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Linda Sok

Sculpture and installation art

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art by somerville artist Linda  Sok titled  Corporeal/Spiritual
Corporeal/Spiritual joss paper, gold leaf variable
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Artist's Statement

Linda Sok is a Cambodian-Australian artist focused on investigating the culturally and personally significant period, the Khmer Rouge Regime, which forced her family to flee Cambodia. Her practice navigates the complexities of the trauma embedded in the Cambodian diaspora and aims to shift its legacy from one focused on genocide to one of healing. With careful considerations for cultural objects, rituals, traditions and their materiality, her practice often manifests in sculptural installations. By accessing fragments of the past, she attempts to recontextualise lost traditions and culture to allow living descendants to process the traumatic history experienced by older generations. 

Linda has exhibited in institutions across Australia such as Artspace, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Firstdraft Gallery, and SEVENTH Gallery. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UNSW Art & Design with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Fine Arts and was recently a studio resident at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

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