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Several magazines and newspapers have interviewed Socheat and published articles about her


05 March 2020

Gallery exhibitions to mark Women’s Day

The three exhibitions are the debut of the young artist Keom Keosocheat; Srey Klang, a collection of submitted art works; and Endless Patience, a photo exhibition by an anti-discrimination NGO. 

O’Mahony says: “Koem Keosocheat is our first female artist to do a solo show with KBach Gallery so we thought it would make sense to introduce her on International Women’s Day and host the events together.”

Read the whole article here: Gallery exhibitions to mark Women’s Day | Phnom Penh Post


April 17, 2020

Feline Art Furr Charity

Koem Keo Socheat, the 27-year-old Cambodian artist well-known for her works featuring cats, refused to stand still and watch the country plunge into a crisis. Read the full article here:


October 15, 2020

Painting to answer personal questions

Koem Keo Socheat’s latest exhibition showcases a series of paintings aimed at answering questions regarding “tradition” and “sin” which she has been curious about since her childhood.

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21 January 2021

Srey 2021 expo features art from 28 women

Koem Keosocheat is another artist showing her work at the exhibition who sees clothing as a powerful way for women to express things about themselves to society.

She is best-known in the Cambodian art-world for her paintings of cats but this time around she designed and made a dress to exhibit.

Keosocheat says she took a dress and added layers of detail to it in repeating patterns. In a sense, the dress is like a painted canvas and the woman’s body becomes the frame used to display the picture when it is worn.

She says that in Khmer culture, art is very important to women because mothers are the people most responsible for passing on cultural knowledge and traditions to younger generations.

“We teach our kids how to dress themselves or tie their shoes and we should think about teaching them how to create art from a young age and do it on that same fundamental level,” she says.

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Arts & Culture : Koem Keosocheat, une jolie mélancolie aux tons vintages

Koem Keosocheat, belle et talentueuse artiste cambodgienne proposera à partir de mardi prochain sa deuxième exposition personnelle à la Meta House de Phnom Penh : « WHY DO I …? »

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02 March 2022

Artist opts for intricacy over iridescence for 3rd solo show

Drawings in pencil on white canvas aren’t something seen very often in galleries these days, perhaps because of the subdued and understated nature of the technique, but one artist – Koem Keosocheat – purposely avoided indulging in colour for her latest exhibition, White, so as not to obscure the intricate details of her creations. 

White – which just wrapped up its run at Meta House – was her third exhibition in four years after graduating in 2018 from the Royal University of Fine Arts.

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9 August. 2022

Cambodian, German artists explore typography

Cambodian artist Kem Keosocheat has collaborated with German artist Lars Breuer to examine the typography of their two languages for their In Collaboration exhibition at Phnom Penh’s Meta House.

Breuer typically works with large, text-based installations that draw on references to art history and literature, while aesthetically suggesting a dialogue between architecture, design and fine arts.

Keosocheat said she was excited to work with the German artist for the exhibition at Meta House as collaborations represented opportunities to build relationships, as well as share cultures and civilisations that existed in the past and were continuing in the present. 

With the Nikakhit piece on a 100x200cm canvas, Keosocheat said the black and white painting was not just for ordinary viewing, but an opportunity to learn about culture and civilisation and evolution over time.

The word nikakhit, which comes from the Pali language, is the name of an identifier with a zero form like “0”, she said. It is a particle and a suffix to begin to reconcile from one object to another as a result of the action.

“Like ancestors creating art and religion, literature and architecture, which embodies a great deal of multiculturalism to respect and study, leads to the creation of new things,” Keosocheat said.

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