Myanmar [Burmese] Artists | Aye Ko
Aye Ko was born in 1963 in Pathein. Though trained in classic and traditional painting under the master artist, U Min Soe – it is Aye Ko’s contemporary expressions that have become his hallmark and established his position as one of Myanmar’s most profiled contemporary artists internationally. For the past two decades, Aye Ko’s practice has interrogated the meeting of politics and nature in the broadest sense. Generally viewed as a performance artist, Aye Ko has sought to stimulate the viewer to cross the line into his personal realm. In Aye Ko investigates the potential to extend the body as a catalyst as he thinks his culture through. His body of work here comprises two mixed-media works, a video and a performance. The work was produced over a period of two years in Myanmar and France where Aye Ko performed in Lyon. Aye Ko has exhibited extensively and amongst his notable shows has been a solo exhibition in New York in 2002 and his participation in the exhibition at the ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2007. A renowned performance artist, Aye Ko has participated almost annually in Performance Art Festivals in Southeast Asia, Japan, China and in the USA. His art is included in numerous private collections internationally as well as in the private ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art in Karlsruhe, Germany.