Myanmar | Co-curated by Daisuke Takeya and Aung Myat Htay (SOCA)

July 18, 2019 – Aug 10, 2019 at The Japan Foundation, Yangon (No.70 Nat Mauk Lane (1), Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar)

July 26, 2019 5:00 pm – 8:00pm  Reception and Round Table Discussions, featuring Alma Quinto (Philippines)



The project launched in Yangon; the biggest city of Myanmar which is a nation in reformation in every sector. There are many things about social and communities’ problems; namely civil conflicts, poverty of livelihood, education and economy crisis. As many other reforming countries, Myanmar faces challenges to revitalize its people both mentally and physically to cultivate their knowledge, especially to raise in behaviors for basic humanity, ethics, sympathy and freedom from fear. Field Trip Project Asia – Myanmar will be introduced to people to re-think about their society through our mobile creations.

အသြင္ကူေျပာင္းမႈမ်ားရိွေနေသာ  ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ လူမႈအသိုင္း၀ိုင္းမ်ားတြင္ ျပည္တြင္းစစ္၊ ဆင္းရဲမဲြေတမႈ၊ ပညာေရးႏွင့္ စီးပြားေရးအခက္အခဲမ်ားမွစ၍ လူမႈ၊အသိုင္းအဝိုင္းဆိုင္ရာ ျပသာနာမ်ားနဲ႕ ပတ္သက္ေသာ အေၾကာင္းရာေတြမ်ားစြာရိွေနသည္္။ အျခားအသြင္းကူးေျပာင္းေနေသာ တိုင္းျပည္မ်ားကဲ့သို႔ ျမန္မာျပည္သူ မ်ားသည္လဲ ေျပာင္းလဲလာေသာ အေျခအေနမ်ားႏွင့္ အသားတက် ရွင္သန္ရပ္တည္ႏိုင္ရန္ ႏွင့္ အသိဗဟုသုတတို႕ကို ျဖည့္တင္းရန္ စိန္ေခၚမႈမ်ားစြာႏွင့္ ရင္ဆိုင္ႀကံဳ ေတြေနရသည္။
အထူးသျဖင့္ အေျခခံလူသားဆန္မႈ၊ လူ႔က်င့္ဝတ္၊ စာနာမႈတရား၊ အေၾကာက္တရားမ်ားမွကင္းလြတ္ရပ္ တည္ႏိုင္ရန္ လူသားဆန္ေသာအျပဳအမႈ ႏွင့္ယံုၾကည္မႈျမွင့္တင္ျခင္း အခန္းက႑မ်ားလိုအပ္သည္။ ယခု ေရာက္ရွိလာမည့္ ေရြ႔လ်ားႏိုင္ေသာ အႏုပညာဖန္တီးမႈမ်ားမွတစ္ဆင့္ လုူသားႏွင့္ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္တို႔ကို ျပန္လည္မိတ္ဆက္ေပးႏိုင္မည္ျဖစ္သည္။

About the Co- Curator

Aung Myat Htay was born in December 1973 in Mandalay, Burma/Myanmar, and is currently based in Yangon. He worked in bronze casting statues with his father since he was young. Started art education at Fine Art school in 1991 in Mandalay and graduated with a BFA in 1998 University of Art and culture Yangon. Without being concerned by traditional means of expression, he explores the potential in the freedom of expression found in contemporary art. He expresses social messages with work that combines a contemporary sense with traditional forms of painting and sculpture. He is also known as a curator in Myanmar’s art community since 2005 In addition to his Involvement Within Myanmar, He has presented work in several regions of Asia including Thailand, India, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. In 2010 he participated In Fukuoka Asian Art Museum’s residency program. In 2011 he joined the Live Art 2011 in Banglore, India. In 2012 he invited and residency at the Koganecho Bazaar International art festival in Yokohama, Japan. In 2012, he was selected artist of Southeast Asia Finalist of Sovereign Asian Art Prize too. In 2014, he got a six-month grant from ACC (Asian Cultural council) for New York Residency program to research contemporary art, meet the artist & curator and create new work in the US. In 2016-17 He participated the Curator workshop of Japan Foundation Asia Center Southeast Asia Art Studies Project and curated the local exhibition. In recently published the DVD Magazine Vol:2 “Silence is Golden” Research on Contemporary Myanmar Art. Now based in Yangon.


Newly Joined Artists

Preliminary Meeting and Workshop

at The Japan Foundation, Yangon  July 18 and 20, 2019


School Visit and Workshop  July 23, 2019

Coming soon!


July 26, 2019 5:00 pm – 8:00pm  Reception and Round Table Discussions, featuring Alma Quinto (Philippines)

Coming soon!



2 thoughts on “Myanmar | Co-curated by Daisuke Takeya and Aung Myat Htay (SOCA)

  • Nicola Anthony July 18, 2019 at 2:24 PM Reply

    where will it be?

  • Admin July 19, 2019 at 9:51 AM Reply

    Thank you Nicola for the inquiry! The exhibition will be held at the Japan Foubdation, Yangon.

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