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b. 1979, Myanmar

Nge Lay Biography

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.

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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 and Vietnam. In 2011, she had her first solo show in Tokyo, Japan, and in January 2012 she was a finalist in the Sovereign Art Asia Prize in Singapore. Nge Lay is amongst the most promising Southeast Asian conceptual artists. 

Nge Lay In Ocula Magazine

Sovereign Art Foundation Announces Shortlist for 2020 Prize Ocula News Sovereign Art Foundation Announces Shortlist for 2020 Prize Hong Kong, 19 March 2020

Nominees for the US $30,000 prize hail from 18 countries across Asia and the Pacific.

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Nge Lay In Related Press

After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the wake of history Related Press After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the wake of history 27 October 2017, ArtAsiaPacific

A lasting impression one got from the exhibition After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History at the Asia Society Museum in New York was the sense of art's power to propel. Walking a tight rope between personal aesthetics and the repressive sociopolitical conditions of their countries, seven artists and a collaborative...

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Critic's guide: Southeast Asia Related Press Critic's guide: Southeast Asia 2 September 2016, Frieze

Founded this year by art historian and curator Nathalie Johnston, Myanm/art is the most recent addition to a steady history of Yangon organizations that aim to shape and record the practices of artists typically beleaguered by the oppressive and unpredictable politics of their country. In Being 365, a series of 365 photographic portraits, one...

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