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.
Born in 1973 Mandalay, 23rd December, Live and work in Yangon, Myanmar.
1998- BFA in Sculpture, National University of Art and Culture, Yangon, Myanmar.
1993–Diploma in Fine Art, State School of Fine Art,
1999-2001 Lecturer/Tutor, Department of Sculpture,
National University of Art and Culture, Yangon.
2008-Present, Freelance Artist, Writer, Independent
2015 - Founder of SOCA, School of Contemporary art project Myanmar.
2018- Collaborative director of AURA contemporary art foundation.
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,
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):
2022- "Land of Ghosts" at REBORN Art Festival, Japan.
2020-“Phantoms and Aliens: The Invisible Other”, a curated exhibition by Loredana Pazzini Paracciani, Richard Koh Fine Art Gallery. KL, Malaysia
2019-LOOK STRANGER!, Lens based exhibition, the Serendipity Art Festival, Goa, India.
2017- My Yangon My Home ,Yangon Art and Heritage
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,
2012-Participated at Myanmar section at Alternative Art Fair in Gwangju Biennale 2013, S Korea.
-Southeast Asian Finalist of Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2012 exhibition in Singapore.
-Memory House, Video Installation, Multimedia
Festival, Alliance France Yangon, Myanmar.
- 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 New Zero 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,
2016- Persist in Radiation, Group Performance at Goethe Institute 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 Middle Way, Reizen Park, 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 Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan.
1998- Selected Artist of Myanmar for ASEAN Youth Art Camp in Philippine.
Curatorial Project & Workshops:
2020-21- MOMENTS, Idea Exchange of UK-Myanmar contemporary Art workshop supported by BC.
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.
Released books in Burmese such as:
- Essays on "Understanding Contemporary Art" (2017)
- Art Spirit, Based on 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.
SELECTED FEATURE WORKS
A multimedia Installation at the "Phantoms and Aliens" Chapter 2, a group exhibition of Richard Koh Fine Art gallery, KL Malaysia.
Old City, is a one of Sovereign Asian Art Prize Southeast Asia Finalist in 2012, exhibited in Singapore. This work is a photo manipulation series about the identity of the History, objects and the people who lived under backlash dictatorship closed country.
Book of Institution of the Union of Artopia, A Participatory Performance in Yangon
A public art for the Beyond Pressure International Art Festival, Kandawgyi Park, Yangon