Htein Lin was born in Mezaligon, Sagaing Region at the end of 1966. As a student in Yangon
in 1988, he participated in the democracy movement and then fled to a series of border camps
with the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front. Incarcerated as a political prisoner from 1998 to 2004,
he is today one of Myanmar’s leading artists, having long led the way as a performance artist. His solo and
group shows reach back over the past 20 years.