle Way, Reizen Park/Ajibi Hall, Fukuoka City, Japan.

- Endless of Desire, Open Section, 3 rd Beyond Pressure Performance Art Festival, Myanmar.

Awards & Artist in Residency

 

2019- Heritage Space Artist Residency for MAP

Program 2019, Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

2017- Artist in residency and workshop at SYLT

Foundation, SYLT Island, Germany.

 

2014- ACC Fellowship Grant Award for (6) month

Art research in the US, meet art professions

& Artist residency in New York.

 

2013- One of 20 Finalists of Sovereign Southeast 

Asian Art Price Award, Hong Kong.

 

2012- Koganecho Bazaar Art Festival, Artist in 

Residency, Yokohama, Japan.

 

2011- Bar-1 Artist in Residency for LIVE ART 

Performance Art festival, Bangalore, India.

 

2010- Artist Residency (3) Month Program at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan.

 

1998- Selected Artist of Myanmar for ASEAN Youth Art Camp in Philippine.

 

Curatorial Project & Workshops:

2019- Silence is Golden, DVD-Magazine for the visual Art.

 

2017- Melting Boundary, Exhibition for Southeast Asia Curatorial program in Yangon.

 

2017- Conduct a Workshop, Retrace and Reface, Yangon-Bangkok-PhnomPenh Urban Study in BACC, Bangkok.

 

2017- Curate the Public art project for My Yangon My Home Art and Heritage Festival 2017, Yangon.
 

2016- Participate Condition Report, South East Asia Curatorial Program, Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan.
 

2015- Founded SOCA Myanmar (School of contemporary Art) Alternative Art Learning Community.

 

2013- DVD Magazine on Contemporary Art In Myanmar, Curate & Published in Yangon, Myanmar.
 

2013- Cross the Crossing Myanmar-Thai art exchange program by Silperkong University, Yangon, Myanmar.

 

2012- Conducted an art workshop “Life in Illusion” for Professional development Program, New Zero Art Space.

 

2011- Leading the collaborative art-making workshop Urban Reflection 3days long workshop in Yangon.

 

Art Writing:

Released books in Burmese such as:
-Essays on "How to Understand Contemporary Art" (2017)

- Art Spirit, Based on the books of Kandinsky and Paul Klee ( 2015),

- An Analysis of Modern & Contemporary Art (2013),
- Color Harmony (2011), Life and Works of Monet (2010),
- The Art of Oil Painting (2009),
- Collection of all sketches of Van Gogh (2008),
- Art Notes Text & Illustrations of World famous Artists (2007),
- The Art of Watercolor Painting (2004),
- Basic Art & Drawing (2002) and
some articles for local and international papers.

 

Contact :

Ph: +95 9 972088163
E-mail: amyathtay@gmail.com
http: www.facebook.com/aungmyat.htay