Yadanar Win

Term: March May 2020

Pacific-Leipzig Stipendiary of the Goethe-Institut


Yadanar Win is a multimedia artist based in Yangon, Myanmar. With an early interest in international exchange, driven by her university studies in English, she joined New Zero Art Space as a collaborative member in 2009, after that she involved in the culture scene for nine years not only as an artist but also organized and coordinated several cultural projects and exchanges. Her ability to seamlessly join her own body, to the document of her performance, and bring them together into an art object is reflective of her generation’s willingness to experiment with all mediums and abandon the traditional painting and sculpture so common in the Myanmar art scene. Her performances are passionate and critical, often citing the plight of Myanmar’s peace process or personal struggles as a young female artist in Myanmar. While participating several exhibitions local and internationally, she was also works as a cultural coordinator at the Goethe -Institut for two years. Now, she is an independent artist and organizer of several cultural projects in Yangon.

2020  Civil War, Solo performance by 3AM, Yangon, Myanmar. -TPAM, Tokyo performance art meeting, Yokohama, Japan.
2020  Stealing Public Place, co-lateral event- Singapore art biennale, The Substation, Singapore.
2020  Voice of the youth Music Festival, Performance Duo, Yangon, Myanmar.
2019  Dissensus , Venice international performance art week, C32 performing art space, Venice, Italy.
2019  Concept, Context and Contestation, The Secretariat, Yangon, Myanmar.
2019  She, Her, Hers ‘ , American center, Yangon, Myanmar.
2019  Feminism & Pop culture networking travel, Goethe-institute, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2018  Now, Here and Again, The 8th Yeosu international Art festival, Yeosu, South Korea. -Practical Encounters, Solo performance, Feminism and Pop culture, District Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
2018  3AM, Group collective multimedia Art exhibition, Myanm/art, gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.
2018  Respect her campaign, “A girl named A Thway” Dramatic Theatre and solo performances, MaHaBaDuLa Public Park, Yangon, Myanmar.
2017  Thu Thu ko Thu Ei, Mixed media and video art Exhibition, Myanm/art gallery, Yangon, Myanamr.
2017  Voices of Transitions, Gallery 46, London, United Kingdom. -Beyond boundaries, American center, Yangon, Myanmar.
2016  Balance & Provocation, Färgfabriken Museum, Stockholm/ LAT.63 art arena, Ostersund / Sundsvalls museum, Sundsvall, Sweden.
2016  On 9, durational performance art event, Goethe institute, Yangon, Myanmar.
2015  Art for the Planet, Solo performance, Institut Fraçias, Yangon, Myanmar.
2015  New Urban topologies Yangon, Collaborative performance art event, Park Port-autonomy, Yangon, Myanmar.
2015  My Yangon, My Home Art Festival, British Club, Yangon, Myanmar.
2015  Building History, Goethe-villa, Yangon, Myanmar.
2014  Mirror and Monitor of Democracy in Asia, Sangrok Exhibition hall ,Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea.
2014  FreedomUnder Construction, HOM Art Tran’s gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2014  Women Forum for Peace, Solo performance, Excel Treasure Hall, Yangon, Myanmar.
2014  17th NIPAF Asia performance Art Festival, 331 Art CHIODA, Tokyo/ Neon Hall &Independent Park, Miyazaki and Nagano Tour, Japan.
2014  Asia TOPIA International Performance art festival 15, BACC, Bangkok art and culture center, Bangkok and Nan Province, Thailand.
2013  IMMAF, international multimedia art festival, Institute Françoise, Yangon, Myanmar.
2013  Southeast Asia Contemporary Art Exchange, New Zero Art space & Beikthano Art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.
2013  Gender Under Reflection, NewZero Art Space & Lawkanat Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.
2013  The 7th Move on Asia, Video art festival, Gallery Loop, Seoul, South Korea.
2012  Human Trafficking Awareness Public Art Event, MTV exit, Public art installation, Time square’s Park, Yangon, Myanmar.
2012  TAMA, Tupada Action and Media Art Festival, Manila National fine Art University, Manila & Sabalayan occidental Mindoro, Philippines.
2012  New Media Art Exhibition, Lawkanat Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.
2011  Killing Despair, Duet Performance, New Zero art space, Yangon, Myanmar.
2011, B.Y.O.B, Bring your own Beamer Performance art event, New Zero art space, Yangon, Myanmar.
2010, 18 th Annual New Zero Group Show, Lawkanat gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.