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Vandy Rattana

Vandy Rattana (B. 1980, Phnom Penh) lives and works between Phnom Penh, Paris, Taipei and Tokyo.

Vandy Rattana began his photography practice in 2005 concerned with the lack of physical documentation accounting for the stories, traits, and monuments unique to his culture. His works straddle the line between strict photojournalism and artistic practice, and more recently mark a shift in his philosophy surrounding the relationship between historiography and image making. For Vandy, photographs are now fictional constructions, abstract and poetic surfaces, with histories of their own.

He began film-making in 2014, and Monologue is one of his first video works. In 2007, he was one of the co-founders of Stiev Selapak / Art Rebels, and in 2009 he was also one of the co-founders of Sa Sa Art Gallery. He contributed to establish SA SA BASSAC in 2011, the first dedicated exhibition spaces for contemporary art in Cambodia. In 2014, he also co-founded Ponleu Association, which aims to provide access to international reference books, through their translation and publication in Khmer, along its own publications in the humanities.


Exhibitions


Exhibition: UnAuthorised Medium

A group show curated by Annie Jael Kwan. Opening: Saturday 15 September, 17:00.