Sopheap Pich


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Sopheap Pich is widely considered to be Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist. Born in Battambang, Cambodia, in 1971, Pich moved with his family to the United States in 1984. After receiving his BFA (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1995) and MFA (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1999), he returned to Cambodia in 2002, where he began working with local materials – bamboo, rattan, burlap from rice bags, beeswax and earth pigments gathered from around Cambodia – to make sculptures inspired by bodily organs, vegetal forms, and abstract geometric structures. Pich’s childhood experiences during the genocidal conditions of late 1970s Cambodia had a lasting impact on his work, informing its themes of time, memory, and the body. His sculptures stand out for their subtlety and power, combining refinement of form with a visceral, emotive force.

Pich’s recent exhibition, Structures, at Tyler Rollins Fine Art (October 29 – December 19, 2015) introduced two new series shown in New York for the first time: Wall Structures, imposing geometric compositions of raw bamboo and rattan, with complex grid patterns; and Bare Reliefs, more ethereal works in which thinner strands of bamboo and rattan create a rhythm of light and shadow, solid and void, accentuated by fire-darkened areas. Also for the first time, Pich incorporated a new material, stone found in local quarries – roughly carved or smoothly polished in the studio – which complements the organic materials. The exhibition included new biomorphic sculptures, an important component of his work that had not been shown here in the gallery since his 2011 Morning Glory exhibition. He continues to be inspired by organic structures, whether of flora (vines, flowers, seeds) or fauna (in this case, deer antlers). With these, he explored the fluidity of line and the free expansion of volume, all delimited by the basic forms of typical natural structures – themes that are also at the core of his geometric works.

Pich’s work has been featured in numerous international museum exhibitions and biennials in Asia, Europe, Australia, and the United States. His works were recently on view in the group exhibitions: For the Love of Things: Still Life, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (2016); Drawn from Nature, at the Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, TX (2015); The Art of Our Time: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collections, at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (2015); and Medium at Large, at the Singapore Art Museum (2015). In 2013, Pich presented a highly acclaimed solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, entitled Cambodian Rattan: The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich. The museum’s first solo show given to a contemporary Southeast Asian artist, the exhibition “can be regarded as a cameo retrospective, since its 10 works accurately reflect the range of the artist’s motifs from 2005 to late 2012,” according to Art in America. It included several large bio-morphic rattan sculptures which were featured in the artist’s two previous solo exhibitions at Tyler Rollins Fine Art,The Pulse Within (2009) and Morning Glory (2011). Also featured were works from Pich’s geometric series, Wall Reliefs, which were debuted in a room sized installation at Documenta (13) in Kassel, Germany (2012), and subsequently featured in Reliefs, his third exhibition at Tyler Rollins Fine Art (2013). While using the same locally sourced materials seen in his earlier, more free-flowing works, Pich’s grid-based Wall Reliefs reflect the artist’s increasing interest in abstraction and conceptualization. The works consist of bamboo grids covered with strips of burlap taken from used rice bags patched with old fabrics and colorful bits of plastic twine, with added layers of encaustic, often colored with mineral pigments and charcoal. Pich explains: “These grid works, reduced to their bare materials and shapes, represent for me a kind of distillation of emotion, of remembrance, of reflections on what has influenced me, or the places I have been.”

In addition to Documenta, Pich has participated in the Moscow Biennale (2013); the Dojima River Biennial (2013); the Singapore Biennale (2011); the Asian Art Biennial (2011); the Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (2009); and the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2009). Additional museum solo exhibitions include: A Room, Indianapolis Museum of Art (2014); Collection+ Sopheap Pich, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia (2013); Sopheap Pich: Compound, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington (2012). Additional museum group shows include: No Country: Contemporary Art For South and Southeast Asia, Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (2014); Invisible Cities, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (2012–13); Collecting Art of Asia, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts (2012); Encounter: The Royal Academy in Asia, Asia Institute of Contemporary Art, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore (2012); Here/Not Here, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (2011); Classic Contemporary: Contemporary Southeast Asian Art from the Singapore Art Museum Collection(2010).

Pich’s work is included in such major collections as: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; M+, Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong; Singapore Art Museum; Queensland Art Gallery; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle. Reviews and feature articles about Pich have appeared in such publications as Artforum, Art in America, ArtNews, Art Newspaper, Asian Art News, Flash Art, New York Times, Orientations, Wall Street Journal. In 2014, Art Asia Pacific called Pich “the Southeast Asian artist to watch at the moment.”

