Sa Sa Art Projects, cultivating Cambodia's arts community

April 2018 - present

Cambodia

Performance as part of open studio, by Prumsodun Ok, 4 June 2018.

Sa Sa Art Projects, cultivating Cambodia's arts community

April 2018 - present

Cambodia

Founded in 2010, Sa Sa Art Projects is the only ongoing Cambodian artist-initiated and run space that is dedicated to experimental and critical contemporary art practices. They nurture a new generation of Cambodian artists, building stronger and vibrant art communities and cultivating a growing audience for art.

Sa Sa Art Projects and Rei Foundation work together on a number of different focus areas. An art education programme has been developed for art students and graduates to support their conceptual development and critical knowledge.

This is complemented by a bridging programme for new artists, teaching them practical professional skills. Sa Sa Art Projects runs an exhibition programme, and the Pisaot residency for Cambodian and international artists to experiment in their respective practices. Sa Sa Art Projects regularly engages in cross-disciplinary collaborations, enabling practitioners to produce innovative projects.

Slider Image Ip Wai Lung during his open studio. Ip was one of Sa Sa's Pisaot artists in residence in 2018.

Ip Wai Lung during his open studio. Ip was one of Sa Sa's Pisaot artists in residence in 2018.

Slider Image The opening of Stride, a solo exhibition by Khun Vannak, 4 May to 14 July 2018.

The opening of Stride, a solo exhibition by Khun Vannak, 4 May to 14 July 2018.

Slider Image Regioning Differences: Translation and Transcuration, 1 October 2018, keynote talk by Professor Emily Apter.

Regioning Differences: Translation and Transcuration, 1 October 2018, keynote talk by Professor Emily Apter.

Slider Image The team from Sa Sa Art Projects on a study trip to Bangkok in 2018, with the work, Hope for the better future, 2015, by Piyarat Piyapongwiwat.

The team from Sa Sa Art Projects on a study trip to Bangkok in 2018, with the work, Hope for the better future, 2015, by Piyarat Piyapongwiwat.

Slider Image Under the Water, a solo exhibition by Sao Sreymao, 2018.

Under the Water, a solo exhibition by Sao Sreymao, 2018.

Slider Image Soojin Chang, Pisaot artist-in-residence in 2019.

Soojin Chang, Pisaot artist-in-residence in 2019.

Slider Image Still from Soojin Chang's Mawlid, Mother, Persimmons (2019).

Still from Soojin Chang's Mawlid, Mother, Persimmons (2019).

One of Rei Foundation's key goals is to support creativity as a means to express the uniqueness and identities of individuals and communities. This collaboration with Sa Sa Art Projects will contribute to this goal, in the Cambodian context. With its flexible organisational structure, Sa Sa Art Projects is “able to evolve organically to adapt to the changing context and needs of the communities with which we work”.

Most recently, Sa Sa Art Projects organised an art and urban festival Currents, which ran from 17 March to 7 April 2019 and featured cinema, lectures, performances, workshops and exhibitions across the Cambodian capital. The festival was produced in collaboration with Hyacinth Culture and modern architectural heritage organisation The Vann Molyvann Project, and was the first of its kind in terms of its scope and diversity of disciplines.

Open studio, colLABoration, 2019.

Open studio, colLABoration, 2019.

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