Kong Vollak


1983 -

Kong Vollak was born in 1983 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He graduated from the sculpture department at the Royal University of Fine Arts. He currently lives in Phnom Penh, where he also works for Ministry of Education Youth and Sport of Cambodia as art teacher. He is a remarkable artist who works primarily with charcoal, ink and pencil on paper and he does sculptures with any kind of material, he does etching and lithography with ink on paper and recently he does photography with film, digital and sketching. He focuses on urban life and architecture – skyscrapers, wires and streets; history and memory.

Kong Vollak has been the curator of the Mekong Art and Culture Porject (2007). He joined Theertha International Artists workshop in Kandy, Sri Lanka (2008); he was an artist residency at the Asian Cultural Center (ACC) in New York City, USA (2011); he won the Bronze Medal of Sculpture from Jeux De La Francophonie, France (2013); and he was a participant 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); Phadeth, Bliss on Bliss Art Studio, in Queen, New York City, USA (2013)

  • Visiting the grass

  • Follow the Moon
    Sculpture installation

  • Dance aways
    Etching on paper

  • Invisible Conversation

  • Work Hard

  • The Building
    Etching on paper, 23” x 17”

The artist interview :
Cambodian artist, Kong Vollak (Sculpture/Drawing/Photography/Installation)

Select Press/Publication

In new show, master student becomes teacher
The Phnom Penh Post
By Audrey Wilson
September 03, 2016

“Histories of the Future” at Phnom Penh’s National Museum of Cambodia
Art Radar
July 01, 2016

Museum to host first exhibition of contemporary Cambodian art
The Phnom Penh Post
By Audrey Wilson
June 24, 2016

Live installation takes over gallery at Asia Foundation
The Phnom Penh Post
By Audrey Wilson
January 20, 2016

Drawn by the City, Sculptor Turn Phnom Penh Into Inspiration
Cambodia Daily
By Michelle Vachon
February 26, 2011

Editor: Aura Contemporary Art Foundation