Rang Phnom Flower (2016)

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Rang Phnom Flower, 2015

bamboo, rattan, metal wire, plywood, steel, metal bolts

325 x 180 x 65 in. (825.5 x 457 x 165 cm) approximate

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Rang Phnom Flower No. 6, 2016

rattan, metal wire

111 ½ x 67 x 22 in. (283 x 170 x 56 cm) approximate

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Installation View of "Rang Phnom Flower" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, December 8, 2016 - February 4, 2017

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Installation View of "Rang Phnom Flower" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, December 8, 2016 - February 4, 2017

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Installation View of "Rang Phnom Flower" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, December 8, 2016 - February 4, 2017

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Installation View of "Rang Phnom Flower" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, December 8, 2016 - February 4, 2017

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Installation View of "Rang Phnom Flower" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, December 8, 2016 - February 4, 2017

Recent Group Exhibitions

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"Rang Phnom Flower No. 5" in the exhibition "Flora and Fauna" at the Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

through May 14, 2017

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View of "Buddha 2" in the exhibition "I Want Justice," United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

May 15-October 2017

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View of "Buddha" in the exhibition "I Want Justice," United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

May 15-October 2017

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View of the exhibition "Renaissance," Lille3000, Lille, France

September 26, 2015-January 17, 2016

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View of the exhibition "Renaissance," Lille3000, Lille, France

September 26, 2015-January 17, 2016

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View of "The Duel" in the exhibition "Renaissance," Lille3000, Lille, France

September 26, 2015-January 17, 2016

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View of the exhibition "First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian," The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

September 4-October 11, 2015

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View of "Upstream 2," Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2015-2016

View of "Wall Structure No. 2," Asia Society Hong Kong

2015-2017

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View of "Morning Glory" in the exhibition "The Art of Our Time: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collections," Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

2014-2015

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View of "Morning Glory" in the exhibition "No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia," Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore

2014

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View of "Seed Pods" on exhibition, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

2016

Structures (2015)

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Absence, 2014

bamboo, rattan, metal, wire

98 x 79 x 4 in. (250 x 201 x 10 cm)

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Antler No.2, 2014

bamboo, rattan, wire

47 ¼ x 156 ¼ x 17 ¾ in. (120 x 397 x 45 cm)

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Division Line, 2015

bamboo, rattan, wire, charcoal, varnish, burlap

79 ½ x 78 ¾ x 4 ¼ in. (202 x 200 x 11 cm)

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Empty Screen, 2015

bamboo, rattan, metal wire

78 ¾ x 98 ½ x 3 ½ in. (200 x 250 x 9 cm)

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Forest Light, 2015

bamboo, rattan, metal wire

99 x 78 ¾ x 4 ¼ in. (251 x 200 x 11 cm)

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Monument, 2015

sandstone, rattan, copper wire, plywood, charcoal varnish

55 x 57 ¼ x 14 ½ in. (140 x 145.5 x 37 cm)

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Polaroid, 2015

bamboo, rattan, metal wire

99 ¼ x 78 ¾ x 4 in. (252 x 200 x 10 cm)

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Rang Phnom Flower No. 2, 2015

bamboo, rattan, metal wire

30 ¾ x 85 ½ x 43 ¼ in. (78 x 217 x 110 cm)

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Seed (Krognung) No. 2, 2015

stone, bamboo, rattan, burlap, plastics, metal wire

17 x 7 x 8 in. (42.5 x 18 x 20 cm)

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Tides, 2014

bamboo, rattan, wire, burlap, plastics, resin, beeswax, damar resin

99 x 79 x 4 in. (251 x 200 x 11 cm)

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Twins, 2015

rattan, wire, burlap, plastic, cloth, charcoal, varnish

40 ½ x 21 x 16 ½ in. (103 x 53 x 42 cm)

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Installation View of "Structures" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 29 - December 19, 2015

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Installation View of "Structures" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 29 - December 19, 2015

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Installation View of "Structures" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 29 - December 19, 2015

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Installation View of "Structures" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 29 - December 19, 2015

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Installation View of "Structures" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 29 - December 19, 2015

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Installation View of "Structures" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 29 - December 19, 2015

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Installation View of "Structures" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 29 - December 19, 2015

Asia Society Texas Center (2015-2016)

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View of the Exhibition "Drawn from Nature" at the Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, TX, Photo by Will Michels

September 19, 2015-February 21, 2016

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View of the Exhibition "Drawn from Nature" at the Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, TX, Photo by Will Michels

September 19, 2015-February 21, 2016

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View of the Exhibition "Drawn from Nature" at the Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, TX, Photo by Will Michels

