B.A. Painting, Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA), Phnom Penh, 2006




2019    A Forest of Spirits, Nova Contemporary Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
             Khvay Samnang “Preah Kunlong” and “Where is my land?”, Batia Sarem Gallery,
             Siem Reap, Cambodia

             Capsule 10: Khvay Samanng, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2017     Where is My Land? Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2016     Bloom Projects Exchange Series, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara,

2015     The Pacific Project: Khvay Samnang, Orange Counry Museum of Art, CA, USA
              Enjoy My Sand, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
              Footprints of Yantra Man, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
              Rubber Man: L’Homme caoutchouc, Jeu de Paume, Paris, CAPC Musée d’art
              contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

2014    Human Nature, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Singapore
              Rubber Man, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
              Staging Cambodia: Video, Memory and Rock-n-Roll, HAU, Berlin, Germany
2012     Newspaper Man, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2011     Human Nature, Royal University of Fine Art, Phnom Penh
 PhotoPhomPenh, Cambodia
              Untitled, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
              Wedding + Hair, Hotel de la Paix Arts Lounge, Siem Reap, Cambodia
2010     Wedding, Sa Sa Art Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2009      Hair, Java Café and Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia




2019     Frieze (Live Performance), London, United Kingdom

              An Opera for Animals, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China

              In one drop of water, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

               Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia, RMIT Gallery, RMIT  University,
               Melbourne, Australia
               ​Borderlines, Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh, UK
               ​Documenting Change: Our Climate (Past, Present, Future, CU  Art Museum, The
               University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado, USA
2018      Post Nature (Taipei Biennial 2018), Taipei Fine Arts Museum,  Taipei, Taiwan
               ​Beyond Wonder – Perspectives of Utopia, Art and Design  Center at Nagoya
               University of Arts, Tokyo, Japan
               ​Constructing Mythologies, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong
               Taehwa Eco Art Festival 2018, Ulsan, South Korea
               ​Sopheap Pich-Khvay Samnang-Shooshie Sulaiman, Tomio Koyama Gallery,
               Tokyo, Japan
               ​Animals & Us, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
               ​When animals talked to human, Travesia Cuatro Gallery,  Madrid, Spain
               ​Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney,  Australia
2017      Le Paysage Apres Coup, Faux Mouvement- Contemporary Art  Center, Metz,
               The Pacific, Libby Leshgod Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design,
               Vancouver, BC, Canada
               Fleeting Territories, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna
               documenta 14, EMST, Athens, Greece, and Ottoneum, Kassel, Germany
               Political Acts: Pioneers of Performance Art in Southeast Asia, Art Center
               Melbourne, Australia
               The Darkened Mirror: Global Perspectives on Water, San Jose Museum of Art,
               San Jose, CA, USA
               Human Nature, Northern Photographic Center, Oulu, Finland
               Dendromorphies : Créer avec l’arbre, Topographie de l’art, Paris
               People, Money, Ghosts (Movement as Metaphor), Jim Thompson Art Center,
               Bangkok, Thailand
               Currents, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, USA
2016      The Immeasurable Here, Outlet Fine Art, NYC, USA
               Anywhere but here, Betonsalon, Paris, France
               Bloom Projects: Khvay Samnang, Footprints of Yantra Man, Musuem of
              Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, California, USA
               Histories of Future, National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
               Future Nature, Jack Hanley Gallery, NYC, USA
               Phnom Penh, Rescues Archaeology, The Body and the Lens in the City,
               Fragments & Empire: Cambodian Art from the Angkor Period,  John Young
               Museum of Art, University of Hawaii, Manoa
              Shifting Geographies, Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center, Phnom Penh,
2015      Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT), Queensland Art Gallery,
               Brisbane, Australia
              The Pacific Project: Khvay Samnang, Orange Country Museum  of Art, California,
              Globale: Global Control and Censorship, ZKM | Center of Art and Media,
              Karlsruhe, Germany
              I see you see me, Delhi Photo Festival, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
              inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival 2015 – Architectural Landscapes: SEA in the
              Forefront, Queens Museum, NYC, America
              And That Which Was Always Known, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore
              Rates of Exchange, Un-Compared: Contemporary Art in Bangkok and Phnom
             Penh, H Gallery, Bangkok and SA SA BASSAC,Phnom Penh
              Eagles Fly, Sheeps Flock, Southeast Asian Platform, Art Stage Singapore,
               Prudential Eye Awards Finalist Exhibition, Art Science Museum, Singapore
               Social Engagement Artists, Tomio Koyama, Singapore
               The Khmer Rouge and the consequences. Documentation as artistic memory
               work, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
2014       Swimming in Sand; Growing Rice Under an Umbrella, No Vacancy, Melbourne
                with parallel programming at National Gallery of
               Victoria’s Ian Potter Centre and Federation Square Melbourne,  Australia
               Phnom Penh Rescue Archaeology: The Body and the Lens in the
               City, Goldsmiths University of London for SEA Fest, UK
               Looking at the Big Blue Sky, Meta House, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
               Phnom Penh Rescue Archaeology: The Body and the Lens in the City,  The
               Disappearance, Center for Contemporary Art, Singapore
               Medicine to Heal: Cambodian Photography since 2000,Xishuangbanna Foto
               Festival, Yunnan, China
               Censorship, The 7th Move On Asia, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, South Korea
               Rescue Archaeology: The Body and the Lens in the City, SA SABASSAC, Phnom
2013      Everyday Life: 4th Asian Art Biennale, Taipei Fine Art Museum,Taipei, Taiwan
               If The World Changed, 4th Singapore Biennale, Singapore
               Sights and Sounds: Global Video Art, The Jewish Museum, NYC, USA
               Phnom Penh: Rescue Archaeology, ifa, Berlin and Stuttgart, Berlin
               Out of Nowhere: Photography in Cambodia,
               Developments, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2012      Poetic Politic, Kadist Foundation, San Francisco, USA
               Deep Sea, Primo Marella Gallery, Milano, Italy
               Mondi, DryPhoto Contemporaneo, Prato, Italy
               Tobias Rehberger Pavilion “You Owe Me. I Don’t Owe You Nothin.’
               ROUNDTABLE, Gwangju Biennale
                Terra Incognita, Noorderlight Photography Festival, The Netherlands
               Current Views and Actions: Photography and Performance Documentation from
               Phnom Penh, Northern Illinois Museum, USA
               new artefacts, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
               Between Fantasy and Reality: Contact Photography Festival at The  East Gallery,
               Toronto, Canada
               Ruptures and Revival: Cambodian Photography in the Last Decade,
               ICAS, Singapore
2011      Tokyo 2010, Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Japan
               Between / Myanmar-Cambodia, Metahouse, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
               Arles Photography Festival Night of the Year, Arles, France
2010      Luxury Time and Space, Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama, Japan
               Orange International Photography Festival, Changsa, China
               Big Eyes, Sa Sa Art Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2009      Forever Until Now: Contemporary Art from Cambodia, 10 Chancery Lane
               Gallery, Hong Kong
2008      Arles Photography Festival Night of the Year, Arles, France
               Reminder, Photo Phnom Penh, Bophanna Audiovisual Center, Phnom Penh,
               I love PP, Java Café and Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
               Silence, Meta House, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2007      Menthoamada, Gasolina, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
               Spirit House, Khmer Arts Academy, Takhmao, Cambodia
               14 + 1, French Cultural Center Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
               Market, Meta House, Phnom Penh , Cambodia
               Surfacing, Sala Artspace, Phnom Penh Cambodia
               Anon, Sala Artspace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2006      Contemporary Cambodian Art Review, Sala Artspace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
               I am leaving, French Cultural Center Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2005      Sowing Seeds of Peace, Mekong River Basin, Institute of Education, Phnom
               Penh, Cambodia
               Similar things between the Khmer and the Thai, Thai Embassy, Phnom Penh,
2004      Life: Student Exhibition for the 86th Anniversary, Royal University of  Fine Arts,
               Phnom Penh, Cambodia​



