Htein Lin Papers

Period  1988-2006
Total size   0.25 m.
Consultation Not restricted


Born in Ingapu, Irrawaddy Division, Burma 1966; studied at Rangoon University; took part in political protests 1988; spent four years in exile on the Indian border; worked as an artist and comic actor and pioneered performance art in Burma with 'The little worm in the ear' and 'Guitarist', street performances in downtown Yangon 1996; solo exhibitions in Yangon 1996-1997; arrested on fabricated political charges in 1998 but in jail was able to paint and to perform; since his release in the autumn of 2004 he had three solo shows in Yangon, '00235' which shows his prison paintings, 'Recycled', an exhibition accompanied by 'Standstill', a daily performance comprising four hours of standing meditation, and 'Come Rain or Shine', an exhibition of recent works; in May 2005 Htein Lin and colleagues were detained briefly following their street performance entitled 'Mobile Art Gallery and Mobile Market'.


Documents on the National League for Democracy (NLD) and ethnic parties 2003-2006; documents on the National Convention 1996-2006; various documents from 1988 on.

Secondary creator
Bowman, Vicky