Kong Vollak

b. 1983, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Lives and works in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Kong Vollak graduated from the sculpture department at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh. Kong currently works for the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport of Cambodia as an art teacher. His artistic practice focuses on urban life and architecture; skyscrapers, wires and streets, to history and memory. Kong primarily works with charcoal, ink, photography, and multi-media sculpture. He uses techniques such as etching and lithography, and experiments with digital work.

Kong Vollak has been the curator of the ‘Mekong Art and Culture Project’ (2007). He joined Theertha International Artists workshop in Kandy, Sri Lanka (2008) and he was an artist resident at the Asian Cultural Center (ACC) in New York City, USA (2011). He also won the Bronze Medal of Sculpture from Jeux De La Francophonie, France (2013) and participated in Art Camp, UNESCO Andorra (2018).

Kong Vollak selected exhibitions include: ‘Cambodia: Looking Back on the Future’, The Flinn Gallery, New York City, USA; ‘Invisible Conversations’, Java Art Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2017); ‘Histories of Future’, National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; ‘Silhouettes of Tomorrowland’, The Asia Foundation, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2016); ‘Jorng Jam I’, Bophana Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2014); ‘Jorng Jam II’, Logan Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia (2015); and ‘Phadeth, Bliss on Bliss Art Studio’, New York City, USA (2013).

Biography information from Aura Asia Art Project, March 2023

Country: Cambodia