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The Goethe-Institut promotes cultural exchange between Germany and Myanmar. We initiate film series, exhibitions, concerts, seminars and festivals which involve bilateral artistic production, reception and reflection.

Sasha Waltz - Dialog© Martin Wälde


Collaboration with Myanmar Photo Archive ©Goethe-Institut Myanmar

Collaboration Project
Myanmar Photo Archive

The Myanmar Photo Archive and Goethe-Institut Myanmar are pleased to announce a collaboration to extend, enforce and build a wider understanding of Myanmar’s visual history. The Goethe-Institut Myanmar has generously reinforced the Myanmar Photo Archive to build a richer visual archive of Myanmar's history with a special grant for two years.

Shi Exhibition ©Zun Ei Htet / Goethe-Institut Myanmar


/Shi is an art exhibition in the city of Yangon, Myanmar. /Shi is on for 44 days from 12 November 2022 to 12 January 2023. Based on bus routes, the backbone of Yangon’s DNA, you are invited to explore 40+ artworks by 50+ artists and creatives carefully orchestrated across 7 venues over the city.

Program of care ©Goethe-Institut Myanmar / TheeOoThazin

Program of care

The program was initiated by the Goethe-Institut Myanmar in 2022, in close cooperation with its partners. The idea of the Program of Care was formed during a series of conversations with partners and experts from the artistic, cultural, and psychological fields where pressing topics and anticipations in need of support were voiced, listened to, and formulated.


Past Projects

Kinofest ©Goethe-Institut

February 18 - March 31, 2022

German Film Festival 2022: KINOFEST is the first German Film Festival organized by 8 Goethe Characters in Southeast Asia. The film festival was held online on the Goethe-On-Demand online film platform. The 12 films are shown online throughout the entire Southeast Asia region and are translated into 5 languages: English, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Burmese. 

Link the Wor(l)ds ©Link the Wor(l)ds

Literary translation workshops

For new generations of translators, to achieve good translation with international standards, this workshop was organized in collaboration with Singapore Book Council, National Centre for Writing, the world's largest book festival Frankfurt Book Fair and Goethe-Institut Myanmar. This workshop was successfully conducted in digital format via Zoom from July to October 2022.

Reconnect2021 ©Goethe-Institut Myanmar

Open Call
Reconnect 2021

Some of the selected projects of Reconnect 2021 will be exhibited for 44 days from November 12th , 2022 to January 12th, 2023. The exhibition will be carefully orchestrated at across 7 venues throughout 5 townships at once.

Reconnect © Goethe-Institut Myanmar

Reconnect 2020

Some of the selected projects of Reconnect 2020 will be exhibited for 44 days from November 12th , 2022 to January 12th, 2023. The exhibition will be carefully orchestrated at across 7 venues throughout 5 townships at once.

Leipzig international art programme © Goethe-Institut

Pazifik - Leipzig

In collaboration with LIA (Leipzig International Art Programme) the Goethe-Institute offers artists from Southeast Asia a three-month residency at the Art and Culture Centre Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei.

We will have been young © CCTang_Obscura

We will have been young

An exhibition on youth and future in Southeast Asia, is the result of the Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass by Jörg Brüggemann and Tobias Kruse (Ostkreuz Photographers’ Agency) during the Obscura Festival of Photography 2016 and 2017 in Malaysia. Afterwards it travelled to Germany and Bangkok, then to Yangon.