Myanmar has strong history of art and cultural inter-relation to Mon, the second major ethnic group in the country. Suvannabumi was a well-known capital of Mon and it was famous for its talented artists and skilled architects.

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Aye Ko

 Born 1963, in  Pathein, Myanmar.

 

Education 

1986 Basic drawing studied under artist U Min Soe.

​​Modern art, contemporary art, and new art, (self-taught)

 

Solo Shows

2019 - Aye Ko  12th Solo Show ,  Suvannabhumi  Art Gallery, Chang Mai, Thailand. 

2015 - “To Create is Resist” 11th Solo exhibition, Lyon, France.

2014 - Aye Ko (Tenth) Solo exhibition, Bahan Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2013 - Aye Ko (ninth) Solo exhibition, Sule Shangri-la [Former Traders’                                     Hotel], Yangon, Myanmar.

2012 - Aye Ko (eighth) Solo Show, Neuberg Art Force, Hong Kong.

2012 - Aye Ko (Seventh) Solo Show, New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar.

2009 - Aye Ko (Sixth) Solo Show, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2005 - Aye Ko (Fifth) Solo Show, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon. Myanmar.

2003 - Aye Ko (Fourth) Solo Show, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2002 - Aye Ko (Third) Solo Show, 88 Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2001 - Aye Ko (Second) Solo Show, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2000 - Aye Ko Solo Show, Ivy Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

 

International Participations

2018 - “FIELDS OF VISION” Performance Art Exchange Project, Chiang Mai                         Thailand.

2018 - Asia Topia Performance Art Festival, Bangkok, Thailand.

2018​ Inside-Out: The Exhibition of Six Myanmar Artists, Suvannabhumi Art                           Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

2017 1st Xishuangbanna International Art Exhibition 2017, China.

2017 Voices of Transition: Contemporary Art from Myanmar, 4                                                6 Ashfield Street, London, England.

2017​ ACTUS Performance Art Festival, Brussels, Belgium.

2017​ 5th UP-ON International Live Art Festival, Chengdu, China.

2017 I/ We: Dong Xiaozhuang & AESFFC Art Exhibition, Chengdu, China.
2017​ FIELDS OF VISION” International Art and Performance-Art Festival,                          Stuttgart, Germany.
2017​ "When Blood Boils" Show of Myanmar Arts @ Singapore Art Stage                                2017, Singapore.

2017 Things Lost: Remembering the future, Southeast Asia Art Show in Kolkata,

           Ganges Gallery, Kolkata, India.

2016 PARABIOSIS -- International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Chang Jiang

           Contemporary Art Museum, China.

2016​ ACC’s fulfilling programmer, 2016, N.Y.C, United States.

2016 Kunming Fine Arts Biennale 2016, Yunnan Fine Art Museum, Kunming, China.

2016​ Asia Young 36: 2nd Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition, Jeonbuk Museum of                 Art, South Korea.

2015​ Microresidence Network Forum 2015, pre-event of Saitama Triennale 2016,

           Saitama, Japan.

2015 Where is the God? Where is the border? : 2015: Two artists in Chengdu, China.

2014​ GCC International art and cultural education program, Gyeonggi Creation                       Center, Gyeonggido, South Korea.

2014 AASN (Asia Art Space Network Meeting), GwangjuMuseum of Art, Gwangju,

            South Korea.

2013 “Tradition or Change” Art Exhibition, Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

2013 “If The World Changed” Singapore Biennale, 2013, Singapore Art                                    Museum, Singapore.

2013​ Art Gwangju 13, Alternative Art Fair, KDJ ConventionCenter, GwangjuSouth               Korea.

2013 AASN (Asia Art Space Network Meeting), GwangjuMuseum of Art, Gwangju,

            South Korea.

2013​ WE=ME ASEAN Art Exhibition and Symposium.

2012​ Curator meeting for 2013 Biennale Meeting, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2012​ Third Wave Ongoing Echoes Event, Indonesian – Myanmar Art Exchange

            Jakarta, Indonesia.

2012​ Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg, Germany.

2012 Res artis General Meeting 2012, Tokyo, Japan.

2012​ CCA Curator Meeting 2012, Kitakyushu, Japan.

2012​ Changwon Asian Art Festival, Korea.

2012 Affordable Art Fair Milano Italy.

2011 Mekong Workshop, Seoul, Korea.

2011 Aye Ko and Vincent, Performance Art Event Lyon, France.

2011​ Laurence Medioni Installation and Aye Ko Performance Art Event, Lyon,                       France.

2011 Ongoing Echoes Second Event, Indonesian – Myanmar Art Exchange,                              Bali, Indonesia.

2010​ Myanmar un autre regard, 2010. AyignonFrence,

2010 Where to! Artist’s Contemporary Burma, 2010, France.

2010 International Photo Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia.

2010​ International Orange Photo Festival 2010, China.

2010​ Action Script, Symposium on Performance Art Practice and Documentation

           in Asia, Hong Kong.

2010​ Point - blank Ospace, Myanmar Art Exhibition, NeubergArt Space, Hong Kong.

2010 Burma Art Festival, London, England.

2010 Crazy Wisdom Asian Performance Art Festival, Incheon Art Platform Theater,                Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju Biennale Hall Outdoor, Korea.

2010 - Mekong Art Exchange Program, Nha San Studio, Hanoi,Vietnam. Bangkok Art

            and Culture center, Bangkok, Thailand.

2010​ Performance Art Show, Sika Gallery, Contemporary Art Exchange Program,                   Bali, Indonesia.

2010 - Crossroad Art Exhibition, Cemeti Art House, Contemporary Art Exchange

            Program, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

2010 4th Conference of Arts Management in Asia, City University, Osaka, Japan.

2009 The 6thTupada International Visual Performance Festival, Philippine.

2009 Methodology of active art trade and cultural exchange in the region of Asia,                    Korean.

2009​ Speaking Alone, Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.

2007​ Thermocline of art new Asian waves, ZKM museum of contemporary art,

            Karlsruhe, Germany.

2007 Artist Residency Program Indonesia, China.

2007 International Performance Art Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

2006 Identity Contemporary Art Show, blue space contemporary arts center,                            Hochi Minh, Vietnam.

2006 Meditation, Yaddo Art Gallery, Crowne Plaza Hotel Karon in Phuket, Thailand.

2005 ISCP Open Studio Show, New York, U.S.A.

2005​ Asian cultural council awards. Artist Residency Program (3 months) in U.S.A.

2005 NIPAF house art exhibition, Nagano, Japan.

2005​ The 10th NIPAF Asian Performance Art Series ‘05, Tokyo, Aichi, Matsumoto,                Nagano, Japan.

2004 Myanmar Contemporary Art Awards 2004, Hong Kong.

2004 Identities Versus Globalization? Sponsored by                                                                   Heinrich Boell Foundation, Dahlen Museum, Berlin Germany.

2004​ Identities Versus Globalization? Sponsored by Heinrich Boell Foundation,                       Chiang Mai Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand, National Gallery,                                    Bangkok, Thailand.

2003​ Legend & reality group art exhibition, Singapore.

2003​ Second Forum on Art & Culture in the Mekong Region, Cambodia.

2002​ Fourth Asia Topia Performance Art Festival, Bangkok, Thailand.

2001 Asian Performance Art Festival, the Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan.

2001​ Asian Performance Art Festival, Japan Society Theater, New York, U.S.A.

2001 "The end of Growth" art exhibition, sponsored by Heinrich Boell Foundation,

           Bangkok, Thailand.

2000​ Nippon International Performance Art Festival, Nagoya, Tokyo, Nagano, Japan.

2000​ Action Revolution Theatre Performance, Hong Kong.

2000​ Asian Performance Art Festival, Macau.

1999 The 2nd Asia Topia Performance Art Festival, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Group Shows

2018 - Zero Platform: International Performance Art Festival, Goethe institut, Yangon,             Myanmar.

2018 - Seven Decades Art ExhibitionPyinsa Rasa Art Space Secretariat, Yangon,                     Myanmar.

