Myat Htay AungBurma
Grants Awarded2013 | Visual Art | United States
ACC provided support to Myat Htay Aung to research contemporary art in New York, as well as meet artists and curators, and participate in an international artist residency program.
Aung Myint one of the founding father's of Myanmar's contemporary art movement is recognised for his cubist style paintings particularly around the "Mother & Child" theme. This collection of his paintings is a departure from this theme and includes stylized portraits as well as purely abstract works in his signature palette of black, white and red.
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and the Japan Foundation Asia Center present Mode of Liaisons exhibition as a part of "Condition Report", a collaborative art project with curators from Japan and Southeast Asian countries with the objectives to incubate young curators through working in collboration with senior curators. The Condition Report Project is composed of 2 parts of the curatorial works under the main theme “What is Southeast Asia?”. The first part is 4 exhibitions curated by the senior curators in 4 cities: Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Bangkok to demonstrate their concepts, phenomenons, and contents of contemporary art as well as to employ the exhibition as an opportunity to train young curators. The second part is 14 separated exhibitions curated independently by young curators.
CONSCIOUSNESS OF REALITIES
A Solo Exhibition by Aung Myat Htay
Opening 6 July 2019 at 6 pm at Myanm/art
“Consciousness of Realities” is intended to examine the roots of the local community through its psychosocial characteristic features. Every group of people raised in the same land has a diverse mix of native and migrated species. The relationship of otherness has physical and mentally bound into one culture even different colors, languages, behaviors and beliefs. This art series will reconsider these realities of being through the perception of visual hybridity vis a vis the phenomenon of historical evidence of human’s deepest relationship to their natural environment.
Aung Myat Htay was born in December 1973 in Mandalay, Burma/Myanmar, and is currently based in Yangon. He worked in bronze casting statues with his father since he was young. Started art education at Fine Art school in 1991 in Mandalay and graduated with a BFA in 1998 University of Art and culture Yangon. Without being concerned by traditional means of expression, he explores the potential in the freedom of expression found in contemporary art. He expresses social messages with work that combines a contemporary sense with traditional forms of painting and sculpture. He is also known as a curator in Myanmar’s art community since 2005. In addition to his involvement within Myanmar, he has presented work in several regions of Asia including Thailand, India, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. In 2010 he participated In Fukuoka Asian Art Museum’s residency program. In 2011 he joined the Live Art 2011 in Banglore, India. In 2012 he invited and residency at the Koganecho Bazaar International art festival in Yokohama, Japan. In 2012, he was selected artist of Southeast Asia Finalist of Sovereign Asian Art Prize too. In 2014, he got a six-month grant from Asian Cultural Council for the New York Fellowship program to research contemporary art, meet the artist & curator and create new work in the US. In 2016-17 He participated the Curator workshop of Japan Foundation Asia Center Southeast Asia Art Studies Project and curated the local exhibition. In recently published the DVD Magazine Vol:2 “Silence is Golden” Research on Contemporary Myanmar Art. Now based in Yangon.
Grantee: Myat Htay Aung