Zoncy has a Bachelor in computer sciences from Yangon University. She studied watercolour and drawing under Nwe New Yi, (Nann Nann’s mother) and was initiated to contemporary art at New Zero art space, Yangon.
Zoncy was born in 1987 in Thenasserim, a region located in the most Southern part of Myanmar. Many ethnic minorities live in Thenasserim, and Zoncy who has a Karen father is very much aware of the ethnic and religious problems, which plague her country. With a Muslim mother and a Buddhist father, she personally experienced the tensions that different religious beliefs can provoke in a family. After the divorce of her parents, she also witnessed the difficulties that a single mother faces to sustain her family and raise her children. Therefore, gender issues and social bias are two themes, which are central to her practice. Journalist, writer, activist, social worker, visual artist, Zoncy does not want to be only a witness; she wants to be an agent of change.
Myanmar is organized into fourteen major administrative units with seven states and seven regions. The seven states are organized around and named after the seven major ethnic groups (Karen, Mon, Shan, Arakanese, Chin, Kachin, Kayah). Since the independence in 1948, the country has been plagued with secessionist rebellions and civil war.