Mapping Southeast Asia – Contemporary art and public space

On the occasion of the Asia-Pacific-Weeks Berlin 2015 KfW Stiftung invites you to a panel talk with the current KfW Stiftung grant holders. 


Tuesday,19 May 2015, 6pm
Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

  • Welcome
    Dr. Ulrich Schröder
    Board KfW Stiftung 
  • Dr. Bernd von Münchow-Pohl
    Head of Division for Goethe-Institut, Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Bilateral Cultural Societies, Federal Foreign Office 
  • Introduction
    Dr. Nicola Müllerschön
    Programme Manager Arts & Culture, KfW Stiftung 

Panel Talk

  • Khvay Samnang
    Artist, Phnom Penh/Kambodscha 
  • Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai
    Artist, Hue/Vietnam 
  • Syafiatudina
    Curator, Yogyakarta/Indonesien 
  • Hosted by
    Roger Nelson
    Independent curator, Phnom Penh/Kambodscha


Mapping Southeast Asia
Mapping Southeast Asia


Khvay Samnang (based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia) focuses in his work on the humanitarian and ecological impacts of expropriation, land grabbing and unrestrained growth in Cambodia.

Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai (based in Hue, Vietnam) deals with notions of identity, belonging and human rights and talks about her research in fishing communities on the Vietnamese-Cambodian border.

Syafiatudina is the co-director of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center in Yogyakarta, an institutional pioneer in Indonesia. Dealing with the relationship between the public, communities and common property, her curatorial work takes a collaborative and participatory approach.

Roger Nelson (based in Phnom Penh) is an independent curator and scholar. He has directed a large number of curatorial projects and conducted extensive research on contemporary art in Southeast Asia. He is co-founder of the journal SOUTHEAST OF NOW: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art and fellow at the research programme Ambitious Alignments: New Histories of Southeast Asian Art of The Getty Foundation.


Tuesday,19 May 2015, 6pm

Auswärtiges Amt, Berlin


Programme Management

Daniele Leykam

Photo credits:

All Images: Source: KfW Stiftung, Author / Photographer: Raum11/Zappner