2018 - Reproduction of PEACE Art Exhibition, Pansuriya Art Gallery,                                       Yangon, Myanmar.

2018 - Divergence Conceptual Art Exhibition, New Zero Art Space, Yangon Myanmar.

2017 Divergence: The exhibition of 12 Divers Artists, New Zero Art Space, Yangon,

    Myanmar.

2017​ Zero Platform: International Performance Art Festival, Thakhin Mya Park,

   Yangon, Myanmar.

2015​ 100th Birthday memorial exhibition of General Aung San, Bogalay, Myanmar.

2015​ Art for Victims: Donation group exhibition for Victims in flood area, KZL

 

   gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2013​ The Art in Transition Symposium, Yangon, Myanmar.

2013 15th New Zero Group Show, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2013​ NIPAF International Performance Art Festival, New Zero Art Space, Yangon,

   Myanmar.

2012 Performance Art Show, 11th Anniversary Free Funeral Service Society Yangon

            Myanmar.

2012 Performance Art Show, Institute of France in Yangon, Myanmar.

2012​ Save The Victims Institute of France in Yangon, Myanmar.

2012 The Dawn Art Festival, Dagaung Art Gallery, Yangon Myanmar.

2012Southeast Asia Contemporary Art Exchange, BeikthanoArt Gallery, Yangon,

                         Myanmar.

2012​ International Multimedia Art Festival, Institute of France, Yangon, Myanmar

2012 3A Art Exhibition, New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar.

2012 Spring Heart Art Exhibition, Wahso Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2012 Charity Art Fair for People Living With HIV/AIDS, Kandawgyi Park, Yangon,

            Myanmar.

2012​ Bring the Gangaw Land Back to Life, Judson Hall, Yangon, Myanmar.

2011​ Performance Event, New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar.

2011 The Sketch of a River Art Exhibition, Gallery 65, Yangon, Myanmar.

2011 New Media Art Show, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2011​ 14th New Zero Group Show, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2011​ Asia - Myanmar Performance Art Exchange, Yangon, Myanmar.

2010​ Myanmar- Hong Kong Performance Art Exchange, Yangon, Myanmar.

2010​ Installation Show, New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar.

2010 Morekha Art Exhibition, Morekha Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2010​ New Zero Group Show, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2010 Distorted Mind Art Show, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2010 Ongoing Echoes Myanmar – Indonesia Art Exchange, Yangon, Myanmar.

2009 ASEAN Contemporary Art Exchange, Thamada Hotel Art Gallery,                                 Yangon, Myanmar.

2009 Body Temporary, Performance Art Show, Alliance Francaise, Yangon,                              Myanmar.

2009 Focus, Performance Art Show, New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar.

2009 Myanmar & Nippon, Performance Art Exchange, Inya Art Gallery,                                 Yangon, Myanmar.

2009​ Relay Art Exhibition (New Zero Group) Lokanat Art Gallery,                                           Yangon, Myanmar.

2009​ Graffiti Art Movement, New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar.

2008 Directing Na GitTuu's VCD (Singing for fun).

2008 New Zero Art Show, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2008​ Hitch Dream Art Exhibition, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2008 Monologue Performance Art Show, Alliance Française, Yangon, Myanmar.

2008 Shadows on Modernity - Performance Art Show, Alliance Francaise, Yangon,

            Myanmar.

2008 Silent Escape - Performance Art & Video Art, Yangon, Myanmar.

2008​ Spirit: Myanmar Contemporary Art Exhibition, BeikthanoArt Gallery, Yangon,

            Myanmar.

2008​ Performance Art Workshop and Show - New Zero Art Space, Yangon,                             Myanmar.

2008​ Performance Art Workshop and Show - New Zero Art Space, Yangon,                             Myanmar

2008​ Performance Art Workshop and Show - New Zero Art Space, Yangon,                             Myanmar.

