From March 9 to March 22, 2019
Opening reception on March 11, 2019 at 6pm
In memory of the victims of the Khmer Rouge and to reflect on the past of Cambodia, the Bophana Center organizes on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Khmer Rouge an exhibition of Sang Nan’s paintings.
Born after the reign of the Khmer Rouge, Sang Nan was mainly inspired by the stories of those who survived the regime. Nan expresses through his paintings the suffering, but also the hopes of those who lived under the Khmer Rouge regime. He gives the tragic history a face and encourages to remember the past that now belongs to Cambodia and to enter the intergenerational dialogue, such as he did.
11 paintings of Sang Nan will be shown for two weeks at the Bophana Center.
– About the artist: Sang Nan
Sang Nan is an artist from Takeo province, Cambodia. Following his talent in painting, Nan studied Graphic Design at the Royal University of Fine Arts, from where he graduated in 2012.
During and after his studies, he exhibited his work in the context of exhibitions or through moving pictures, both at the national and international level, and won many awards. Particularly worth mentioning is his collaboration with the famous Cambodian film director, Rithy Panh, within the movies: “The Missing Picture” (2013) – nominated for an Oscar in 2014 –, “Exile” (2015), and “Graves without a Name” (2018). Furthermore, Nan’s work shapes Jeanne Labrune’s movie “Le Chemin” (2017) and the world-renowned TV program “Survivor”, where he collaborated as stage director.
Currently, Sang Nan is working at the Bophana Center in Phnom Penh as graphic designer and illustrator. He especially designed the artwork of the Center’s “App-learning on Khmer Rouge History”.