September 19, 2015-February 21, 2016

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View of the Exhibition "Drawn from Nature" at the Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, TX, Photo by Will Michels

September 19, 2015-February 21, 2016

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View of the Exhibition "Drawn from Nature" at the Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, TX, Photo by Will Michels

September 19, 2015-February 21, 2016

Hong Kong (2015)

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Installation view of Tyler Rollins Fine Art booth at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015

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Installation view of Tyler Rollins Fine Art booth at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015

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Installation view of Tyler Rollins Fine Art booth at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015

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Wall Structure No. 2, 2015

bamboo, rattan, wire

99 x 76 x 8 in. (252 x 192 x 21 cm)

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Wall Structure No. 3, 2015

bamboo, rattan, wire

99 x 76 x 8 in. (251 x 193 x 21 cm)

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Green Stripes in Dark Circle, 2015

bamboo, rattan, metal wire, burlap, plastics

79 x 79 x 4 in. (200 x 200 x 10 cm)

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Far From the Sun, 2014

bamboo, rattan, metal wire, burlap, plastics

79 x 79 x 4 in. (200 x 200 x 10 cm)

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Antler, 2014

bamboo, rattan, wire

90 x 31 x 17 in. (228 x 80 x 44 cm)

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Double Relief (Black), 2015

bamboo, rattan, wire, beeswax, damar resin, charcoal

3 ¼ x 16 x 4 ¼ (8.5 x 40.5 x 11 cm)

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Seed (Krognung) No. 2, 2015

stone, bamboo, rattan, burlap, plastics, metal wire

17 x 7 x 8 in. (42.5 x 18 x 20 cm)

A Room – Indianapolis Museum of Art (2014)

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"A Room" Installation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis (courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art; photo by Eric Lubrick)

February 27 - October 5, 2014

36 ft (height) x 50 ft (diameter) (11 x 15 m)

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Detail of "A Room" Installation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

February 27 - October 5, 2014

36 ft (height) x 50 ft (diameter) (11 x 15 m)

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"A Room" Installation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis (courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art; photo by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography)

February 27 - October 5, 2014

36 ft (height) x 50 ft (diameter) (11 x 15 m)

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Detail of "A Room" Installation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis (courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art; photo by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography)

February 27 - October 5, 2014

36 ft (height) x 50 ft (diameter) (11 x 15 m)

Compound – Moscow Biennale (2013)

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"Compound" Installation at The Moscow Biennale

September 20-October 20, 2013

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"Compound" Installation at The Moscow Biennale

September 20-October 20, 2013

Reliefs (2013)

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Untitled (Vertical Shadows Alignment), 2012

bamboo, rattan, wire, burlap, plastics, beeswax, Damar resin, earth pigment, charcoal, oil paint

63 x 47 x 3 in. (160 x 120 x 8 cm)

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Embers and Dust No.1, 2013

bamboo, rattan, wire, burlap, plastics, beeswax, Damar resin, earth pigment, charcoal, oil paint

79 x 79 x 3 in. (200 x 200 x 8 cm)

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Untitled (The Night No.2), 2012

bamboo, rattan, wire, burlap, plastics, Damar resin, beeswax, charcoal

79 x 79 ¼ x 3 in. (200 x 201 x 8 cm)

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Luminous Falls No.1, 2013

bamboo, rattanm wire, burlap, plastics, beeswax, Damar resin, charcoalm bronze powder, copper powder

79 x 79 x 3 in. (200 x 200 x 8 cm)

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Gold Drips on Black No.2, 2013

bamboo, rattan, wire, burlap, plastics, beeswax, Damar resin, charcoal, bronze powder, copper powder

79 x 79 x 3 in. (200 x 200 x 8 cm)

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Embers and Dust No.2, 2013

bamboo, rattan, wire, burlap, plastics, beeswax, Damar resin, earth pigment, charcoal, oil paint

79 x 79 x 3 in. (200 x 200 x 8 cm)

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Gold Drips on Black No.1, 2013

bamboo, rattan, wire, burlap, plastics, beeswax, Damar resin, charcoal, bronze powder, copper powder

47 x 47 x 3 in. (122 x 122 x 8 cm)

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Luminous Falls No.2, 2013

bamboo, rattan, wire, burlap, plastics, beeswax, Damar resin, charcoal, bronze powder, copper powder

79 x 79 x 3 in. (200 x 200 x 8 cm)

