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Nyein Chan Su

Latest Exhibit
"Memories For the Future"
At a time when working Myanmar negotiates the opening of the country and the reforming of its political governance, the of Nyein Chan Su (NCS) is like a silent scream. Subtle, non violent though extremely powerful his paintings express the protest and the expectations of people who have learnt to speak out whitout words. 

Born in 1973, Nyein Chan Su, mostly known as NCS, had a traditional training in painting at the State School of Fine Arts in Yangon.


Despite the closing of his country to foreign influence until recently, NCS managed to adapt his artistic practice to the most cutting edge artistic language. 


After what he calls his impressionist period, NCS took a more conceptual approach by adding  photo, video, installation and performance art to his portfolio..


Today, NCS is a well-established artist in Yangon’s cultural art scene. He has founded a gallery called Studio Square and teaches performance art as a member of the artist collective New Zero.


NCS has had many exhibitions and Performance art shows both in Myanmar, in particular at Institut Francais de Birmanie, and abroad in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore and Germany.


His artworks are collected both by private collectors and by institutions and museums like the Fukuoka Art Museum in Japan and the Singapore Art Museum.


Speak Out Without Words

Painter and Performance Artist


“Gold Fish” Art Video: Nominated Artworks of Signature Art Prize 2011 by the Singapore Art Museum

Highly Commended, Myanmar National Portrait Award 2011, Organized by River Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar

2004          2nd Prize, Myanmar Contemporary Art Awards, Myanmar Times, Myanmar

2001          Certificate of Recognition, Philip Morris Group of Companies ASEAN Art Award

Recent Solo Art Exhibition in Myanmar:
2012 Oct: “Past Journey: 1970”, Studio Square, Yangon, Myanmar

2010 Oct: “Deep Dreams 2010”, Studio Square, Yangon, Myanmar

2009 Jan: “The Real & The Mythical Vol: 2” , New Zero Art Space, Yangon, Myanmar

Recent Foreign Art Exhibition in Myanmar:
2012 Nov:

“Beyond Burma”  Group Show, Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2010 May: “Play 2010, Art from Myanmar Today”, Osage Gallery, Singapore

         Jan: “My Favorite Collection”, River City Art & Antique Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

2009 Feb: “Scream”, Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand