Marine Ky | Wardrobe | 2002 | Java Creative Cafe



March 7 – April 13, 2002
Java Creative Cafe Independence Monument


Marine Ky was born in 1966 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She is one of the rare female artists of her generation, (of predominantly Chinese heritage) to be based back in Cambodia, after a lifetime’s education in the West. She self-taught printmaking at the Australian Print workshop in Melbourne, before completing a Masters by Research at the School of Art in Hobart, University of Tasmania, Australia. Recent solo exhibitions include L’ Epiderme de la Terre II (Mekong), Concourse, the Esplanade, Singapore and group exhibitions include Changing Room, Corn Market, Cork, Ireland, Receptacle, I Light Festival, Marina Bay, Singapore. Her community inspired work Happy Art Home was part of Parallel Realities, Fukuoka Triennial of Asian Contemporary Art.

Ky’s prints can be found in public and private art collections in Australia, Japan and France, Switzerland, U.S.A. & Canada and have been seen in group exhibitions worldwide, including international print competitions. She has been artist in residence at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan, Chiangmai University Art Museum, Thailand, School of Art & Design, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Japan.

(artist bio reproduced from 2015 exhibtion)

The Java community art spaces operate as non-profit programs with support from the cafe and private sponsors. It brings art to the Phnom Penh public in ways they may not normally experience with beautiful and thought-provoking exhibitions and live events.

Some of our archived files have low resolution or don’t exist at all. Sometimes we were focused more on making exhibitions than archiving. Additionally, a fire many years ago destroyed all of our hard copies and a significant portion of our digital copies. If you are the artist or have access to images, press or anything else related to the exhibition, please contact us.