• Installation view of Flying in the Fragmentary
  • Still frame of single-channel video from Flying in the Fragmentary
  • Detail of two archival school uniforms from Flying in the Fragmentary
  • Detail of schoolbooks and schoolbags from installation Flying in the Fragmentary, 2016-18
  • Installation view of Flying in the Fragmentary
  • Nge Lay, Female Identity, 2010, c-print, 50 x 82 cm / 80 x 124 cm
  • Nge Lay, Female Identity, 2010, c-print, 50 x 82 cm / 80 x 124 cm
  • Nge Lay, Female Identity, 2010, c-print, 50 x 82 cm / 80 x 124 cm

Nge Lay

Nge Lay (b. 1979, Myanmar) is a multi-media artist that works across installation, sculpture, performance art and photography. Her works are an intensely personal reflection of her experiences in Myanmar society, particularly on socio-political issues surrounding gender, education, history and memory.

Nge Lay has exhibited extensively, and with institutions such as Asia Society Museum (USA), Palais de Tokyo (France), Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (Australia), Singapore Art Museum, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan) and so forth. Recent curated exhibitions include: After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History, Asia Society Museum (2017), Collectionner, le désir inachevé, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Angers, France (2018), Asia Young 36, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, South Korea (2016), Open Sea, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France (2015), Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (2012). She has participated in the Dhaka Art Summit (2016), 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2015), Singapore Biennale (2013), and was a finalist of the 2011 Sovereign Asian Art Prize. Nge Lay established the Thuye’dan Village Art Project with her husband, Aung Ko in 2007, a project that seeks to engage and share contemporary art with the villagers.