Sa Sa Art Projects
Mar 03 - May 17, 2023
All images by Courtesy of Sa Sa Art Projects
Art exhibition by Leng Kimsreang, Kong Dara, and Soung Pheakdey
Rebuild introduces new works by three alums from Sa Sa Art Projects’ education program: Leng Kimsreang, Kong Dara, and Soung Pheakdey. Through paintings, sculptures, and installations, the three artists highlight the simple yet complex cycles of life and human creation, including psychological health and urban development; the fluidity of life, love, and gender; and human, ecology, and Dhamar.
Leng Kimsreang Rebuild, 2023, Broken tempered glass, cement / Plant, 2023, Broken tempered glass, tier, metal, 50 x 70 x 140 cm
Leng Kimsreang, Soul, 2023, Broken tempered glass, nail. (App. 15 x 15 x 15 3pieces, App. 23 x 23 x 25, 5pieces), Variable dimensions
Kong Dara, Non-binary 1, 2023, Color pencil, 29.7 x 29.7 cm
Kong Dara, Non-binary 2, 2023, Color pencil, 29.7 x 29.7 cm
Soung Pheakdey Sadness, 2023, Metal, wires, mat, monk robe, 96 x 69 x 100 cm
Soung Pheakdey, Lung, 2023, Metal, wires, mat, monk robe 79 x 28 x 89.5 cm
Leng Kimsreang (b. 1997, Phnom Penh) graduated in Interior Design from the Royal University of Fine Arts. She also took Contemporary Art class at Sa Sa Art Projects. She usually works with collage and sculpture and often comments on the realities of society, culture, and the urban psyche. Group exhibitions include Message in Mind, Photo Phnom Penh Festival 2019, Tortim Art Gallery, Phnom Penh; Breath (2020) Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh; Festival d’Art Sacre de Compiegne (2021), Compiègne, France; and Sa Sa Fundraising Auction & Exhibition (2020) & (2022).
Kong Dara (b. 1990, Prey Veng province) studied art at Sa Sa Art Projects where he also works as a Residency Coordinator. Dara works across media including drawing, sculpture, and installation, often using pen and colored pencil on paper and clay. His artwork investigates his personal experience, memory, and emotions, and often reflects on social change and LGBT+ communities. His work has appeared in many group exhibitions at Cambodian and international venues including Ku Bar, Bangkok; Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi; SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh; Sangker Art Space & Gallery, Battambang; Carol Shen Gallery, New York; and Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh. He has undertaken several residencies in Cambodia and internationally, including at Open Contemporary Art Center, Taipei; San Art Laboratory, Ho Chi Minh City; Tentacles Art Space, Bangkok; Sangker Art Space & Gallery, Battambang; and Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh. Dara was a recipient of the Alternative Art School Fellowship (2021).
Soung Pheakdey (b. 1996, Takeo province) is a Buddhist monk and a graduate from Phnom Penh’s Royal University of Fine Arts, majoring in painting. He is currently undertaking a master’s study in Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of Cambodia. He also took Photography and Contemporary Art classes at Sa Sa Art Projects. His practice centers on issues of ecology and learning from the Dhamar, often making sculptures and paintings. Group exhibitions include Possibility, Transferring, Passing (2019), Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh; Young Artist Talent #11 (2019), the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Bangkok; Patch (2021), Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh; and Sa Sa Fundraising Auction & Exhibition (2020) & (2022).