2008 Art & Sympathy Donation Art Show, PanthuSandar Art Gallery,                                     Mandalay, Myanmar.

2008 Nargis Relief- Donation Art Exhibition, Thamada Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar.

2008 Performance Art- New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar.

2008 Grand Opening Art Exhibition, New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar.

2008​ Street Art Workshop, Alliance Française, Yangon, Myanmar.

2008 Performance Art Festival, Alliance Française, Yangon, Myanmar.

2008​ Fire Art Show, New Zero Group, Beikthano Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2008 Founded New Zero Art Space

2007 Myanmar Ceramie Art Show, Alliance Francaise Yangon, Myanmar.

2007 Fire in Process - New Zero Group (Prohibited).

2006 Group Performance Art Show, Inya Gallery of Art, Yangon, Myanmar

2006 Performance Art Festival, Alliance Française, Yangon, Myanmar.

2006​ New Zero Art Show, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2005 Myanmar- Japan Performance Art Exchange, Inya Gallery of Art, Myanmar.

2005 New Zero Art Exhibition, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2004​ New Zero Art Exhibition, Yangon, Myanmar.

2004 Myanmar Contemporary Art Award 2004, Yangon, Myanmar.

2004 Inner Light Contemporary Art Show, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2004​ Group show - AlliancFrancaise de Yangon, Myanmar.

2003 Art director and Publisher of Han thit (New Style) magazine.

2002​ Myanmar Art Exhibition 2002, Yangon, Myanmar.

2002 International Symposium and Workshops, Yangon, Myanmar.

2002​ New Zero Art Exhibition, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2001 New Zero Art Exhibition, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2001 The 8th Nippon International Performance Art Festival (NIPAF-01-                                  MyanMar), Yangon, Myanmar.

2000​ Panayeyar Art Show, Yangon, Myanmar.

2000​ New Zero Art Exhibition, Lokanat Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

2000​ Second Performance (life), Chaungthar Beach, Myanmar.

2000 Selection 7th Art Exhibition, I.B.C., Yangon, Myanmar.

1999 A-l Art Exhibition, Yangon, Myanmar.

1996 Modern Art Exhibition, Yangon, Myanmar.

1994 Founded Olive Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.

1993​ Rectangular Lantern Painting Show, Mandalay, Myanmar.

1991 Hilux Exhibition, Yangon, Myanmar.

1990 Modern Art Exhibition, Yangon, Myanmar.

 

Awards

Myanmar contemporary art awards (Final List) 2004,

Asia Culture council awards 2005.

Joseph Balestier Award for “FREEDON OF ART” by Art Stage Singapore and US Embassy Singapore (Final List) 2015 

Joseph Balestier Award for “FREEDON OF ART” by Art Stage Singapore and US Embassy Singapore (Final List) 2016 

Joseph Balestier Award for “FREEDON OF ART” by Art Stage Singapore and US Embassy Singapore (Winner) 2017 

 

Current Position

Executive Director (New Zero Art Space)

Chief Editor and Publisher (New Wave Magazine)

Chief Editor and Publisher (Fashion Magazine)

 

Collection

USA, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Belgium, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Chengdu, China, France, Switzerland and Myanmar

ZKM museum of contemporary art, Karlsruhe, Germany.

 

Publication & Reviews

Asian Art News volume 12 Number 5 September/October 2002

Identities versus Globalization

Thermocline of Art New Asian Waves

Artasiapacific Almanac 2009

Contemporary Asian Art (Melissa Chiu+ Benjamin Genocchio)

2010 International Orange Photo Festival IOPF

Aye Ko Solo Show New Media Art

Asian Art News volume 19 Number 9 March/ April 2009

Smithsonian Magazine, March 2011

Changewon Asian Art Festival Catalogue

Video, an Art, a History 1965-2010, A Singapore Art Museum publication

Myanmar Contemporary Art Book

Zero Platform: International Performance Art Festival 

Artist Aye Ko

International Gallerie Magazine Vol 15, No 2, 2014

A  Collection  of  Literary  Work on I/WE Dongxiaozhuang & AESFFC

Myanmar Contemporary Art 1 by Aung Min

ON the Stream, The Third Kunming Art Biennale 2018

 

 

 


Aye Ko