Sao Sreymao was born in 1986 at Site 2 refugee camp near the Thai border. She graduating from Phare Ponleu Selpak’s School of Visual and Applied Arts, Battambang province, in 2006, and was a participant of Sa Sa Art Projects’ Contemporary Art Class in 2016.
Her multidisciplinary practice includes painting, photography, digital drawing, sculpture and performance. Her works explore personal expression and memories, as well as the changing physical and psychological landscapes of Cambodian urban and rural communities. She has collaborated with various writers in visual storytelling and published a number of graphic novels.
Sreymao was an artist fellow of Sylt Foundation and undertook a residency in Sylt, Germany in 2017.She is also a recipient of Dam Dos Grant 2018 from Cambodian Living Arts. Her most recent group exhibitions and performances include “Day Dream” Khmer Sense (2018), “Body of Sorrow” Sa Sa Art Projects (2018), “Facing the Climate Change” the Ministry of Environment of Cambodia (2018) and Embassy of Sweden (2017), and “Kraanh Norneal” Sa Sa Art Projects (2017).
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