The Cambodian-born artist Khvay Samnang uses his work to question traditional cultural rituals of his country. His performances, videos and photographs explore the long-term humanitarian and environmental consequences of colonialism and globalisation. One of his foremost concerns are the compulsory expropriations and unbridled growth in his country.
To promote intercultural dialogue, the foundation KfW Stiftung has set up an artists-in-residence programme in collaboration with the international cultural centre Künstlerhaus Bethanien, offering up-and-coming artists from Latin America, Africa and Asia the opportunity to spend twelve months in Berlin. The series edited by Nicola Müllerschön and Christoph Tannert documents the artistic work of the grant holders in detailed studies.
Nicola Müllerschon is programme manager of the Arts & Culture department at KfW Stiftung in Frankfurt.
Christoph Tannert is artistic director at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.