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Chum Chanveasna

Country(activity based):
Cambodia
Genre:
Curation

Profile

Born in 1982 Graduated from National University of Management in 2004.

Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are

- (forthcoming) Mutural Unknow, 2017, Nationa Gallery of Indonesia

- FIELDS: on Attachements and Unknows, 2017, SA SA BASSAC

- CuratorsLAB, 2015-2017, Indonesia-Germany-Thailand

- Open studio of two artists from Sa Sa Art Projects's Contemporary Art Class, 2016, SA SA BASSAC

- Futurographie: Cambodia-USA-France, 2016, SA SA BASSAC

I have been working in the arts since 2006, first as a Company Manager for Cambodia's leading independent dance company, Khmer Arts Ensemble, and since 2013 with Cambodia's leading contemporary art gallery and reading room, SA SA BASSAC as Gallery Manager/Curatorial Assistant. In 2017 I become an independent arts manager, curator and project manager of Khvay Samnang who is one of Cambodia's leading visual art in Cambodia. I was curating open studio of two artists from Sa Sa Art Projects's Contemporary Art Class, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh; co-curating Futurographies: Cambodia-USA-France, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, 2016. I have participated in numerous prestigious national and international programs for professional development, including: documenta 14 as artist assistant, Athens, Greece, 2017; CuratorsLAB with Goethe-Institut, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2015-2017; FIELDS: on attachement + unknow, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, 2017; Dislocations: Remapping Art Histories, Tate Modern, London, 2015; Cambodian Living Arts Fellowship during Season of Cambodia Festival, New York City, 2013; Fellowship with International Society for the Performing Arts in New York City, 2012; Asia Europe Foundation's Atelier for Young Festival Managers in Singapore, 2011; and International Arts Management Fellowship Program for Arts Managers at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, 2010.

About works / performance

1. 2017, Participate in FIELDS- on Attachements and Unknown, Organized by SA SA BASSAC_Chanveasna.jpg

Participate in "FIELDS- on Attachements and Unknown", Organized by SA SA BASSAC, 2017

2. 2017. Artist Assistant of Khvay Samanng, documenta 14, EMST, Athens, Greece_Chanveasna.jpg

Project manager of Khvay Samanng, documenta 14, EMST, Athens, Greece, 2017

3. 2015-2017, Participate in CuratorsLAB, Goethe Institut, Photo by Fabian Schoeneich_Chanveasna.jpg

Participate in "CuratorsLAB", Goethe Institut, 2015-2017, Photo by Fabian Schoeneich

4. 2016. Curated open studio for two artists from Sa Sa Art Project's Contemporary Art Class at SA SA BASS_Chanveasna.jpg

Curated open studio for two artists from Sa Sa Art Project's Contemporary Art Class at SA SA BASSAC, 2016, Photo by Prum Ero

5. 2016, Co-curated, Futurographies- Cambodia-USA-France, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh_Chanveasna.jpg

Co-curated, "Futurographies- Cambodia-USA-France", SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, 2016

6. 2015, Participate in Dislocations- Remapping Art Histories, Tate Modern, London_Chanveasna.jpg

Participate in "Dislocations- Remapping Art Histories", Tate Modern, London, 2015

Comment

My main concept in working in arts is that I love working with artists and try hard to make sure that all Cambodian artists have fully support like working closely with them and assisting them with researching and production, local and international exhibitions, residencies, awards, visa applications, networking and logistics such as shipping. I have learned how to organize events, exhibitions, and understand more about art history in Cambodia and Southeast Asia. I am interested to learn about Japanese history and culture. I want to get better understand about a history of connection between Japan and Cambodia and to start collecting archive for this connection. I would like to curate an exhibition and to work with other international artist there and to create collaboratively with a new network of others in this region.
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