Khvay Samnang

  • Preah Kunlong, installation view with dancer and choreographer Nget Rady (live performance), EMST, Athens, Greece, 2017, Photos by Khvay Samnang / Courtesy of the artist.
  • Preah Kunlong, installation view, Ottoneum, Kassel, Germany, 2017, Photos by Khvay Samnang / Courtesy of the artist.
  • Preah Kunlong, installation view, Ottoneum, Kassel, Germany, 2017, Photos by Khvay Samnang / Courtesy of the artist.
  • Untitled 2011 Digital C-Print 80 x 120 cm ©Khvay Samnang
  • Human Nature 2010-2011 Digital C-Print 120 x 180 cm ©Khvay Samnang
  • Human Nature 2010-2011 Digital C-Print 120 x 180 cm ©Khvay Samnang
  • Human Nature 2010-2011 Digital C-Print 120 x 180 cm ©Khvay Samnang
  • Untitled 2011 Newspaper, Tapioca glue 24.0 x 19.0 x 5.5 cm ©Khvay Samnang
  • Untitled 2011 23.0 x 18.0 x 5.5 cm ©Khvay Samnang
  • Installation view from "Human Nature" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Singapore, 2014 ©Khvay Samnang
  • Installation view from "Human Nature" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Singapore, 2014 ©Khvay Samnang
  • Installation view from "Human Nature" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Singapore, 2014 ©Khvay Samnang
  • Installation view from "Human Nature" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Singapore, 2014 ©Khvay Samnang
  • Installation view from "Human Nature" at Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore, Singapore, 2014 ©Khvay Samnang
  • Enjoy My Sand 2013-2015 Digital C-Print 80 x 120 cm ©Khvay Samnang
  • Enjoy My Sand 2013-2015 Digital C-Print 80 x 120 cm ©Khvay Samnang
  • Installation view from "Enjoy My Sand" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Khvay Samnang
  • Installation view from "Enjoy My Sand" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Khvay Samnang
  • Installation view from "Enjoy My Sand" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Khvay Samnang

Khvay Samnang is one of Cambodia’s most important artists amongst the new generation. Using many approaches such as photography, video, installation, sculpture and performance, he explores new perspectives and interpretations of history, culture and current affairs. He often deals with themes related to the Cambodian context, which, in his humanistic approach also reflects on universal themes.

Khvay Samang was born in 1982 in Cambodia, and graduated from Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh in 2006. He has held solo exhibitions at Jeu de Paume, Paris and CAPC, Bordeaux (2015), SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh (2011, 2012, 2014), and Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore (2014). His group exhibitions include documenta 14 (2017)、the Asia Pacific Triennial 8, Brisbane, Australia (forthcoming 2015), 4th Singapore Biennale (2013-2014), “Sights and Sounds: Global Video Art”, The Jewish Museum, NYC (2013) among many others. His residencies include TWS Creators in Residence program, Tokyo Wonder Site (2010, 2011), and Bethenian Kunstlerhaus, Berlin (2014-2015).