“I, Svay Sareth, eat rubber"
Erin Gleeson is curator and writer, and the co-founding artistic director of SA SA BASSAC, a non-profit exhibition space, reading room and resource center in Phnom Penh. Select recent projects include Speaker, Field Meeting Take 4: Thinking Practice, Asian Contemporary Art Week, Guggenheim Museum & Asia Society, NYC (2016); Curator, Satellite Program 8, Jeu de Paume and CAPC, France; Head of research, Exhibition Histories: Cambodia, 1945-2016, Asian Cultural Institute Library Park, Gwangju, South Korea (2015-2016); Curator in residence, Villa Vasillieff, Paris (2016); Advisor for ACC-Rijksacademie Dialogue and Exchange (2016); and Participant, Artis' Curatorial Research Trip, Israel (2014). Erin is currently an Alphawood Scholar, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2015-2017).
Svay Sareth was born in 1972 in Battambang and lives and works in Siem Reap, Cambodia. His solo exhibitions include I, Svay Sareth, eat rubber sandals (2015) and Traffic Circle (2012) both SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh. Select group exhibitions include Shapeshifting: Contemporary Art From Southeast Asia, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong (2016); Global Control and Censorship, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany; After Utopia, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Gods, Heroes and Clowns: Performance and Narrative in South and Southeast Asian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Secret Archipelago, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (all 2015). 4th Singapore Biennale, Trader and Tradition, ARNDT, Berlin, Germany; Mirror and Monitor of Democracy in Asia, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea (all 2014). In 2013, he was artist in residence, Season of Cambodia, with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at Governors Island and presented about his practice at MoMA, NYC. His work is collected by the Singapore Art Museum and National Gallery of Victoria.