PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
Aung  Ko

Aung Ko

born in 1980 in Htone Bo (Myanmar)

"The themes of my paintings are based on the scenes of the water festival, but they also reflect the unstable situations of the global society today." AK
Beyond the thematic role of the village in Aung Ko’s practice, his expression is fully community-centric, his performances and installations tied to the village and its people through production and participation. Ideas about geographies, histories, and customs emerge, pieces charting place and time through gesture and relic, an art recalling the transience, hope, and illusion of existence. Yet these creations are not pictorial replications of a pocket of rural Burma, but rather distillates of its imagery, rituals and rhythms, which combined, build an art telling idiosyncratic stories, while also obliquely questioning the system and values dominating the country today.
Born in 1980 in Htone Bo, Myanmar, Aung Ko studied Fine Art Painting at the University of Culture, Yangon. He exhibited in the group show "DEEP S.E.A. Contemporary Art from South East Asia", at Primo Marella Gallery, Milan (2012), "Artist Beyond Boundaries" at The American Center in Yangon (2017) and many others exhibitions in Asia.

Solo Exhibitions (selected):

2017
Diary from the Dark, Chan + Hori Contemporary, Singapore, SG

2013
Solo show, River Gallery, Strand Hotel, Yangon, MM

2011
Aung Ko's Village by Aung Ko, MM
Esplanade Presents Visual Arts, Visual Art Space, SG

2008
New Zero Fine Art Show, Beikthano Art Gallery, Yangon, MM

2006
New is No News, Nm Gallery, Yangon, MM

2004
Aung Ko's Art Work Solo Show, Azada Gallery, Yangon, MM

Group Exhibitions (selected):

2017
Artist Beyond Boundaries, The American Center, Yangon, MM
Mekong new mythologies, Hong Kong Arts Centre, HK

2016
10/10 Anniversary Exhibitions, River Gallery, Yangon, MM
Beyond the Source, PUN + Prodject, Gothe Villa, Yangon, MM

2012
DEEP S.E.A. Contemporary Art from South East Asia, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, IT
Blue Frogs, Dagaung Art Gallery, Yangon, MM
Riverscapes IN FLUX, Goethe Institute, Hanoi, Saigon, Bangkok, Phnon Penh, Giacarta, Manila, ID

2011
4th Thuye'dan Village Art Project, Thuye'dan Village, Pyay, MM

2009
4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka, JP

2008
Beyond Pressure, International Performance Art Festival, Yangon, MM
Beyond the Rain Art Exhibition, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon, MM

2007 
Wild Eye V, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon, MM
8th Open International Performance Festival, Beijing, CN