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Barren Land, 2013

bamboo, rattan, wire, burlap, plastics, beeswax, Damar resin, synthectic resin, charcoal

79 x 98 ½ x 3 in. (200 x 250 x 8 cm)

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Fertile Land, 2012

bamboo, rattan, wire, burlap, plastics, beeswax, Damar resin, earth pigment, charcoal, oil paint

79 x 79 x 3 in. (200 x 200 x 3 cm)

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Untitled (Black over Maroon Wall Relief), 2012

bamboo, rattan, wire, burlap, plastics, beeswax, Damar resin, earth pigment, charcoal, oil paint

63 x 47 x 3 in. (160 x 120 x 8 cm)

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Installation View of "Reliefs" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 18 - June 14, 2013

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Installation View of "Reliefs" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 18 - June 14, 2013

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Installation View of "Reliefs" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, April 18 - June 14, 2013

Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013)

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View of the exhibition "Cambodian Rattan: The Sculpture of Sopheap Pich" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2013

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View of the exhibition "Cambodian Rattan: The Sculpture of Sopheap Pich" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2013

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View of the exhibition "Cambodian Rattan: The Sculpture of Sopheap Pich" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2013

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View of the exhibition "Cambodian Rattan: The Sculpture of Sopheap Pich" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2013

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View of the exhibition "Cambodian Rattan: The Sculpture of Sopheap Pich" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2013

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View of the exhibition "Cambodian Rattan: The Sculpture of Sopheap Pich" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2013

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View of the exhibition "Cambodian Rattan: The Sculpture of Sopheap Pich" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2013

Compound – New York City (2013)

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"Compound," Brookfield Place Winter Garden, New York City,

March 27-April 18, 2013

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"Compound," Brookfield Place Winter Garden, New York City,

March 27-April 18, 2013

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"Compound," Brookfield Place Winter Garden, New York City,

March 27-April 18, 2013

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"Compound," Brookfield Place Winter Garden, New York City,

March 27-April 18, 2013

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"Compound," Brookfield Place Winter Garden, New York City,

March 27-April 18, 2013

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"Compound," Brookfield Place Winter Garden, New York City,

March 27-April 18, 2013

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (2013)

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Installation view of "Collection+ Sopheap Pich" at The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia, October 4 - December 14, 2013

photograph by Brett Boardman

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Installation view of "Collection+ Sopheap Pich" at The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia, October 4 - December 14, 2013

photograph by Brett Boardman

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Installation view of "Collection+ Sopheap Pich" at The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia, October 4 - December 14, 2013

photograph by Brett Boardman

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Installation view of "Collection+ Sopheap Pich" at The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia, October 4 - December 14, 2013

photograph by Brett Boardman

Documenta (13) (2012)

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Documenta (13) Installation, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2012

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Documenta (13) Installation, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2012

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Documenta (13) Installation, Fridericianum, Kassel, 2012

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Fields of Rattanakiri No. 1, 2012

bamboo, rattan, burlap, wire, beeswax, damar resin, earth pigment, plastics, charcoal, oil paint

79 x 79 x 3 in. (201 x 201 x 8 cm)

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Fields of Rattanakiri No. 2, 2012

bamboo, rattan, burlap, wire, beeswax, damar resin, earth pigment, plastics, charcoal, oil paint

79 ¼ x 79 ¼ x 3 ¼ in. (201 x 201 x 8 cm)

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Seven Parts Relief, 2012

bamboo, rattan, burlap, wire, beeswax, damar resin, earth pigment, plastics, charcoal, oil paint

63 ¾ x 91 ¼ x 3 ¼ in. (162 x 232 x 8 cm)

Compound – Mass Moca (2012)

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Installation View of "Compound" in the "Invisible Cities" Exhibition at Mass MoCA

April 13, 2012-March 1, 2013

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Installation View of "Compound" in the "Invisible Cities" Exhibition at Mass MoCA

April 13, 2012-March 1, 2013

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Installation View of "Compound" in the "Invisible Cities" Exhibition at Mass MoCA

April 13, 2012-March 1, 2013

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Installation View of "Compound" in the "Invisible Cities" Exhibition at Mass MoCA

April 13, 2012-March 1, 2013

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Installation View of "Compound" in the "Invisible Cities" Exhibition at Mass MoCA

April 13, 2012-March 1, 2013

Morning Glory (2011)

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Morning Glory, 2011

rattan, bamboo, wire, plywood, steel bolts

210 x 103 x 74 in. (533.4 x 261.6 x 188 cm)

