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SA SA BASSAC is both an expansion of Sa Sa Art Gallery and a merger with BASSAC Art Projects.

About Sa Sa Art Gallery (2009 – 2010)

Sa Sa Art Gallery was founded in 2009 by the Cambodian artist group Stiev Selapak, or Art Rebels. Its original members were Vandy Rattana, Vuth Lyno, Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina, Kong Vollak, Heng Ravuth,. Collectively, they saw the need for an independent commercial gallery that provided opportunities for emerging artists and engaging the Cambodian public. For just over one year, Sa Sa Art Gallery hosted eleven exhibitions by emerging artists and, along the way, developed a loyal audience of art advocates in the local Cambodian and expatriate community. The gallery is listed in The Japan Foundation's Art Guide to Asia (2010).

About Sa Sa Art Projects (2010 – )

In 2010, after many artists offered their work for an art auction fundraiser, Stiev Selapak was able to create Sa Sa Art Projects to fulfill the need for a non-profit artist-operated projects space that engages emerging artists in experimentation and is also used for residencies in a community-based environment at The White Building on Sothearos Boulevard. Sa Sa Art Projects is currently programmed by Director Vuth Lyno, and Lim Sokchanlina and Khvay Samnang. Please view the dynamic residency and archive program here:

About BASSAC Art Projects (2007 – 2010)

BASSAC Art Projects was founded in 2007 by Erin Gleeson, a curator and scholar of contemporary art from Cambodia, to support curatorial and educational practices in the visual arts by providing studio space, publications, and travel support for emerging Cambodian artists.

Gleeson curator and the founding Artistic Director of SA SA BASSAC. She has written and given numerous talks on contemporary art and culture from Cambodia, including at ResArtis, Tokyo Wondersite, 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong; The Sotheby's Institute, Singapore; and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, USA. She is the Cambodian Desk Editor for Art Asia Pacific magazine and contributes to other publications. Since 2005, Gleeson has curated fifty solo and group exhibitions both in and outside of Cambodia including in 2013: FIELDS, An Itinerant Inquiry Across Cambodia (with Vera Mey and Albert Samreth), Phnom Penh: Rescue Archaeology: Contemporary Art and Urban Change, ifa, Berlin and Suttgart, and IN RESIDENCE, Season of Cambodia (with Leeza Ahmady). She is a nominator for various residencies, prizes and exhibitions. Originally from Minneapolis, Gleeson worked in public programs at the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts before moving to Cambodia in 2002 on a Humphrey- Fulbright Fellowship awarded by the University of Minnesota Law School Human Rights Center. She is now based between Phnom Penh and Berlin.