Souliya Phoumivong

The artistic practice of Souliya Phoumivong (b. 1983, Laos) radically shifted from painting to photography, video art, and stop motion animation as a result of a residency at Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, in 2010 during which the artist experimented with new media art and created his first Claymation work. In 2012, Phoumivong established Clay House Studio which focuses on video and stop-motion works, and is the first of its kind in Laos. The studio is responsible for an array of projects, including the production of the first clay animation TV show in Laos which has reached its 4th season. Phoumivong is currently a lecturer at the Department of Communication Design at the National Institute of Fine Art in Vientiane and Junior Curator for‚”Condition Report” in 2017, a collaborative project by Japan Foundation Asia Centre, featuring emerging curators from Japan and Southeast Asia. His work has been included in exhibitions such as Missing Links, The Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand (2015) and Cross+Scape, ASEAN-Korea Contemporary Media Art Exhibition, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea (2011).