2006
Exp: 22022001 Group Show, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon, MM

Aung  Ko - Ko Shwe
Ko Shwe
2013
Fiberglass and golden paint
Life size dimensions
Aung Ko - Ko Shwe
2013 - Fiberglass and golden paint - Life size dimensions
Aung  Ko - Ko Shwe
Ko Shwe
2013
Fiberglass and golden paint
Life size dimensions
Aung Ko - Ko Shwe
2013 - Fiberglass and golden paint - Life size dimensions
Aung  Ko - Ko Shwe
Ko Shwe
2013
Fiberglass and golden paint
Life size dimensions
Aung Ko - Ko Shwe
2013 - Fiberglass and golden paint - Life size dimensions
Aung  Ko - Ko Shwe
Ko Shwe
2013
Fiberglass and golden paint
Life size dimensions
Aung Ko - Ko Shwe
2013 - Fiberglass and golden paint - Life size dimensions
Aung  Ko - Ko Shwe
Ko Shwe
2013
Fiberglass and golden paint
Life size dimensions
Aung Ko - Ko Shwe
2013 - Fiberglass and golden paint - Life size dimensions
Aung  Ko - Ko Shwe
Ko Shwe
2013
Fiberglass and golden paint
Life size dimensions
Aung Ko - Ko Shwe
2013 - Fiberglass and golden paint - Life size dimensions
Aung  Ko - Ko Shwe
Ko Shwe
2013
Fiberglass and golden paint
Life size dimensions
Aung Ko - Ko Shwe
2013 - Fiberglass and golden paint - Life size dimensions
Aung  Ko - Ko Shwe
Ko Shwe
2013
Fiberglass and golden paint
Life size dimensions
Aung Ko - Ko Shwe
2013 - Fiberglass and golden paint - Life size dimensions
Aung  Ko - Ko Shwe
Ko Shwe
2013
Fiberglass and golden paint
Life size dimensions
Aung Ko - Ko Shwe
2013 - Fiberglass and golden paint - Life size dimensions
Aung  Ko - Ko Shwe
Ko Shwe
2013
Fiberglass and golden paint
Life size dimensions
Aung Ko - Ko Shwe
2013 - Fiberglass and golden paint - Life size dimensions
Aung  Ko - Ko Shwe
Ko Shwe
2013
Fiberglass and golden paint
Life size dimensions
Aung Ko - Ko Shwe
2013 - Fiberglass and golden paint - Life size dimensions
Aung  Ko - How should we do? #1
How should we do? #1
2013
Acrylic on canvas
Cm 180 x 180
Aung Ko - How should we do? #1
2013 - Acrylic on canvas - Cm 180 x 180
Aung  Ko - How should we do? #2
How should we do? #2
2013
Acrylic on canvas
Cm 180 x 180
Aung Ko - How should we do? #2
2013 - Acrylic on canvas - Cm 180 x 180
Aung  Ko - How should we do? #3
How should we do? #3
2013
Acrylic on canvas
Cm 180 x 180
Aung Ko - How should we do? #3
2013 - Acrylic on canvas - Cm 180 x 180
Aung  Ko - We are moving
We are moving
2013
12 Fiberglass resin sculptures
Life size dimensions
Aung Ko - We are moving
2013 - 12 Fiberglass resin sculptures - Life size dimensions
Aung  Ko - We are moving #2
We are moving #2
2012
Acrylic on canvas
Cm 121 x 182
Aung Ko - We are moving #2
2012 - Acrylic on canvas - Cm 121 x 182
Aung  Ko - We are moving #1
We are moving #1
2012
Oil on canvas
Cm 182 x 182
Aung Ko - We are moving #1
2012 - Oil on canvas - Cm 182 x 182
Aung  Ko - Re-made performance relic
Re-made performance relic
2012
Wood and ropes
Cm 280 x 61 x 84
Aung Ko - Re-made performance relic
2012 - Wood and ropes - Cm 280 x 61 x 84
Aung  Ko - H.u.m.m.m....
H.u.m.m.m....
2012
C-Print stills
Cm 70 x 100
Aung Ko - H.u.m.m.m....
2012 - C-Print stills - Cm 70 x 100
Aung  Ko - H.u.m.m.m....
H.u.m.m.m....
2012
C-Print stills
Cm 70 x 100
Aung Ko - H.u.m.m.m....
2012 - C-Print stills - Cm 70 x 100
Aung  Ko - H.u.m.m.m....
H.u.m.m.m....
2012
C-Print stills
Cm 70 x 100
Aung Ko - H.u.m.m.m....
2012 - C-Print stills - Cm 70 x 100
Aung  Ko - H.u.m.m.m....
H.u.m.m.m....
2012
C-Print stills
Cm 70 x 100
Aung Ko - H.u.m.m.m....
2012 - C-Print stills - Cm 70 x 100
Aung  Ko - H.u.m.m.m....
H.u.m.m.m....
2012
C-Print stills
Cm 30 x 40 each
Aung Ko - H.u.m.m.m....
2012 - C-Print stills - Cm 30 x 40 each
Aung  Ko - The Sights viewed from Boats
The Sights viewed from Boats
2012
Clothes, fabric, plastic sheets and wooden toys
Variable dimensions
Aung Ko - The Sights viewed from Boats
2012 - Clothes, fabric, plastic sheets and wooden toys - Variable dimensions
Aung  Ko - Bicycle Project (Rain, Winter, Summer)
Bicycle Project (Rain, Winter, Summer)
2011
C-print and 3 channel videos
Cm 25 x 51 each
Aung Ko - Bicycle Project (Rain, Winter, Summer)
2011 - C-print and 3 channel videos - Cm 25 x 51 each
Aung  Ko - Bicycle project (Rain, Winter, Summer) – Summer
Bicycle project (Rain, Winter, Summer) – Summer
2011
C-print and DVD video
Cm 28 x 43 each
Aung Ko - Bicycle project (Rain, Winter, Summer) – Summer
2011 - C-print and DVD video - Cm 28 x 43 each
Aung  Ko - Bicycle project (Rain, Winter, Summer) – Winter
Bicycle project (Rain, Winter, Summer) – Winter
2011
C-print and DVD video
Cm 28 x 43 each
Aung Ko - Bicycle project (Rain, Winter, Summer) – Winter
2011 - C-print and DVD video - Cm 28 x 43 each
Aung  Ko - Bicycle project (Rain, Winter, Summer) – Rain
Bicycle project (Rain, Winter, Summer) – Rain
2010
C-print and DVD video
Cm 28 x 43 each
Aung Ko - Bicycle project (Rain, Winter, Summer) – Rain
2010 - C-print and DVD video - Cm 28 x 43 each