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Rattana Vandy (Born in Cambodia) Vandy Rattana
Still from "MONOLOGUE" , 2015
Single channel HD video, color, sound

Vandy Rattana (B. 1980, Phnom Penh) lives and works between Phnom Penh, Paris and Taipei. 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, in 2011, to establish SA SA BASSAC, the first dedicated exhibition spaces for contemporary art in Cambodia. 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 serial work employed a range of analog cameras and formats, straddling the line between strict photojournalism and artistic practice. His recent works mark a shift in philosophy surrounding the relationship between historiography and image making. For Vandy, photographs are now fictional constructions, abstract and poetic surfaces, histories of their own. He lately began interested in film-making. The short-film "MONOLOGUE" is his latest work. In 2014, he co-founded Ponleu Association, which aims to provide access to international reference books, through their translation and publication in Khmer. It also publishes its own books, focusing on various fields of knowledge (philosophy, literature, science, etc.)
Select solo exhibitions include "MONOLOGUE" (Jeu de Paume Paris and CAPC Bordeaux / 2015), "Surface"( SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh / 2013), "Bomb Ponds" (Asia Society, NYC / 2013, and Hessel Museum of Art, NY / 2010). His group exhibitions include dOCUMENTA(13)(Kassel / 2012), The 19th Noorderlicht International Photo Festival (The Netherlands / 2012), The 1st Kiev International Biennale (Kiev, Ukraine / 2012), Institutions for the Future, Asia Triennial Manchester II (England / 2011), The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art( Brisbane / 2009).
He was selected as one of the finalists for HUGO BOSS ASIA ART 2015.

Stay: May 13, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Co-organized by: The Backers Foundation
Group exhibition: "TIME OF OTHERS" (April 11, 2015 - June 28, 2015 at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo)
Artist Talk: "TIME OF OTHERS" Meeting the artist Vol.1 Rattana Vandy (15:00- May 30, 2015 at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Upcoming Exhibition:The BAR vol.8 (The Backers Foundation and AIT Residence Programme) "Today of Yesterday" New works by Rattana Vandy and Kanitha Tith from Cambodia (Saturday, July 11 - Saturday, July 25, 2015 at YAMAMOTO GENDAI)
Opening reception: 18:00 - 20:00, Saturday, July 11, 2015 at YAMAMOTO GENDAI

Bomb Ponds, 2011

Still from "Bomb Ponds" 2011, Video

Looking In My Office 7, 2006

Surface, Portugal, 2011

Surface, France, 2011

Surface, France, 2011