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Morning Glory 2, 2011

rattan, wire

89 x 43 x 34 ½ in. (226.1 x 109.2 x 87.6 cm)

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Morning Glory 2 (detail)

rattan, wire

89 x 43 x 34 ½ in. (226.1 x 109.2 x 87.6 cm)

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Morning Glory 3, 2011

rattan, wire

123 ½ x 44 x 21 in. (313.7 x 111.8 x 53.5 cm)

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Seated Buddha, 2011

rattan, bamboo, wire, plywood

100 ¾ x 86 ½ x 43 ¼ in. (256 x 220 x 110 cm)

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Jayavarman VII, 2011

rattan, plywood, burlap, glass, beeswax, charcoal, spray paint

66 x 36 ½ x 22 ½ in. (168 x 92 x 57 cm)

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Cocoon 2, 2011

rattan, wire, burlap, beeswax, earth pigment

75 x 73 x 69 in. (191 x 85 x 75 cm)

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Cocoon 1, 2011

rattan, wire, burlap, beeswax, earth pigment

30 x 14 x 10 ½ in. (76 x 36 x 26 cm)

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Hanging Around, 2011

rattan, wire, burlap, beeswax, charcoal

65 ¾ x 12 x 4 ¾ in. (167 x 30 x 11 cm)

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Again, 2011

rattan, burlap, encaustics, earth pigment, wire

30 x 19 x 2 ½ in. (76.2 x 48.26 x 6.35 cm)

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Never Mind, 2011

rattan, burlap, encaustics, charcoal, wire

51 x 15 x 6 ½ in. (129.5 x 38 x 16.5)

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Installation View of "Morning Glory" at Tyler Tollins Fine Art, November 3 - December 23, 2011

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Installation View of "Morning Glory" at Tyler Tollins Fine Art, November 3 - December 23, 2011

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Installation View of "Morning Glory" at Tyler Tollins Fine Art, November 3 - December 23, 2011

Asian Art Biennial (2011)

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Installation View of "Raft" at the Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

2011

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Installation View of "Cycle 2, Version 3" at the Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

2011

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Installation View of the Exhibition at the Asian Art Bienial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

2011

Compound – Singapore Biennale (2011)

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Installation View of "Compound" at the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Biennale, 2011

bamboo, rattan, plywood, metal wire

117 x 134 x 126 in. (450 x 340 x 320 cm)

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Installation View of "Compound" at the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Biennale, 2011

bamboo, rattan, plywood, metal wire

117 x 134 x 126 in. (450 x 340 x 320 cm)

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Installation View of "Compound" at the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Biennale, 2011

bamboo, rattan, plywood, metal wire

117 x 134 x 126 in. (450 x 340 x 320 cm)

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Installation View of the Artist with "Compound" at the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Biennale, 2011

bamboo, rattan, plywood, metal wire

117 x 134 x 126 in. (450 x 340 x 320 cm)

Here / Not Here (2011)

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"Buddha and Candles" as Installed at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2011

"Here/Not Here: Buddha Presence in Eight Recent Works" Exhibition

Photo by Kaz Tsuruta © Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

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Installation View at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2011

"Here/Not Here: Buddha Presence in Eight Recent Works" Exhibition

Photo by Kaz Tsuruta © Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

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"Buddha and Candles" as Installed at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2011

"Here/Not Here: Buddha Presence in Eight Recent Works" Exhibition

Photo by Kaz Tsuruta © Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Chrysalis (2011)

Chrysalis, 2011

cast bronze

Chrysalis, 2011

cast bronze

Chrysalis, 2011

cast bronze

Chrysalis, 2011

cast bronze

Chrysalis, 2011

cast bronze

Selected Works (2010)

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Candles, 2010

rattan, wire

39 x 31 x 16 in. (99 x 79 x 40 cm)

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Head in Arms, 2010

rattan, burlap, pigment, water-based paint

30 x 25 x 15 in. (76 x 63.5 x 38 cm)

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Figure, 2010

rattan, burlap, pigment, water-based paint

87 x 23 x 9 in. (221 x 58 x 23 cm)

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Buddha, 2010

woodblock print; water-base ink on paper (edition of 25 + 2 AP)

23 x 30 in. (58 x 76 cm)

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Buddha, 2010

woodblock print; water-based ink on paper

79 x 42 in. (200 x 107 cm)

Buddha 2 (2009)

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Buddha 2, 2009

rattan, wire, dye

100 x 29 x 9 in. (254 x 74 x 23 cm)

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As Installed at the "Truly Truthful" Exhibition, Miami

December 2009

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"Buddha 2" Installed at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco's "Here/Not Here" Exhibition 2011, 2009

rattan, wire, dye

100 x 29 x 9 in. (254 x 74 x 23 cm)

The Pulse Within (2009)

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Raft, 2009

bamboo, rattan, wood, wire, metal bolts

89 x 177 x 52 in. (226 x 450 x 132 cm))

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Caged Heart, 2009

wood, bamboo, rattan, burlap, wire, dye, metal farm tools

51 x 46 x 47 in. (130 x 117 x 119 cm)

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Junk Nutrients, 2009

bamboo, rattan, wire, plastic, rubber, metal, cloth, resin

65 x 49 x 29 in. (165 x 124 x 74 cm)

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Cycle 2, Version 3, 2008

rattan, wire

80 x 53 x 12 in. (203 x 135 x 30 cm)

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Silence, Version 4, 2009

rattan, wire

24 x 22 x 8 in. (61 x 56 x 20 cm)

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Construction - Jor, 2009

rattan, bamboo, wire, varnish

25 x 16 x 6 in. (63.5 x 41 x 15 cm)

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Suture, 2009

rattan, wire, burlap

28 x 19 x 7 in. (71 x 48 x 18 cm)

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"Binoculars" From the Installation "1979," 2009

watercolor, ink, gouache on paper

36 ½ x 30 ¼ in. (92 x 76 cm)

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"Buddha" From the Installation "1979," 2009

watercolor, ink, gouache on paper

44 ¾ x 39 in. (114 x 110 cm)

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Installation View of "The Pulse Within" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, November 12, 2009 - January 9, 2010

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Installation View of "The Pulse Within" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, November 12, 2009 - January 9, 2010

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Installation View of "The Pulse Within" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, November 12, 2009 - January 9, 2010

1979 (2009)

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"1979" Installation

6th Asia Pacific Triennial, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, 2009-10

Photograph: Natasha Harth. Courtesy the artist and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

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"1979" Installation

6th Asia Pacific Triennial, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, 2009-10

photograph: Natasha Harth. Courtesy the artist and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

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"1979" Installation

6th Asia Pacific Triennial, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, 2009-10

Photograph: Natasha Harth. Courtesy the artist and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

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"1979" Installation at the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, Photograph by Natasha Harth, Courtesy of the Artist and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

6th Asia Pacific Triennial, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, 2009-10

Photograph: Natasha Harth. Courtesy the artist and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

King Abdullah University Project (2009)

"Upstream and Cycle", commissioned as a permanent installation at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, 2009

stainless steel, cast bronze

350 ½ x 92 ½ x 92 ½ in. (890 x 235 x 235 cm) and 244 x 157 ½ x 47 in. (620 x 400 x 119 cm)

"Upstream and Cycle", commissioned as a permanent installation at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, 2009

stainless steel, cast bronze

350 ½ x 92 ½ x 92 ½ in. (890 x 235 x 235 cm) and 244 x 157 ½ x 47 in. (620 x 400 x 119 cm)

"Upstream and Cycle", commissioned as a permanent installation at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, 2009

stainless steel, cast bronze

350 ½ x 92 ½ x 92 ½ in. (890 x 235 x 235 cm) and 244 x 157 ½ x 47 in. (620 x 400 x 119 cm)

Cycle, 2009

cast bronze

244 x 157 ½ x 47 in. (620 x 400 x 119 cm)

Upstream, 2009

stainless steel

350 ½ x 92 ½ x 92 ½ in. (890 x 235 x 235 cm)

Double Funnel (2008)

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Double Funnel, 2008

rattan, wire

109 x 163 x 163 in. (277 x 415 x 415 cm)

Delta (2007)

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"Delta" on View at the 2009 Fukuoka Triennale, 2007

rattan, wire

15.7 x 11.2 x 2.3 ft. (478 x 341 x 70 cm)

Sopheap Pich with "Delta" at the 2009 Fukuoka Triennale

Flow (2007)

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Flow, 2007

rattan, wire

325 x 154 x 67 in. (825 x 390 x 170 cm)

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Detail of "Flow," 2007

rattan, wire

325 x 154 x 67 in. (825 x 390 x 170 cm)

Cycle 2 (2006)

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Cycle 2, 2006

bamboo, rattan, aluminum, metal wire

219 x 124 x 40 ½ in. (557 x 315 x 103 cm)

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Cycle 2, 2006

bamboo, rattan, aluminum, metal wire

219 x 124 x 40 ½ in. (557 x 315 x 103 cm)

