Khvay Samnang was born in 1982 in Svay Rieng, Cambodia and lives and works in Phnom Penh. His multidisciplinary practice spans performance, photography, video, installation and sculpture. Prompted by instinct and hearsay, direct experience and media sources, Khvay follows stories he believes require intervention. With symbolic and intentionally futile gestures, he offers new interpretations of history and contentious current affairs that resist the polarizing language known to media and legal reports. Khvay’s recent solo exhibitions include Footprints of Yantra Man, Kunstlerhaus Bethenian, Berlin, Germany and Rubber Man, Jeu de Paume, Paris and CAPC, Bordeaux (2015).
Sa Sa Art Projects
Royal University of Fine Arts
The Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh traces its origin back to the École des Arts Cambodgiens, which was established in 1918. From 1975 to 1980, the university stopped all teaching temporarily, but reopened as the Royal University of Fine Arts in 1980.
Tokyo Wonder Site
Tokyo Wonder Site is an art center dedicated to the generation and promotion of new art and culture from the heart of Tokyo. Based in TWS Hongo, TWS Shibuya, and TWS Residency, Tokyo Wonder Site functions as a hub in a cultural network of affiliated cultural facilities in Japan and abroad.
HAU (HEBBEL AM UFER)
HAU is an interdisciplinary house in Berlin, Germany. It reopened in 2012.
Boeung Kak Lake
The Boeung Kak Lake was a lake in the center of Phnom Penh. The Lake used to be a central source for food for the residential families, but was filled with sand for luxury property development.
Born in Brussels in 1989. Director and Founder of Kenobi, and director of “The Useful Program” (Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival – KYOTO EXPERIMENT, 2013 and 2014). He produced “trying” and “teaching” which can be said to be artistic direction in an expanded sense, for a workshop《Self-Government》 and ate rice with stones as a side dish in 《Side-Dish Stone》. He published Directions and Instructions – The However Goods in 2012.
Photographer and filmmaker. Uses cameras to record the daily lives of individuals, turning his attention even to the social and economic factors that are revealed in the images, eroding daily life whether willingly or not. Major exhibitions include “Satoshi Nishizawa: Hardcore of Documentary” (2011, Sanagi Fine Arts, Tokyo) and “Romantic Geography” (2014, TKG+, Taipei). Main screenings include “Tuesday Classes – Satoshi Nishizawa’s Hyakko (Hundred Lights)” (2013, Rikkyo University), and “Shingo Kanagawa – ‘Father’” (2015, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto).