How are Cambodian artists approaching contemporary art today? Lauren Iida is an Artist and Founder of Open Studio Cambodia, an artist collective based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Iida founded this organization in 2018. It mentors, represents, and provides supplies and communal studio and gallery space to a small group of local Cambodian contemporary artists.
KBCS spoke with Iida at The Vestibule in Ballard, where Open Studio Cambodia artists’ work is featured through December 17th in the exhibit, Starting to Work Again: Contemporary Cambodian Art. She describes the contemporary art scene in Cambodia today and introduces some of the artists featured in this exhibit.
Producer: Yuko Kodama
Photo: Lauren Iida