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Cycle 2, 2006

bamboo, rattan, aluminum, metal wire

219 x 124 x 40 ½ in. (557 x 315 x 103 cm)

Larcoon (2006)

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Larcoon (Collection of Singapore Art Museum), 2006

rattan, wire

151 x 34 ½ x 32 ¼ in. (384 x 88 x 82 cm)

Cycle (2004)

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Cycle (Collection of Singapore Art Museum), 2004

rattan, wire

165 x 96 ½ x 34 ½ in. (420 x 245 x 90 cm)

Cycle (Collection of Singapore Art Museum), 2004

rattan, wire

165 x 96 ½ x 34 ½ in. (420 x 245 x 90 cm)

Cycle (Collection of Singapore Art Museum), 2004

rattan, wire

165 x 96 ½ x 34 ½ in. (420 x 245 x 90 cm)

Other Works

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Echo, 2004

rattan, copper wire

102 x 26 x 41 in. (260 x 65 x 105 cm)

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Hive, 2004

ratan, bamboo, wire, copper wire

170 x 42 x 84 in. (432 x 107 x 214 cm)

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Ripple, 2004

rattan, copper wire

159 x 19 x 19 in. (403 x 47 x 47 cm)

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Stalk, 2005

bamboo, rattan, wire

165 x 33 x 26 in. (420 x 84 x 65 cm)

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Stalk 2, 2009

bamboo, rattan, wire

144 x 54 x 29 in. (365 x 138 x 73 cm)

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Upstream, 2005

bamboo, rattan, metal wire, copper

39 x 39 x 118 in. (100 x 100 x 300 cm)

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Upstream 2, 2011

bamboo, rattan, plywood, wire

98 ½ x 27 ½ x 27 ½ in. (250 x 70 x 70 cm)

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Scarred Heart, 2007

bamboo, rattan, wire

Jayavarman VII, 2007

rattan, wire, burlap, glass

20 x 22 ½ x 12 ¼ in. (50 x 57 x 31 cm)

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Armor, 2008

bamboo, rattan, wire

41 x 39 x 16 in. (105 x 100 x 40 cm)

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The Duel, 2008

bamboo, wire

99 x 47 x 24 in. (252 x 120 x 61 cm)

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Seed Pods, 2015

bamboo, wire (two pieces)

102 x 51 x 12 in. (260 x 130 x 30 cm); 65 x 28 x 7 in. (166 x 70 x 17 cm)


WORKS

Rang Phnom Flower (2016)

Recent Group Exhibitions

Structures (2015)

Asia Society Texas Center (2015-2016)

Hong Kong (2015)

A Room – Indianapolis Museum of Art (2014)

Compound – Moscow Biennale (2013)

Reliefs (2013)

Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013)

Compound – New York City (2013)

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (2013)

Documenta (13) (2012)

Compound – Mass Moca (2012)

Morning Glory (2011)

Asian Art Biennial (2011)

Compound – Singapore Biennale (2011)

Here / Not Here (2011)

Chrysalis (2011)

Selected Works (2010)

Buddha 2 (2009)

The Pulse Within (2009)

1979 (2009)

King Abdullah University Project (2009)

Double Funnel (2008)

Delta (2007)

Flow (2007)

Cycle 2 (2006)

Larcoon (2006)

Cycle (2004)

Other Works

The Crow Collection Of Asian Art, Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich

2017


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The Cambodia Daily Sopheap Pich

February, 2017


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The Phnom Penh Post, In the studio with Sopheap Pich

February, 2017


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Ackland Art Museum Press Release, Ackland Art Museum Reimagines – and Reinstalls – Galleries of Asian Art

December, 2016


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Bloomberg Brilliant Ideas: Sopheap Pich

December, 2016


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Art Asia Pacific, Animate Bodies of Work

March, 2016


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The New Yorker, Sopheap Pich

December, 2015


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Artinfo, Sopheap Pich’s “Structures” at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

November, 2015


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Art Basel Year 46

2015


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Art Loft, Why Southeast Asian Art Now?

