18th Edition Programme


Chocolate Garden
Address: Sombai Road, Salakamreuk Commune, Siem Reap
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7.00pm at Chocolate Garden

“How Do You Think It Feels?” by Ny&Khun
Launching the week of workshops and festival events is a one-time live performance by Ny&Khun, a duo from New Cambodian Artists, the country’s first all women contemporary dance company. How Do You Think it Feels?” is the duo’s first cross-discipline body of work, including an on-site visual exhibition accompanied by a specifically choreographed performance.




7.00pm – 8.00pm at Chocolate Garden, Sombai Road

Projection Evening
Join us at the Festival Centre in Chocolate Gardens for the first evening projections programme! Featuring 11 works from the Open Programme, this is an outdoor screening, free to attend and open to the public. (View list)




11.00am – 12.30pm at Chocolate Garden, Sombai Road

Evocations & Negotiations: Intersections of Art & Anthropology

Talk by Lim Paik Yin

This sharing session dissects the visual anthropology research project Practicing Bantengan and the various forms it has manifested. Bantengan is a bull trance ritual, culturally practiced in the East of Java, Indonesia. Since 2016, Paik Yin has participated in the Bantengan ritual with fellow contemporary artists in festivals at Australia and Melaka Art and Performance Festival (MAPFest), Malaysia.

Between the interstices of art and anthropology, this lecture centers on collecting and transmitting knowledge through various mediums such as sketches, artists films, exhibition making, making performances and academic writing.


7.00pm – 8.00pm at Chocolate Garden, Sombai Road

Projection Evening 
We present guest curator Fransisca Angela’s showcase 9 Acts of Remembering, featuring the works of eight Indonesian artists. This is an outdoor screening, free to attend and open to the public. (View list.)




10.45am – 11.45am at University of Southeast Asia (Meeting Hall) 

‘See the Story’ with Laurens Korteweg, Director of Exhibitions World Press Photo 
Photographs and digital stories can be interpreted in many ways, and every picture and story we display can lead to different understandings. Laurens Korteweg, director for exhibitions from World Press Photo Foundation, will share stories from the exhibition to explore important questions about visual storytelling, such as: What determines the meaning of a picture? How can we discern fact from fiction in an age of misinformation? How can a personal story give us insights into the world?


7.00pm – 8.00pm at Chocolate Garden, Sombai Road

Projection Evening
Featuring 13 works from the Open Programme, this is an outdoor screening, free to attend and open to the public.
(View list.)




7.00pm – 8.00pm at Chocolate Garden, Sombai Road

‘Gatherings’ – a participatory event 
Join Swiss-Vietnamese artist Thi My Lien Nguyen for this unique participatory exhibition event as she collaborates with the audience to create a meal together. The artist’s practice deals with the feeling and understanding of belonging and the sense of home, and is strongly interested in diasporic and post-migrant stories. Her work seeks to create more understanding and representation between communities through inclusive and participatory methods – working with traditions, rituals, folklore, food culture and its social impact.



[WORKSHOP results]

From 12.00pm at Chocolate Garden, Sombai Road

Works, Projects, Processes  
Over 25 participants from the Angkor Photo Workshops,  Khmer Mentorship workshop, exhibitions-making workshop, and visual processes workshop will display and share their projects in a combination of on-site installations, displays and an evening projection from 7pm.


Chocolate Garden [map]

Duration: 06 – 15 January 2023 (7am – 5pm)

University of Southeast Asia – Siem Reap [map]

Duration: 12 – 22 January 2023 (10am – 5pm)


11 – 15 JANUARY 2023


10.00am – 5pm at Chocolate Garden, Sombai Road

Come spend your day curled up at our reading corner, and perhaps pick up your own copy of a beautiful photobook! Check out our Art & Photo Books page to see more about the Kassel Photobook Dummy Award and Dambaul collections that will be on display.



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11 January [Open Programme]

Sirachai Shin Arunrugstichai (Thailand)
Beneath the Myeik Archipelago

Andy Ball (UK)
Lost Lands

Thomas Cristofoletti & Robin Narciso (Italy)
The Last Breath of the Tonle Sap

Sean Gallagher (UK)
Cambodia Burning

Riska Munawarah (Indonesia)
Ine Kewe ‘A Story Of Arabica Gayo’

NHAN Tran (Vietnam)
Between the Silent Eyes

Roun Ry (Cambodia)
Resistance: To Live

Sithu Santosh (Myanmar)
33 Days

Wasif Yamin Wasi (Bangladesh)
Home, not Home

Tha Yet (Myanmar)
New Battles, Old Wars

Camboja News / Southeast Asia Globe / VOA Cambodia / VOD English (Cambodia)
Red Zones & Canned Fish: A Retrospective of Covid-19 in Cambodia

12 January [9 Acts of Remembering]

Danu Izra Mahendra (Indonesia)
The Sea Doesn’t Dream of Me

Fajri Azhari (Indonesia)
Obscure Sorrows

Fitriana Hadi & Kurnia Yaumil (Indonesia)
Ny. Patri (Mrs. Patri)

Victoria Kosasie (Indonesia)
Free Eyelid Surgery

Rosa Panggabean (Indonesia)
Tetap Senyum Menjelang Fajar (Smile Towards Dawn)

Ben K. C. Laksana (Indonesia)
Ebb & Flow

Yudha Kusuma Putera (Indonesia)
Meja Makan (Dining Table)

FX Harsono (Indonesia)
Writing In The Rain

13 January [Open Programme]

Oskar Alvarado (Spain)
Where Fireflies Unfold

Arjuna Asa (Indonesia)
Jati Adam

Juan Carlos (El Salvador)
Natura Morta Of A War

Shubhra Dixit (India)
God likes girls, and tomorrow, and the earth

Steffi Drerup (Germany)

France Dubois (Belgium)
The Song of the Bear

Federico Estol (Uruguayan)
Shine Heroes

Tahmineh Monzavi (Iran)
Hamoun (A life in front of you)

Ta Mwe (Myanmar)
Revolution in Myanmar

Eivind Natvig (Norway)
One hundred seconds to midnight

Ronald Patrick (Chile)
Verzasca Nomads

Partha Sengupta (India)
Looks that Lost for Killings

Thet Oo Maung (Myanmar) & So Phina (Cambodia)
ភ្លើងសន្ធៅនៅភូមិជាប់គ្នា (The Fire in the Village Next to Mine)