Shwe Wutt Hmon in collaboration with Kyi Kyi Thar

  • Born 1986 in Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Shwe Wutt Hmon is a Burmese photographer and artist whose works focus on feminism, collective identity, human relationships, exploring mental health, and telling intimate stories of people and places that are close to her heart, using photography as her main medium and incorporating videos, texts, poems, paintings and drawings of her own or the result of collaborating with others.

A collaborative journey with the artist’s sister Kyi Kyi Thar, Noise and Cloud and Us includes photographic and mixed media work. It explores trauma, empathy, and kinship, emerging out of personal experience caring for a loved one struggling with mental illness, affected by the pandemic and the political climate. Shwe is the recipent of respected art and photography awards including the Objectifs Documentary Award 2020 (Open Category) and the Julius Baer Next Generation Art Prize. Her works have been exhibited in art spaces and festivals in Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Bangladesh, India, and Switzerland.

  • Noise and Cloud and Us, 2021
  • Collection of Shwe Wutt Hmon and Kyi Kyi Thar
  • Courtesy of the artist