Htein Lin is a Burmese artist working in painting, installation and performance, as well as a writer, and has also been a comedian and actor. Born in 1966 in Ingapu, Ayeyarwady Division, he was active in the 1988 student movement at Rangoon University where he studied law. After going underground after the military takeover he was arrested in 1998 and jailed on spurious accusations of opposition activity, he spent almost seven years in jail (1998-2004). During this time he developed his artistic practice, using items available to him like bowls and cigarette lighters in the absence of brushes to make paintings and monoprints on the cotton prison uniform.
24 Jan - 02 Mar, 2019 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
10 Chancery Lane Gallery is proud to present acclaimed Burmese artist Htein Lin in his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. This is a two-part exhibition of works: Bespoke and Skirting the Issue. Bespoke is a reflection on Myanmar’s current existence, spiritual, political and material. The second part, Skirting the Issue is a collaborative project with Burmese women reflecting on accepted doctrines that lead to gender inequality. The exhibition consists of two parts. The front of the gallery will display a sculptural installation made from wagon wheels and the back room will show a series of paintings on traditional Burmese skirts called Longyi.
22 - 26 Mar, 2016
Featuring works by 23 artists from Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and Vietnam,
"Shapeshifting: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia" at 10 Chancery Lane Art Projects
in Hong Kong’s Chai Wan district will present some of the most interesting and
innovative voices from Southeast Asia. Focused on the region’s shifting range of art
practices, the exhibition focuses on four countries from Indochina: Myanmar, Thailand,
Cambodia and Vietnam. There is a certain connection that can be felt among the works
but the origins and dialogues in play all have different sources that are particular to the artists’ personal backgrounds paired with the national, religious, political or social identity of each one.
03 Feb - 13 Mar, 2016 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
10 Chancery Lane Gallery is pleased to present Silent for a While, an exhibition of contemporary Burmese art, curated by Moe Satt, from February 3 - March 13, 2016. The exhibition will feature exceptional artwork by seven Burmese artists including Tun Win Aung and Wahnu, Htein Lin, Maung Day, Zun Ei Phyu, Aung Myat Htay and Moe Satt.