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Htein Lin

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Htein Lin

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Htein Lin

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Htein Lin Myanmar (Burma)

Born 1966, Ingapu, Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar
Lives and works in Yangon

Karin Weber Gallery artist Htein Lin is a well-established performance artist and painter whose career included six and a half years in prison for political protests where he documented his experiences using makeshift paint and canvases.

Born 1966, Ingapu, Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar
Lives and works in Yangon

Karin Weber Gallery artist Htein Lin is a well-established performance artist and painter whose career included six and a half years in prison for political protests where he documented his experiences using makeshift paint and canvases.

Education
1994
Graduated with a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree at Yangon University
(He started the degree in 1985, was expelled in 1988 for protesting about the lack of investigation into the death of a student. In 1993, he continued his law degree.)

Exhibitions
2017
‘”Yangon Made My Heart Beat Fast”: New Contemporary Art from Myanmar’, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong ‘Htein Lin: Recovering the Past’, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore

2016
Gangaw Village Group Show, Yangon
‘Silent for a While: Contemporary Art from Myanmar’, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
‘10/10’, River Gallery, Yangon
Setouchi Triennale 2016, Takamatsu/Seto inland Sea, Japan
‘Picking up the Pieces’, Goethe Villa, Yangon
‘Signs of the Times’, River Gallery, Yangon
‘Body Luggage:Migration of Gestures’, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
SEAsia+ Triennale, Jakarta, Indonesia
Singapore Biennale, Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore
‘Mangroves: Forests of the Tide’, Gallery 65, Yangon

2015
Group Show at 20th anniversary of River Gallery, River Gallery, Yangon
‘Experiments with Trust: Gandhi and images of nonviolence’, ICRC Museum,
‘The Storyteller’ Solo Exhibition, Goethe Villa, Yangon
‘Happyland’, Tasneem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
‘Kamarado’, Stedelijk Museum Project Space, Amsterdam

2014
‘Dhaka Art Summit’, Tasneem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
‘Beyond the Itch’ Solo Exhibition, River Gallery, Yangon
‘Pagodas, Longyis and Nats’, Museum Funf Kontinente, Munich, Germany
Contemporary Dialogues Festival, Yangon
Art Basel 2014, Miami

2013
Art of Transition Conference, Yangon
‘Htein Lin and Ernesto Leal: El Fragmento Eliminado’, Tasneem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2012
Singapore Fringe Festival, Singapore
Asia House Group Show, London
Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai
Freedom Film Festival, Copenhagen
‘Clark House Mumbai’, ISCP, New York, USA
Indian Biennale, Kochi, India

2011
Burmese Group Exhibition, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
Brighton Festival, UK
‘Prison Paintings’, Chimay, Belgium
Solo Exhibition, North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford
TAMA Tupada Performance Art Festival, Philippines
Exhibition of prison paintings for Human Rights Day, Prague

2010
Singapore Fringe Festival, Singapore
‘Let Me Out of Hell’, Burmese Theatre Workshop, London and Marseille
Exhibition with artist Chaw Ei Thein, Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok
Art Asia Miami, Miami

2009
‘Beyond Burma II’, Menier Chocolate Factory, London
‘Outside In: Alternative Narratives in Contemporary Art’, University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong Group Exhibition, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
‘Missing Asia, Observing Europe’ Solo Exhibition, Tasneem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2008
‘Beyond Burma’, Chocolate Factory, London
‘Twenty Years On’, Suwunnabhumi Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand
‘The Cell’, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
‘Out of Burma’ Solo Exhibition, Quest Gallery, Bath, UK
‘Recycled’ Solo Exhibition, Coningsby Gallery, London
‘Recovering Lives’, School of Art Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
‘Crossings: Contemporary Asian Art’, Jack Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA
‘Museum of Resistance, Deportation, the War, Rights and Freedom’ Solo Exhibition, Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, Turin, Italy

2007
‘Burma:  Inside Out’ Solo Exhibition, Asia House, London
Venice Biennale 2007, Venice
‘Asian Attitudes’, Poznan National Museum, Poland

Awards
2016
Nominated for Sovereign Art Prize 2016, Sovereign Art Foundation
Nominated for Benesse Foundation Award

2013
Nominated Artist, Absolut Art Award

2011
Nominated Artist, Signature Art Prize, Asia-Pacific Breweries Foundation/Singapore Art Museum

Collections
The US Embassy, Yangon
M+ Museum, Hong Kong
Private collections in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, US and UK

Exhibitions

‘“Yangon Made My Heart Beat Fast:”
New Contemporary Art from Myanmar’