• Soe Yu Nwe, Botanical Woman, 2017, glazed ceramics, 71 x 38 x 38 cm
  • Soe Yu Nwe, Nurturing Hands, 2017, glazed porcelain, 46 x 48 x 36 cm
  • Soe Yu Nwe, Nest, 2017, glazed porcelain, 41 x 38 x 20 cm
  • Soe Yu Nwe, Bloom, 2017, glazed porcelain, 31 x 18 x 18 cm

Soe Yu Nwe

Myanmar artist Soe Yu Nwe’s (b. 1989) cross-cultural upbringing and experiences have influenced her practice to reflect on identity as a fluid, fragile and fragmented entity. Referencing the body, the viscera, and the botanical, her intricate ceramic works attempt to encompass the violent desires, tender affections, spiritual hopes, sexual instincts and maternal conflicts throughout nature’s cyclical growth, decay and death.

Soe Yu has exhibited in the USA, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and China, including at institutions such as the National Gallery of Indonesia, RMA Institute Bangkok, and Ayala Museum Philippines. She has been awarded residencies with Pottery Northwest (Seattle, USA), Jingdezhen International Studio (China), Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale (Indonesia), amongst others. Soe Yu was the 2017 Artaxis Fellow and will be participating at the upcoming Dhaka Art Summit.