Elaine Tin Nyo

Emerging Fields, 2013

Elaine Tin Nyo’s family came to the U.S. when she was seven as exiles from their native Burma. Burmese food is central to her earliest memories, and since the early 1990s, food has been a vehicle for the artist to explore issues of mortality and responsibility. Now based in New York, Tin Nyo has received project support from the Bronx Museum, Seoksu Art Project, Franklin Furnace and The Phillips Collection, among others. Her photographs, food, videos, installations and performances have been presented at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, Deitch Projects, Creative Time, Färgfabriken, the Brooklyn Museum, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, Postmasters Gallery, the French Culinary Institute and other venues.

Awards and Accomplishments


Tin Nyo leads a workshop at MoMA on creating Edible Magritte in October and November