Sawangwongse Yawnghwe (b. 1971, Shan State / Canada) is an artist based between Berlin, Amsterdam, and Chiang Mai. He was born in an SSA jungle camp in Burma’s Shan State. His family fled to Thailand in 1972 and escaped to Canada in 1985. After studying at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Concordia University, he moved to Tuscany in 1990. Yawnghwe co-founded the Museum of Modern Art Panzano in 2007. Yawngwhe’s work was featured in Exit (Fondazione Sandretto de Rebaudengo, Turin, 2002) and Teatro Della Memoria, a collateral event of the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009). In 2016 Yawnghwe participated in Kamarado/SMBA/Clark House Initiative (2015), Dak’Art (2016), and will be part of the Frontier Imaginaries in Jerusalem Show 2016 and Festivals Steirischer Herbst 2016.