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Samboleap Tol

Samboleap Tol (1990) is focused on creating space for herself to be semi-public about her personal socio-historical and political grievances and expressing ways for reckoned closure – with her peers as her primary witnesses. Her practice of reckoning is derived from her ongoing investigations into Theravadin Buddhist traditions and Indiginist Khmer animist practices as well as her conversations with her peers and their respective religious practices. In line with her Khmer arts lineage, she tries to make sense of her different sets of investigations through performance and storytelling, using music and drawings, and hopes that anyone listening recognises she is telling tales of willpower, faith and dignity.

Samboleap is based in Rotterdam. She studied Fine Arts at Sint Lucas School of Arts and Design (Antwerp) and Central Saint Martins (University of Arts, London), and holds a degree in Media from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Sydney. She is a research associate at The Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN), University of Arts London. In 2023, she won the Piet Zwart Masters Research Awards and was an artist-in-residence at the Cemeti Institute for Arts and Society in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2023). She is nominated for the Dolf Henkes Award 2023.


Project: Do It Together - DIT

DIT is a kitchen / a tent / a learning playground / a workshop...................


Finissage: Tanah Merdeka
The last day of the exhibition, with a guided tour in Bahasa Indonesia, a performance by Samboleap Tol, and a painting & woodcut printmaking workshop with Taring Padi members
A unique gathering of creative practitioners from diverse backgrounds, which showcases old and new projects and products in the form of a trade fair.
Decolonial Futures Winter School: Creating Space for a Hundred Flowers to Bloom
A cultural exchange programme with Funda Community College, Soweto, South Africa