School of Contemporary Art Project
Alternative Learning Platform
Founded in 2015 by artist/curator Aung Myat Htay, as a responses to the lack of alternative art learning platform for Myanmar contemporary art scene, co-founded by the independent group of freelance multidisciplinary artists. SOCA is focus on local art students, art enthusiastic youth who are interested to learn in current global art with approaches to knowledge sharing, practicing, and experimenting in the various forms. As a platform for intellectual exchange and critical dialogue, SOCA is collaborate in the creative community among artists and the general public to make new engagement of art and the people.
SOCA is an alternative learning program started in 2015. Independently supports to local artists and students who want to further learning and explore tactically approaches to contemporary art practices. We provide a platform for intellectual exchange and critical dialogue to creative mindset in collaborate with artistic community. Founded by artists friends who enthusiastic in art, now running the online program and special event, artist talk, workshop and events in multidisciplinary practice. Now only exist via online and based in Yangon.
Running in self-funded by artists and sometimes collaborate with galleries and art spaces throughout these 5 years, SOCA has done 4 regular online programs and artist talks, art workshops, exhibitions. Sometimes collaborative workshop with invited international artists mostly from cross-media or multidisciplinary backgrounds. Even not existed in physical space but mostly active in social media and regularly sharing about different approaches and new media art. SOCA exist the role of bridges between local and international art scene, and initiative to the knowledge sharing platform for cross-media in art, as we aimed for the build up ethos of our artist community into developing and fulfilled into new culture. Now ongoing of it’s new program “The Documentation project of Myanmar contemporary Art Vol:3 and granted to exhibition for Goethe Institute’s Re-connect program 2021.
Aung Myat Htay
Art Student of National University of Art and Culture Yangon Talk at SOCA Space in 2018
Public Art 2015
Plainterien Links Participatory Installation 2015
Artist Zun Ei, Art Curator/writer Chu Chu Yang and Aung Myat Htay at SOCA Space in 2018
Public Art 2017
A Public Art Project by SOCA in Yangon Art and Heritage Festival 2017
Your Sound is My Sound, An Installation of Circle Xylophone set