A visionary artist who brought something truly new in concept and execution to an isolated country’s latent art scene in the 1980s, acclaimed Myanmar artist Po Po (b. 1957) has gone from painting to assemblage, from monotype to installation, and from design to architecture, often challenging audiences to see ideas through five senses, willing a concept out of shape.
Po Po was amongst the first Myanmar artist to exhibit abroad in the 1990s; and since showcased works across Asia-Pacific and Europe, including at the National Gallery Singapore; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan); Hangaram Art Museum (South Korea); GoEun Museum (South Korea); and House of World Cultures (Germany). He has participated in the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2016); Dhaka Art Summit (2016); Singapore Biennale (2013); Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art (2005); Gwangju Biennale (2000); and Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (1999). Recent curated exhibitions include MINIMALISM: SPACE. LIGHT. OBJECT., National Gallery Singapore (2018-19); Stop Peeping, Cement Fondu, Sydney, Australia (2019); SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, Mori Art Museum, National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan (2017). His works are collected by National Gallery Singapore, Mori Art Museum (Japan), Singapore Art Museum and MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum (Thailand).
He currently lives and works in Yangon, Myanmar.