Aung Ko

Aung Ko

Aung Ko is a renaissance man – he is a director of independent short films, a potter, a performance artist, and an installation artist. His 2006 show, with an impressive mix of pottery and paintings, launched him as the most promising artist of his generation. Since that exhibition serious collectors and museums have begun to acquire his work.

Over the years he has become prolific and he is perhaps the best travelled of the Myanmar artists and this experience is reflected in his work.

His recent paintings are portraits of anonymous women, based on old hand-painted photographs. In his own words, “I want to catch the colours of a moment in history”.

Cat – Aung Ko

Cat – Aung Ko

Artist: Aung Ko Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 48inches x 36inches

1980 Born in Pyay, Myanmar

2001 Exp: 22022001, group show, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon

2002 received BA (Painting), from the University of Culture, Yangon, Myanmar
6th Badge group show, National Theatre, Yangon

2004 Aung Ko’s Art Work Solo Show, AZADA Gallery, Yangon

2006 News is No News, a short film solo show, Nm Gallery, Yangon
Myanmar Ceramic Society group show, Alliance Française de Yangon
Ceramic work group show, Mr Brown Café, Yangon

2007 Wild Eye V, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon
8th Open International Performance Festival, Beijing, China
Performance Art Show, Chaungtha, Myanmar
Performance Art Show, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon
Performance Art Show, Thanlyin, Myanmar
Event of Thuyedan, art show, Pyay

2008 Beyond Pressure, International Performance Art Festival, Yangon
Beyond the Rain, art exhibition, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon

Singapore Bienniale 2008 (collaboration with Chaw Ei Thein and Rich Streitmatter Tran)

Festival of Contemporary Theatre and Performance Art, Alliance Française de Yangon

New Zero Fine Art Show, Beikthano Art Gallery, Yangon

Exposition de Collective, art show, Alliance Française de Yangon

2009 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Trienniale, Fukuoka, Japan
Body Temporary/Corps Temporaire performance, Alliance Française de Yangon

2007–2010 Organiser of Thuyedan Event, a village art project