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Independent curator Lydia Parusol in conversation with Amy Lee Sanford
Thursday 21, 6:30-8:00pm
(English + Khmer)

Please join us for an evening of conversation with artist Amy Lee Sanford (née Ly Sundari), a Cambodian-American artist working primarily in mixed media sculpture and installation. Her work frequently addresses the evolution of emotional stagnation, and the lasting psychological effects of war, including aspects of guilt, loss, alienation, and displacement. At Brown University, Amy studied art, science, and engineering. She furthered her studies at The Rhode Island School of Design, University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth and Harvard University. While in Boston, MA, she started up an artisan company, where she designed and fabricated handmade, tessellated, porcelain tiles and mosaics for residential and commercial interiors. She has exhibited in London, New York, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Boston, MA, Providence RI, Long Beach CA. She currently resides in Phnom Penh, and is working on a new body of work.

Lydia Parusol is an independent arts manager and curator with several Cambodian and international art organizations and institutions. Parusol has lived in Cambodia for seven years and her scope of work lies in women’s art practices and general support for the art scene. She has collaborated with a range of artists and organizations from Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar, USA or Europe.  Formerly the art manager at Meta House/ The German Cambodian Cultural Center, Phnom Penh (2007- 2011), she is currently involved in the following: German Heinrich Boell Foundation in a Myanmar-Cambodia art exchange; Cambodian curator/coordinator for the SurVivArt international exhibition project Berlin; Cambodian Department of Plastic Arts/Handicraft Gallery advisor; University of Fine Arts Phnom Penh in collaboration with the Museum of Graphic Arts Oaxaca/Mexico as project coordinator for the establishment of a press workshop; art organizer of an independent women artist group in Cambodia; researcher contemporary Cambodian art for the TATE Modern Museum in London. Parusol will pursue her MA in 2011 at the University of London focusing on contemporary art in Cambodia, followed by her PhD research in Cambodia.