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ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATION, EXHIBITIONS (selected works)

2015

APT8 group exhibition, Brisbane, Australia – Asia Pacific Triennale 2015

Open Sea group exhibition, MAC, Lyon, (France) 16 April – 12 Jul 2015

BudiDaya group exhibition, Malay Heritage Ctr, Singapore, 13 Oct – Feb 2015

Secret Archipelago group exhibition, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (France), 26 Mar – 17 May 2015

2014

The Buddhist Bug Project, 1961 Gallery, Siem Reap, Dec 2014

The Buddhist Bug Project, 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan) Sep-Nov 2014

Breaking and Reconstructing the Circle, group exhibition, Southeast Asia ArtsFest, Gallery 8, London, UK, November 2014

BudiDaya, group exhibition, Malay Heritage Centre (Singapore) Oct 2014 – Feb 2015

The Buddhist Bug Project, Mekong Platform at the Milan Image Art Fair, Marina Bay Sands (Singapore) Oct 2014

1975 group exhibition of Cambodian Diaspora Artists, Long Beach City College Art Gallery (Long Beach, CA) Mar 26 – May 3, 2014

Body As Site video screenings & curated performances of Royal University of Fine Arts Students, Our City Festival, (Phnom Penh) Jan 2014

The Buddhist Bug Project, Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands (Singapore) Jan 2014

2013

Parallax: Changing Landscapes & Wandering Stars group exhibition, ASEAN-Korea Contemporary Media Art Exhibition, (Seoul, Korea) Nov 28 – Jan 10, 2014

CARE Package c/o New Delhi group exhibition, India Internat’l Centre, (New Delhi, India)
Nov 2013

Nomad group exhibition, Dali International Photo Exhibition, Dali (Dali, China) Aug 2013

Site/Cambodia group exhibition, Karin Weber (Hong Kong) June-July 2013

Enter Insider Gallery InterContinental Hotel (Phnom Penh) May 16 – June 30, 2013

The Buddhist Bug Project, Java Café & Gallery, Phnom Penh, Mar-May 2013

Generation Return: Art & Justice Tour, 5-week US/Canada Performance Tour, Mar 2013

1975 group exhibition of Cambodian Diaspora Artists, Topaz Gallery (Queens, NY) April 2013

Hollow Center group exhibition, Smack Mellon (NYC, NY) Mar 2013

The Space Between Inside/Outside 1961 Gallery (Siem Reap) Jan 4 – Jan 29, 2013

2012

Untitled Stain and Push Performances in Beyond Pressure Festival, Myanmar, Dec 2012

Enter Red Blue Circle exhibition at The Plantation, Phnom Penh, Cambodia   Nov 18, 2012

Care Package c/o Philadelphia, Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia, PA USA   Oct 2012

The Buddhist Bug Project, Singapore International Photo Festival 3, Singapore Nov 2012

The Public Square at Our City Festival 2012, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Oct 2012

On Pins and Needles, The Philippine Women’s University SFAD Gallery, Manila Oct 2012

Chains of Love/Ties that Blind: The Shadows of Empire Oceanside Museum of Art in CA,

Troubling Borders Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA USA July-Aug 2012

Global Hybrid II: Free Your Minds Festival, MetaHouse, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Sept 2012

The Space Between Inside/Outside, Java Café & Gallery, Phnom Penh, Aug-Sept 2012

Champions of Change, too Staged Performance & Response Java Cafe, Phnom Penh, Cambodia April 2012

Belonging to None Performance Substation, Singapore March 3, 2012

Nite of Revolt (Singapore): Film Screenings at Objectifs, (Singapore), March 2, 2012

The Naked Truth 90.0FM CambodiaTalk Radio Performance (Phnom Penh), Jan 30, 2012

2011

Studio Revolt Video Releases: My Asian Americana, Who’s Got Us, 1700% Project;
Mistaken for Muslim, Another Day, Why I Write

Gallery X Psar Kandal, public participatory performance, Our City 2011 Festival (Phnom Penh), Sept 2011

Gallery X Mosque Dhiya Uddin public participatory performance, (Battambang) Dec 2011

Nite of Revolt II: Film Screenings at Meta House, (Phnom Penh), Sept 9, 2011

Nite of Revolt I: Film Screenings at Sammaki Gallery & Phare Ponleu Selpak (Battambang), July 2, 2011

Nite of Revolt I: Film Screenings at Meta House, (Phnom Penh), June 24, 2011

Poetry feature, BODY Series at Meta House , July 5, 2011 (Phnom Penh)

2010

Strata: Butoh inspired performances & offerings (1700% Project video screening) Hamlin Park Fieldhouse, Dec 2, and 3, 2010

The Body In Crisis: Islam, Hybridity and Acts Of Confession University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, Nov 9, 2010

SERCAAL 2010 (Southeast Regional Conference of Asian American Leaders)

Gainesville (Florida) Oct 22, 2010

1700% Project: Otherance Performance/Installation Sullivan Galleries April 30-May 21, 2010 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, May 2010

The Body is a Temple: Sacred Acts of Confession Performance & Lecture at DePaul University March 4, 2010 & The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, May 9, 2010

On the Cusp of Phoenix Rising (performance poetry feature) The Loft feature performance (Minneapolis), April 15, 2010 & Mojo’s Pen feature (University of IL at Chicago), Feb 4, 2010

2009

Palimpsest for Generation 1.5 (performance and mixed media installation) Betty Rymer Gallery (Chicago) Dec 2009

In Transience (8-hour durational performance and mixed media installation) Betty Rymer Gallery (Chicago) Dec 2009

The Buddhist Bug Project (Phase 1: Wood) performance and video installation, Sullivan Galleries (Chicago) Sept 2009

1000 Inches – performance & Installation (performed by Art Action Group) at River Park (Chicago) July 3, 2009

Meditation of the Furies – part of “The Walk” Fashion Show (collaborative w/Nomadic Revival) at Sullivan Galleries (Chicago) April 2009

2008

Milk Offering (Performance Art) 3 Minute Turns, 2M Performance Space, School of Art Institute (Chicago ) Dec 3, 2008

Chador Offering (Performance Art – 3 hour durational performance) Looptopia, Part of “Ghostlight” performance installations directed by Dexter Bullard, Chicago May 2, 2008

Meditation on 3 Prayers (interdisciplinary performance) 012 Columbus Space, School of Art Institute (Chicago ) May 1, 2008

The Body is a Temple (collaborative performance w/David Young & Dan Schwarloze) Manifest 2008, Columbia College (Chicago) May 14, 2008

Wudu Offering (interdisciplinary performance), 2M Performance Space, School of Art Institute (Chicago ) April 7, 2008

2007

Double Walkers: Transfigurations Thru Fashion (performance & exhibition), Directed Performance & Co-curated exhibition; Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago), Dec 2007

Crescent Rising (Butoh inspired performance), “ChickArt Chicago” BlueLine Studio; (Chicago) March 10-31, 2007& “VangelineTheater’s Hanamichi Flower Road”, (NYC) Galapagos Gallery, Dec 14, 2006

Here Lies Truth (interdisciplinary & multidisciplinary collaborative performance), Site Unseen at Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago), Nov 13, 2007, Kickoff to Chicago Artist Month at Museum of Contemporary Arts (Chicago), Oct 2, 2007, Jazz Soiree to benefit Partisan Arts International (Chicago) Sept 1, 2007

Primary Source collaborative performance with Cristal Sabbagh, Gastronautical Odyssey at Moto Restaurant, August 2007

AWARDS, RESIDENCIES, COMMISSIONS

2014

5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale Artist Residency, Sep 10 – 30, Fukuoka, Japan

Nominated for the Sovereign Art Prize, Hong Kong

Nominated for the Signature Arts Prize, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2013

Center for Asian American Media Innovation Fund Award

Season of Cambodia selection as Diaspora Curator (April 2013) NYC, NY

2012

Teo + Namfah Canvas Artist-in-Residency Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Nov – Jan 2013)

Beyond Pressure Performance Art Festival Residency Yangon, Myanmar (Dec 4 – 14, 2012)

JavaArts Artist-in-Residency Phnom Penh, Cambodia (June – Aug 2012)

“My Asian Americana” video selected as Top 10 finalist for White House AAPI
What’s Your Story Video Challenge

2011

U.S Fulbright Fellowship to Cambodia (Jan 1, 2011 – Dec 5, 2011)
Arts-based research project on Retelling of Creation Mythologies & Women’s Birthing Stories
Scholar-in-Residence at Cambodian Living Arts, Jan-April 2011

2010

Grand Prize winner for LinkTV’s One Nation, One Chicago film competition awarded for: 1700% Project: Mistaken for Muslim video

Foundation for Independent Media Festival Tribute “Memory Into Flesh: the performance and activism of Anida Yoeu Ali” at Siskel Film Center, Chicago April 10, 2010

2009

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center 30 year Gala Celebration, San Francisco Sept 26, 2009

2007

Depaul University’s Human Rights Education Performance Commission April 13, 2007

2006

Invited performance for first ever National Asian American Theater Festival; NYC, June 2006

2006-5

“Mixin’ It Up: Voices, Stories & Perspectives” Year long commissioned project for Field Museum to work with marginalized youth, 2005-2006

2005

“Performing Legacy” residency at Cambodian Association of Illinois, Nov 2004 – Aug 2005

Heritage Fellowship for the study of Khmer Language at University of Wisconsin (Madison)

2004

Khmer Girls in Action 1-week residency, Long Beach, CA

Dance Theater Workshop’s “Mekong Project” 3-week Artist Residency in Cambodia

Illinois Arts Council Grant, Summer 2004

Norcroft Writing Residency, May 2004

Sandglass Institute at Marlboro College: Intensive Training Residency in Puppet Theater, Jul 2004

2003

Dance Theater Workshop’s “Mekong Project” 3-week Artist Residency in Thailand
Suitcase Fund of Dance Theater Workshop for “Pushing Through Borders” Project, Vietnam
Ford Foundation US delegation to the Asian Women Director’s Theatre Festival; India
Unit One/Allen Hall Residency; University of Illinois, April 2003
Asian Arts Initiative NPN Residency; Philadelphia, April 2003
Henry Street Settlement Residency with Mango Tribe, Jan 2000
Insight Arts’ Creative Moments Award in Spoken Word, Chicago, IL

2002

“Top 30, Under 30” award from PoliticalCircus.com, Nov 2002
The Public Square’s Citizenship 20/20 Fellowship, Oct 2002
New World Theater: New Works for a New WORLD play development laboratory, June 2002
Listed as “Warrior Women who are changing the world”, YellohGirls.com, 2002

2001

A. Magazine‘s “A List” of 2001’s Top 25 most influential Asian Americans, 2001

2000

Illinois Arts Council Grant, Summer 2000
Community Activism award from Cambodian Association of Illinois, Spring 2000

VISITING ARTIST, LECTURES, WORKSHOPS AND PANELS (selected)

10/26/2014
Southeast Asia Platforms (Panel), Milan Image Art Fair Singapore
Water / Lifeline – Photography and video art from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam

09/29/2014
Artist Talk Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Artist-in-Residence Lecture & Presentation

01/5/2014 –  02/13/2014
Performance Art Intensive Workshop for Our City Festival & Royal University of Fine Arts
Body As Site

01/17/2014
Southeast Asia Platforms (Panel), Art Stage Singapore
Cambodia and Myanmar: Opening Up to the Global Market

11/20/2013
Artist Talk, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
Transcending the Ordinary: Between Rural/Urban and Public/Private

11/18/2013
Art & Justice Lecture, City University & Singapore International School, Hong Kong
Generation Return: Art + Justice Post Genocide and Post War on Terrorism

10/08/2012
SIPF3 Artist Talk, The National Museum of Singapore, Singapore
Transcending the Ordinary: Narrative Iterations of The Buddhist Bug Project

07/08/2012
Artist Talk, Java Arts & Gallery, Phnom Penh
The Space Between Inside/Outside: Process Meets Production

03/03/2012
Artist Screening & Presentation, Objectifs, Singapore
Night of Revolt: A Screening and Artist Talk

03/02/2012
Lecture, NYU Tisch Asia, Singapore
Filmmaking & Performance Works in Cambodia

03/01/2012
Lecture, SOTA School of the Arts, Singapore
Making Art in Cambodia

01/08/2012
Artist Presentation, Java Arts & Gallery, Phnom Penh
Surveying Contemporary Feminist Art in Cambodia

07/16/2011
Symposium Presentation, Sasa Bassac Gallery, Phnom Penh
Enter the Stream at the Turn: Performance Art in Cambodia

11/23/2010
Workshop University of Florida (Gainesville)
Spilling Ink For Blood

11/10/2010
Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse
Post-9/11. Post-racial? WTF!

11/04/2010
Guest Lecture for Graduate Student Colloquium Series (Keyword: Violence)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

05/07/2010
MFA Thesis Lecture, School of the Art Institute Chicago
Iteration, Utterance, and Otherness: Engaging the Politics of Performance, Access and Audience

04/28/2010
Guest Lecture for Asian American Studies, University of Illinois (Chicago)
Anti-Asian American Violence and Media Images

04/17/2010
Symposium Panelist: Frames of Violence, University of Minnesota
Corporealities, Art, and Violence Roundtable

03/04/2010
Keynote Performance & Lecture, DePaul University
Voicing Resistance: Women’s Spirituality, Activism, and Social Justice

12/18/2009
Workshop, Philadelphia Asian Arts Initiative (Youth Lounge Program)
Writing Ourselves into Existence

03/2008
Visiting Artist, Malcolm X College
Asian American Awareness Month

03/2008
Panelist: Association for Asian American Studies
Thru Thick and Thin-Chicago APIA Activism