Thavibu Contemporary Art from Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar/Burma

Myanmar [Burmese] Artists | Phyoe Kyi

Phyoe Kyi was born in Taunggyi, Shan State, in 1977 and graduated with a BA (Painting) in 1998. Phyoe Kyi's art practice deals with social concerns. Matters such as poverty and inequality are regularly described in his visual language, recalling the viewer to the concrete struggles of those with no voice who are so often ignored. In 2008, in the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, Phyoe Kyi embarked on a project that gave voice to those caught in the effects of the destruction that destroyed and degraded their humanity. While Phyoe Kyi is best known for his conceptual work and performances, his animated films are also highly regarded. The current series; The Saga relates to the challenging social attitudes Phyoe Kyi and his mother faced and which he parallels both with Myanmar’s ancient parliamentary system and its current political situation. Most renowned for his computer animation, Phyoe Kyi has participated in many art exhibitions in Myanmar and abroad. He participated in the 3rd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial in 2005 as well as the 11th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh in 2004. He was also a participant at the 2012 Radius of Art in Berlin where he performed his work Once Upon a Time there Was Nothing.