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Myanmar artist, Soe Yu Nwe’s cross-cultural experience has inspired her to reflect upon identity through making. She creates hybridized beings that are fluid, fragile and fragmented. Through transfiguration of emotional landscape by poetically depicting nature and body in parts, she explores the idea of displacement, her family's migration history from Yunnan, China and the complexities of individual identity. 

Soe Yu was named in Forbes 30 Under 30, Art & Style List of 2019.  Her work has been acquired by the Queensland Art Gallery (QAGOMA) in Brisbane, Australia and the British Museum in the United Kingdom.

Currently, Soe Yu is participating in the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park residency in Japan as an invited Guest artist.

New work

2023 Thailand Biennale, Chiang Rai

I created a new body of work for Thailand Biennale, Chiang Rai at Doy Din Dang Pottery Studio. In this project, I am incorporating class parts into my ceramic work by collaborating with BGC Glass Studio in Bangkok.

Read more about the work here.


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