• Installation view of Out of Myth, Onto_Logical, 2015
  • Installation view of Out of Myth, Onto_Logical, 2015
  • Po Po, Narcissus, 1987-94, silk, kapok, mirror, rope, dimensions variable
  • Po Po, Erotic, 1982-86, silk, cotton, kapok, 34 x 106 x 131cm
  • Po Po, Three Graces, 1988-96, silk, cotton, kapok, iron, 107 x 54 x 122cm
  • Po Po, Something Sex, Nothing Sex, 1988-96, silk, kapok, artificial jewelries, dimensions variable
  • Po Po, , 1986, oil on canvas, dimensions variable
  • Po Po, Space in Four Parts Painting, 1986, oil on canvas, dimensions variable
  • Po Po, Red Cube, 1986, oil on canvas, paper collage, gneiss, dimensions variable
  • Po Po, Painting for the Blind #1, 1986, enamel, oil on canvas, nails, 73 x 73cm
  • Po Po, Painting for the Blind #2, 1986, enamel, oil on canvas, nails, 73 x 73cm
  • Po Po, Painting for the Blind #3, 1986/2015, enamel, oil on canvas, nails, 78 x 78.5cm
  • Po Po, Controlled Vayo, Tejo, Pathavi and Apo, 1991-97/2015, mixed media, dimensions variable
  • Po Po, Incomplete Mirror #1, 1991-96, mirror, dimensions variable
  • Po Po, Incomplete Mirror #2, 1991-96, mirror, dimensions variable
  • Po Po, Incomplete Mirror #3, 1991-96, mirror, dimensions variable
  • Po Po, Incomplete Mirror #4, 1991-96, mirror, dimensions variable

Po Po

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 has exhibited in Asia and Europe, including the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Fukuoka, Japan (2012); Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul and GoEun Museum in Busan, South Korea (2010); and House of World Cultures in Berlin, Germany (2005). He has participated in the Singapore Biennale (2013); Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporay Art (2005); Gwangju Biennale (2000); and Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (1999).

He currently lives and works in Yangon, Myanmar.