Thavibu Contemporary Art from Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar/Burma

Myanmar [Burmese] Artists | Nge Lay

Nge Lay was born in 1979 in Pyin Oo Lwin and graduated from the National University of Art and Culture in 2003 and in 2004 from the Yangon East University with a Bachelor degree in economics. She says:"At a glance, in today's Myanmar society, sexual discrimination in our everyday life and work environment is not as strong as before. However, due to deep-rooted conventions, as well as economic and political imbalances, the role of women has as not yet been recognised despite the fact that an icon such as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is more powerful than any male". Her portraits are based on her research of the unresolved relationship between traditional lifestyles and modernity articulated through original photographic shots, and juxtaposed with the freedom of form that also suggests how life in rural Myanmar is changing. Nge Lay has been an active participant in many exhibitions in Myanmar since 2002, and since 2009 her photographic works have been included in several notable art projects in Singapore, Korea, Japan and Vietnam. She recently took part in the Singapore Biennale 2013 and the Asia Pacific Triennale 2015.