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Name: Sophal Neak
Visiting From: Phnom Penh, Cambodia  
Dates of Fellowship: September 1 - September 30, 2019  
Recommended by: Vatey TAN
Artist and Graphic Designer
 
Sophal Neak is a photographer based in Phnom Penh with a growing reputation for her distinct aesthetic and ongoing thematic exploration of Cambodian society. Through composed portraiture- staged collaboratively with her subjects- Neak’s artwork challenges social structures and illuminates the hidden memories and phobias that animate people’s lives and identities. She graduated from Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh and has participated in group and solo exhibitions in France, Sweden, the United States, Japan, and Australia, as well as at Angkor Photo Festival (Cambodia), Spot Art (Singapore), Hong Kong International Photo Festival, Bangkok Photo Festival, Asian Eye Culture (Thailand), Voice of Tacitness Exhibition (China), Our City Festival (Cambodia), SurVivArt (Germany), and Photo Phnom Penh Festival (Cambodia).

apexart’s program supporters past and present include The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, Spencer Brownstone, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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