PanSuriya Art Post

aung co : catch the colours
21 April 2011, 12:33
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Aung Co is a renaissance man — he is a director of independent short films, a potter, a performance artist, and installation artist. Aung Co’s 2004 solo show made him the most promising artist of his generation. The combination of his pottery and paintings impressed every visitor.

Since that exhibition, serious collectors and some museums have collected his work. Within a few years he grew prolific. He is perhaps the best-travelled of the Myanmar artists.

His recent paintings are pictures of anonymous women pictures, based on old hand-painted photographs. He says, ‘I want to catch the colours of  a moment in history.’

Based on an interview with Nance Cunningham in January 2011, in Yangon. For more art conversations, click on the ‘art conversation’ tag at the top of this post.


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 Batch 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

2013               Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy