Seya Hour was born in a refugee camp in Thailand but returned to Cambodia as a child. To support his impoverished family, he was forced to drop out of school in grade six and cross the border back into Thailand to do menial jobs, at times illegally – a period that deeply defined him. He hauled logs on rubber plantations and picked pineapples to make ends meets, at one point narrowly escaping arrest by Thai authorities. When he returned home as a homesick, unaccompanied 15-year old, a non-governmental organization helped him go back to school and take art classes in Battambang. 2011 4th year - Graduate Diploma of Art, Phare Ponleu Selpak Visual Art School, Cambodia Workshops 2011 Asian Encounters: Performance by Asian Artists with master Performance Artist Seiji Shimoda (organised by SA SA Art Projects), Metahouse, Phnom Penh. Solo Exhibition 2011 Waiting For Sunrise, Romeet Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Group Exhibitions 2011 New Rich Man, Institute Francais, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2011 Untitled, Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Battambang, Cambodia
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On the way to the next world