Phyu Mon - artist, writer, poet (Myanmar)
Phyu Mon (b. 1960) is regarded as one of Myanmar’s most profiled conceptual artists. She is one of the very few women artists in Myanmar who currently works with digital photography, visual art, poem and writing as short story. As a fellow of the Sylt Foundation's Transformation and Identity Programme she will spend april and may 2018 at the foundation's headquarter on the german island of Sylt.
The opening workshop of the Transformation and Identity Programme had taken place in Myanmar in april 2017. Invited local artists and from all over the world met to discuss "Violent Memories - Transformation and Trauma. How do artists and writers respond?"
"Phyu Mon's dominant concern is with the status of women, their inner tensions and despair at the Challenges they face. Through her connectedness with time, place and situation, Phyu Mon has Produced an allegorical body of work that offers a rare contemporary engagement with moral Consciousness in a world that prefers to bury its horrors” - Shireen Naziree (Curator)
Her highly talented work has delighted art lovers and collectors at public exhibitions in among Countries and be collected by Gerard De Geer private museum collection, Sweden