photos by Prum Bandiddh


Support on SoCA in Myanmar

Aura Contemporary Art Foundation is pleased to provide support for SoCA's “The Documentation Project of Contemporary Art 2020 Vol. 3 / Abstraction of Breathing”. It will support the following exhibition and archiving activities

SOCA has been initiated the project since 2015 in Yangon, for alternative art learning and distinction as response to mainstream old practices. We are aiming for building up community with art movements alternatively and a new platform for the young artists into contemporary art. SOCA provided a lot of programs via online, public exhibitions and international workshop in cross-media. SOCA’s Art projects are free of charges movements and independently organized to support local art students who want to get further knowledge and connections in international links, we provides tactical approaches to learning, productions, research in contemporary practices and samples. We build up a platform for intellectual exchange and critical dialogue to creative mindset in local artists community. SOCA is running the online programs and special event like artist talk, art workshop and exhibit events based in Yangon.

Abstraction of Breathing

Exploring Contemporary Media and Multidisciplinary Art in Myanmar

Co-curated by
Chief Curator: Aung Myat Htay, School of Contemporary Art (SoCA)
Curator: Yuto Yabumoto, Aura Contemporary Art Foundation (AURA)

Artist/Art Collective List: (Tentatively)
1. Bay Bay @Nay Thet Thet Nway (Photo/Digital Collage)
2. Lwin Oo Maung (Performance Artist)
3. Thuma Collective (Photography Collective)
4. Mayco Naing (Theatre/Photography)
5. Ko So (Performance Artist)
6. Ito (Video/Sound Art Collective)
7. Sai Htin Lin Htet (Photography)
8. Pyae Phyo That Nyo (Installation/Media Artist)
9. Brang Li (Installation Artist)

Art Writing:
1. Phoo Myat Thwe (Curator/Art historian) 
2. Diana Htwe(Curator/Art critic)

Planned Outcome:
1. Artist Interview videos
2. Curator Talk
3. Art Critic Overview (Writing)
4. Catalogue book, (Printed/E-book)

About the Project:
Our first project was conducted in 2013, the video interviews with artists and curators to share stories about how the scope of local art scene is going on. The project had positive responses of local and international art communities. In 2019, our second project was supported partially by AURA and the Japan Foundation Yangon Office, to update research on local art scene after 2015 of social/political changes. The experimental and new ideas were rising slowly among young artists without supporting by the government. However, we believe the new era of art is emerging under many challenges. We will examine the various voices and feature the most important art works and ideas of the present time in multidisciplinary art through these different generations.