Aung Myat Htay

Aung Myat Htay was born in Mandalay, Burma (1973), and is currently living in Yangon. He started art education at Fine Art school in Mandalay and graduated his BFA from University of Art and Culture, Yangon. Without being confined by traditional means of expression, he explores the potential in freedom of expression found in contemporary art. He expresses social messages with works that combine a contemporary sense with traditional forms of painting and sculpture. He is also known as a curator in Burmese art community since 2008. In addition to his Involvement within Burma, he has presented work in several regions of Asia including Thailand, India, Japan, Indonesia and Philippines. In 2010 he participated in Fukuoka Asian Art Museum’s residency program. In 2011 he participated in Live Art 2011 in Bangalore, India. Recently he has participated in the Koganecho Bazaar International Art Festival at Yokohama, Japan. In 2013-2014, he got a six month grant from ACC (Asian Cultural council) for New York Residency Program to research contemporary art practice, meet artists & curators, and create new work in USA. (Note from Koganecho Bazaar Art festival committee, 2012).