Artists: Ouer Sokuntevy, Neak Sophal, Tith Kanitha
Local Curator: Lydia Parusol
Documentation: Kate O’Hara
Oeur Sokuntevy studied painting at the Phare Ponleu Selpak in Battambang and moved to Phnom Penh in 2007 to follow her chosen career path. Sokuntevy has had much interest in her work as one of the very few female contemporary artists currently showing in Cambodia.
Sokuntevy’s painting style is rich by color and has a very strong narrative line about her life and memories. Cambodian symbols or ornaments are a constant in her work. Beside paintings, Sokuntevy also worked with film and installations.
Graduating from the Royal University of Fine Arts in 2008 with a BA in interior design, Kanitha has since then regularly shown her work in group and solo exhibitions in Cambodia. She was awarded a honourable mention in the inaugural You Khin Memorial Women’s Art Prize 2010, has made costumes for, assisted and co-written films, and facilitated the tour of Dengue Fever band to the Kingdom. Kanitha is one of the few young artists who is modifying daily life object and especially wire to new art forms using momentum of her life as models.
Sophal is currently a student of Communication Design at the Royal University of Fine Arts. She started to exhibited in 2010 having her first group exhibition at Java Gallery “Intelligent Women”. She is one of the new generation of women artists who are using new media to express themselves artistically. Her photographic stories always include what and who she surrounds her.
coordinator/ curator Cambodia
Lydia is living in Cambodia since seven years and dedicates most of her energy to promote Cambodian contemporary art. She has extensive work experiences as arts manager and curator with the majority of Cambodian artists, but also with artists from neighboring countries like Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar as well as artists from the USA and Europe.
Currently, she is working as independent arts manager and curator with several Cambodian and international art organizations and institutions
Kate O’Hara –
Kate has a diverse background in the arts and film working as a an artist, curator, filmmaker and educator. Her experience is tied together by her interest in the arts, and its potential as a tool for communication and critical exchange in society. She is particularly interested in relational and participatory practices in contemporary art.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Kate has been working within the dance and visual art community in Cambodia for two years.