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b. 1984, Prey Veng

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Chan Dany is known for reinterpreting ancient Khmer cultural forms and practices that retain aesthetic and moral ground in today's Cambodia. Whether appropriating traditional ornamental codes or mythological characters, Chan employs knowledge of codified forms and techniques ranging from painting to sewing and collage with novel materials. His arduous and often delicate practice requires a repetition and patience reminiscent of traditional master-artisan methods of production, yet Chan embraces change and play as forms of preservation.

Chan’s solo exhibitions include Sampot: The Collection of Small Things, Independence Hotel, Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia; Sampot: The Collection of Small Things, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2013); If They Were With Us Today, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2012). He has been included in group exhibitions such as Shapeshifting: Contemporary Art From Southeast Asia, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong (2016), And That Which Was Always Known, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore; Eagles Fly, Sheep Flock, Southeast Asian Platform, Art Stage Singapore (2015); Swimming in Sand; Growing Rice Under an Umbrella, No Vacancy, Melbourne, Australia / parallel programming at National Gallery of Victoria's Ian Potter Centre and Federation Square; Group Show: Wang Keping, Bui Cong Khanh, Xiao Lu, Chan Dany, Atul Dodiya, Ren Jing, Xiao Zheluo, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong (2014).