Khvay Samnang

b. 1982, Svay Rieng, Cambodia
Lives and works in Cambodia

Khvay Samnang’s multidisciplinary practice offers new views on historic and current events as well as on traditional cultural rituals using humorous symbolic gestures. In his work, which includes all media, he focuses on the humanitarian and ecological impacts of colonialism and globalisation. The development of each body of work is based on thorough research and investigation of local specificities, structures and conditions.

Traveling is a crucial tool for his practice. Engaging directly and personally with local communities, within and beyond the cultural scene, is an integral part of his work, is critical and connectable to various contemporary discourses. His work shows a remarkable ability to engage with cultural and geographic contexts as well as with spatial and institutional settings.

Country: Cambodia