sammi

This is me 🙂

Hello what’s good! My name is Sam and I am an artist. I write, draw, paint, sculpt, create videos and make installations. I am currently in uni doing my Masters in Fine Arts in Rotterdam (Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam). I am a multi-genre DJ (r&b, hiphop, dancehall, afrobeats) and I also teach. I am a diversity consultant and researcher for large scale arts organisations. I have extensive experience working with (vulnerable) young people. I am a proud Khmer woman 💪💪

If you wanna know more about me or see my work send me an email samboleaptol@gmail.com – there’s a secret mailinglist 😉

Gwarn sammi !

Upcoming exhibition: Play and Post-Peak, Thameside Industrial Estate, London (October 2021)

Upcoming DJ gig: Sultry Summer, Wembley, London (29 Aug)

For what it’s worth

lives and works in London (UK) and Rotterdam (NL)

Education

MFA Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL
BA Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London, UK
Sint Lucas School of Arts & Design, Antwerp, BE
BSc Erasmus University, Rotterdam, NL
University of Sydney, Sydney, AU

Selected shows
2021 sathu.studio (solo, online)
2020 Malick, Mickel, Jannat & Camille, Rotterdam, NL (solo)
2019 Arts SU Spotlight Exhibition, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2019 The Babylonians @ The Railway, Railway Tavern, London, UK (curator)
2019 Link-Up Motive, David Hockney Gallery (Royal College of the Arts), London, UK
2018 Live Contract with the Skin, Raven Row, London, UK
2018 The Age of New Babylon, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK (co-curator)
2018 Normal to Dissent, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK
2018 Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London, UK
2018 _ Space, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2017 MTV Breaks, MTV Studios, London, UK
2017 Champ d’Action, deSingel, Antwerp, BE
2017 The Mind is a Muscle, Extra City, Antwerp, BE

Artist talks
2019 Art and Decolonization: Afterall MASP Symposium, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2019 The Beauty of Difference, Bush Theatre, London, UK
2019 The Conch, cur. Cédric Fauq, South London Gallery, London, UK

Selected residencies
2020-2021 TrAIN Co-Lab Artist Research Residency, The Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, London, UK
2018-2019 Babylonians @ Masters of Fine Arts Studios, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
2018 The Age of New Babylon, SU space, Chelsea College of the Arts, London, UK
2017 Champ d’Action Labo #6, deSingel, Antwerp, BE
2016 The Mind is a Muscle, Extra City, Antwerp, BE (under tutelage of F. Gyselink of ROSAS)

Selected grants
2020-2021 TrAIN Co-Lab Artist Research Residency, The Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, London, UK
2019 Bootcamp Live, Bootstrap Charity, Hackney, London, UK
2019 Funding Agents of Creative Change, Element Creative, Battersea Arts Centre, King’s College London
2018 Won the bid for the first student-led exhibition with the proposal “The Age of New Babylon” for the Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, UAL, UK

Media
2021 TIM Magazine, edition 2, interview with Otobong Nkanga
2019 Decolonise the Arts Curriculum zine 2, Arts SU, University of Arts London, UK
2019 Curating for the Age of Blackness, Cédric Fauq, Mousse Magazine 66
2018 Decolonise the Arts Curriculum zine 1, Arts SU, University of Arts London, UK
2018 Interview on Sink.Sexy. 27/10/2018. London, UK
2018 Interview: The Age of New Babylon. Central Saint Martins, London, UK.