Srey Bandaul is a Cambodian artist working in drawing, sculpture, and painting. He is a Professor and the Director of the Visual Arts School at Phar Ponleu Selpak, a community-based school for music, visual arts, and performing arts he helped found in Battambang, his hometown and the second largest city in Cambodia. This is his first visit to the United States, and during his time in New York, he will be working in LMCC’s studios on Governors Island as well as conducting research about the development of contemporary art and the educational framework and art school management in the US.
As an artist, Bandaul started to exhibit his works in 1998 at Reyum Gallery in Phnom Penh Cambodia. Since 2000, he has exhibited in many places around Cambodia and published two books, Looking at Angkor and The Land of the Elephants. Bandaul has also exhibited internationally, including Norway, the Phiippines, Thailand, New York, Australia, and Singapore. During his residency at Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island, Bandaul will research and collect new information and ideas for developing his art school in Battambang and art community in Cambodia. His artwork will focus on a series of paintings made from smoke, and sculptures made from aluminum cans, talking about his experience of war and the modern world of Cambodia.
About the ACC Fellowship at LMCC
The Asian Cultural Council is the only organization in the world whose sole mission is to support cultural exchange between the United States and Asia and within the countries of Asia. ACC awards grants and fellowships for research and creative projects across a wide spectrum of the performing and visual arts, and across both traditional and contemporary concentrations. LMCC’s new partnership with ACC offers support to Asian individuals in the visual and performing arts seeking to conduct research, study, receive specialized training, undertake observation tours, and pursue creative activity in New York City.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist