Tun Win Aung

b. 1975, Ywalut, Myanmar
Lives and works in Yangon, Myanmar

Tun Win Aung grew up in Mandalay and graduated from the University of Culture, Yangon in 1998 with a degree in Sculpture. In 1998, he held his first solo show ‘Yellow No. 770622’, followed by a second solo show in October of the following year at Lokanat Galleries in Yangon. After his third solo show ‘Afternoon in Piano’, he dropped painting as his main medium, trying other mediums. Later, he produced site-specific multimedia installations and did performances in outdoor locations, responding to local histories and environments.

Notable group exhibitions include ‘The 2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale’, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan (2002), ‘The 11th Asian Biennale Bangladesh’, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2004), ‘Play: Art from Myanmar Today’, Osage Gallery, Singapore (2010) and ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan (2013).

In addition to working individually, Tun Win Aung also collaborates with his wife Wah Nu. Their collaborative work has been featured in ‘The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial’, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (2009-2010), ‘The 5th International Video Art Biennial Israel’, Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (2010), ‘Video, An Art, A History, 1965-2010’, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2011), ‘The 4th Guangzhou Triennial’, Guangdong Museum of Modern Art, China (2011); ‘No Country; Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia’, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (2013), ‘nnncl & mixrice’, Atelier Hermes, Seoul, South Korea (2013) and ‘The 5th Singapore Biennale’, Sinagpore (2016-2017).

His work is part of public collections, such Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Fukuoka, Japan), Kadist (San Francisco, United States), Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane, Australia), Singapore Art Museum (Singapore), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, United States), as well as private collections in Asia, America and Europe.

Biography information from www.galeriekonbaung.com, July 2022

Country: Myanmar
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