Linda Sok

Lives and works in Sydney, Australia and New York, USA

Linda Sok is a Cambodian-Australian artist focused on investigating the culturally and personally significant period, the Khmer Rouge Regime, which forced her family to flee Cambodia. Her practice navigates the complexities of the trauma embedded in the Cambodian diaspora and aims to shift its legacy from one focused on genocide to one of healing. With careful considerations for cultural objects, rituals, traditions and their materiality, her practice often manifests in sculptural installations. By accessing fragments of the past, she attempts to recontextualise lost traditions and culture to allow living descendants to process the traumatic history experienced by older generations.

Linda graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales Art & Design, Australia with ‘First Class Honours’ and the ‘University Medal in Fine Arts’. Linda has exhibited throughout Australia and the United States at institutions including; the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane, Australia), Artspace (Sydney, Australia), Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (Sydney, Australia), Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne, Australia), Multicultural Arts Center (Cambridge, Massachusetts), and Textile Arts Center (New York). She was selected as a finalist in the Churchie Emerging Art Prize, Footscray Art Prize, and Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize. Linda was previously a resident at the Boston Center for the Arts and Textile Arts Center.

Biography information from Nars Foundation, April 2023

Country: Cambodia / Australia
Social Media: @lendasock