Connecting Myanmar (a registered charity in HK) is proud to present a solo charity exhibition of the legendary Myanmar artist Aung Myint's Mother & Child series. All profit from the show will go to support our scholarship program, sending Myanmar youth to University education.
Aung Myint was born in Yangon, Myanmar in 1946 and graduated from the Rangoon Art and Science University with a degree in Psychology in 1968. As a self-taught artist, he works with painting and installation and is regarded as one of the pioneers of performance and experimental art in Myanmar. He loves to experiment with different mediums to explore the themes of cultural identity and personal memories. In 1989, he co-founded the Inya Gallery of Art in Yangon. Aung Myint was the first Myanmar artist to win a prize from the ASEAN Art Awards in Bali (2002), with a set of nine paintings from his Mother and Child series. He has had solo exhibitions at Inya Gallery of Art, Yangon (1994), Judson Church Centre, Yangon (1996), Lawkanat Galleries, Yangon (1999, 2001, and 2005), Shinseido Hatanaka Art Gallery, Tokyo (1999), Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn (2002), Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong (2003, 2007), and Yavuz Fine Arts, Singapore (2010). His notable group exhibitions include “Omnibus: Five Artists from Myanmar” at Voice Gallery, Kyoto (1995), “6th Nippon International Performance Art Festival”, Japan (1999), “Identity” at Blue Space Contemporary Art Centre, Ho Chi Minh City (2006). His works were exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2013) and collected by the museum.