2019      Artists’ films of Khvay Samnang, Cine Club, Bophana Center, Phnom Penh,
2018      Living on the Edge, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre,Ho Chi Minh City,
2017      The People’s Summit, McCormick Place, Chicago, USAForces and Volumes,
​                Bophana Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2015      Vidéothèque Project, Arts Santa Monica in Barcelona
               Inaugural Vision Forum, Gwangju at the Asian Cultural Center, South Korea
               BIMI Essay Film Festival, London
               Video Art Festival FOKUS, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen
               Inventing the Possible, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France



2016        Future Generation Art Prize, Ukraine
2015        Han Nefkens Foundation, BACC Award for Contemporary
                Art, Thailand
                Prix Pictet Prize
                AIGA AGO Photography Prize Long List, Canada
                Prudential Eye Awards, Best Emerging Artist in Asia Using
                Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalist, Hong Kong
2014        Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong
                 Future Generation Art Prize, Ukraine
2013        Future Generation Art Prize, Ukraine
                 Prix Pictet, France


Workshops & Residencies

2017       Disarming the Gods: Think tank led by  the dancer and
               choreographer Akram Khan, KfW Stiftung, Frankfurt, Germany
2014-15 Artists-in-residence program by KfW Stiftung, Künstlerhaus
              Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2013      Residency Unlimited and Casita Maria / IN RESIDENCE,
              Season of Cambodia, New York, USA
2011      Creators Program, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan
              Between, Metahouse, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
              Co-Founder, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2010      Creators Program, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan
              Co-Founder, Sa Sa Art Projects, The Building, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2009      Co-Founder, Sa Sa Art Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2008      Bassac Studio, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2007      Photography: History and Training with Stephane Janin,
             Popil Photo Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
              Co-Founder of the artist collective Stiev Selapak



2019       Khvay Samnang “Preah Kunlong” and “Where is my land?”
               by Batia Sarem Gallery
2015       Khvay Samnang: The Life Beneath My Feet, ed. by Nicola
               Müllerschön and Christoph Tannert, with an essay by Brianne
               Cohen and an interview by  Hendrik Folkerts, Dortmund: Verlag
               Khvay Samnang: Rubber Man: L’Homme-caoutchouc, curated by Erin
               Gleeson, exhibition catalogue Jeu de Paume, Paris, CAPC Musée
               d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, 2015.
2014       Khvay Samnang: Human Nature, Tomio Koyama Gallery



Singapore Art Museum
Mainland Art Fund
The Queensland Art Gallery
KfW Bankengruppe
National Gallery of Australia
Kadist Foundation