Moe Satt (b.1983) is one of the more vocal members of the younger and emerging generation of artists, who works mainly with performance art. He charts what can be seen as an interesting shift in both the production and reception of art in Myanmar, commenting on his artist peers that: ‘We are not as interested in making art out of political issues; our works are aiming to be less emotional and more conceptual’. He organised and founded the ‘Beyond Pressure’ performance art festival in Myanmar and has been shown at various locations in Asia. He was a finalist for Hugo Boss Asia Art award in 2015. The role that gesture plays in society is fundamental to his artistic practise, with a specific focus on hands. He is connected closely to our theme of the artist and their self-perceived position in society, and his performance work and use of the public as a subject in his work demonstrates this well.
He has participated in international performance art festivals including Performance Site Myanmar 05, 8th Open International Performance Art Festival in Beijing, China and 9th Asiatopia International Performance Art Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Moe Satt has also had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the 10 Chancery Lane Gallery and at the Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai. He has recently participated in the 2nd CAFAM Biennale at CAFA Art Museum in Beijing, China, in 2014, and in the group exhibition “A Journal of the Plague Year” at Para Site Art Space in Hong Kong in 2013. The artist also curated the exhibition “General / Tiger / Gun” at Rebel Art Space in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2014.