December, 2014


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Sopheap Pich on Rattan, Sculpture, and Abstraction

April, 2014


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Indianapolis Museum of Art, A Contemporary Spring at the IMA

2014


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Sopheap Pich on Morning Glory as Food and Artwork

March, 2014


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Bird, Sopheap Pich

2014


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Art Asia Pacific, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia

2014


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Blouin Art Info, Rattan to Revolutionary: “Collection+ Sopheap Pich” at SCAF Sydney

October, 2013


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ABC Radio Australia, Cambodian sculptor draws on rural influences in Australian exhibition

October, 2013


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Dojima River Biennale 2013

July, 2013


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The Boston Globe, Showcasing a continent’s art at Smith College

May, 2013


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The New York Times, Cambodian Rattan: The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich

May, 2013


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Art in America, Woven into History

May, 2013


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Time Out New York, Ten sculpture exhibitions you should see

May, 2013


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Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cambodian Rattan: The sculptures of Sopheap Pich

May, 2013


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Orientations, Cambodian Rattan: Memory and Place in the Art of Sopheap Pich

May, 2013


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The Economist, Out of adversity

April, 2013


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The Wall Street Journal, Cambodian Art Rises From the Ashes

April, 2013


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The New York Times, Dancing Well Is the Best Revenge

April, 2013


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Gallery Guide, Cambodian Rattan: The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich

April, 2013


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Asian Art Newspaper, Sopheap Pich

April, 2013


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The New Yorker, Metropolitan Museum

March, 2013


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Blouin Art Info, Asia-NYC

March, 2013


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Smith College Museum of Art – New Acquisitions

February, 2013


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Sculpture Now, Handmade

2013


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Documenta (13) The Guidebook

June, 2012


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Art Asia Pacific, Where I Work

May, 2012


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Invisible Cities exhibition at Mass MOCA

April, 2012


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Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, Of Trans(national) Subjects and Translation: The Art and Body Language of Sopheap Pich

2012


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The Seattle Times, Cambodian artist evokes tumult of his homeland

November, 2011


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The Stranger, A Weightless Series of Cages

November, 2011


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Compound at the Henry Art Gallery

November, 2011


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Meditation: Asian Art Biennial 2011 catalogue

November, 2011


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The Art Newspaper, The rebuilding of Cambodian art

October, 2011


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The Examiner, San Francisco, Modern ‘Buddha Presence’ at Asian Art Museum

September, 2011


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Sculpture, Sopheap Pich: Return to Cambodia

September, 2011


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Thailand Tatler, Woven Narrative

July, 2011


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Art Journal, Art without History? Southeast Asian Artists and Their Communities in the Face of Geography

July, 2011


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The Wall Street Journal – Icons, A River View Reshapes a Sculptor’s Work

April, 2011


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The Wall Street Journal – Scene Asia, A Dream Weaver Goes Global

April, 2011


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Artforum, Singapore Biennale 2011: Open House

April, 2011


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The New York Times, Definitions of Home at the Singapore Biennale

March, 2011


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The Wall Street Journal – Scene Asia, Open House at the Singapore Biennale

March, 2011


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Singapore Biennale 2011: Open House

March, 2011


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Treasures (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco magazine), Here/Not Here

January, 2011


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International Herald Tribune, Cambodian Art Emerges From Horrors of a Murderous Past

December, 2010


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Artforum, Best of 2010

December, 2010


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bob, Sopheap Pich

April, 2010


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Art News, Review of “The Pulse Within” at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

February, 2010


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Artforum, Sopheap Pich

February, 2010


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The Luxury channel, 8 Asian artists to watch

February, 2010


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Classic Contemporary: Contemporary Southeast Asian Art from the Singapore Art Museum Collection

January, 2010


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Art Asia Pacific, The Pulse Within

January, 2010


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Flash Art, Sopheap Pich

January, 2010


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Classic Contemporary Catalogue

January, 2010


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The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

December, 2009


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Truly Truthful exhibition (Miami)

December, 2009


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examiner.com, Sopheap Pich’s “The Pulse Within”

December, 2009


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Artforum.com, Sopheap Pich at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

December, 2009


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Dossier Journal, The Pulse Within – Sopheap Pich at Tyler Rollins

November, 2009


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The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Sopheap Pich

September, 2009


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Asia Art Archive, Interview with Sopheap Pich

April, 2009


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International Herald Tribune, A coming of age for Cambodian artists

March, 2009


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Sphere Asia, The New Weave

March, 2009


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C-Arts, Cambodian Art: Opening the Box

March, 2009


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Art Asia Pacific, Tidal, Sopheap Pich

March, 2008


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Strategies from Within

January, 2008


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Flash Art, Reviews: Sopheap Pich at the H Gallery in Bangkok

November, 2007


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World Sculpture News, Speaking To The Past And The Present

September, 2007


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Frieze, Sopheap Pich

September, 2007


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Real Time, New art, new Cambodia

April, 2006


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Art Asia Pacific, Sopheap Pich: Rotin/Pdow

March, 2005


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