Soe Yu NweYangon
Born in Shan State, 1989. Lives and works in Yangon.
Soe Yu Nwe is an artist from Myanmar. After earning a MFA degree in Ceramics at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2015, Nwe has participated in numerous residencies in the United States and across Asia. Her experience of living cross-culturally has inspired her to reflect upon her own identity through creation, conceiving it as a fluid, fragile and fragmented entity. She creates hybridized bodies by referencing the viscera and the botanical in nature’s various states of growth, decay and death. Through the transfiguration of her emotional landscape by poetically depicting nature and body in parts, she ponders the complexities of individual identity in this rapidly changing globalized society.
Nwe’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, 2019 (Australia); Dhaka Art Summit, 2018 (Bangladesh); and the 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, 2016 (Indonesia). Nwe was named in 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30: Art & Style. Her work has been acquired by the Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia.
Photo : Soe Yu Nwe at Studio Nwe in Yangon, 2022.