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About Me

Hello! ជំរាបសួរ!
I am Sopanha [so-pah-nee-ah]. Originally from Cambodia, but I've lived in New Zealand for over 10 years which has now become my second home.

I've always been interested in art and design from a very young age. My ultimate goal is to use design to create a better environment for our future living. I am very interested in speculative design and designing for the future. I am very passionate about all my projects. I love what I do and hope to keep expanding my knowledge. 

I am currently in my second year of Masters of Fine Arts at Massey University in Wellington, NZ. I am working on exploring cultural identity and national identity.

Education: 

  • Bachelor of Design Majoring in Spatial Design (Second Class, Division I Honours), at Massey University Wellington, NZ, 2014 - 2017

  • NCEA Level 1,2,3 with Merit Endorsement, at Chilton Saint James Wellington, NZ, 2009-2012

  • Lycee Renee Descartes, at Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Early Years - 2009

Skills: 

  • Sketchup

  • Revit (Basic)

  • Physical Modeling

  • Adobe Softwares (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, After Effect)

  • Final Cut Pro (Basic)

  • Photography

  • User Experience Design

  • Basic Business Understanding

  • Fluent in 3 languages (Khmer, English and French)

Past Experience:

  • Intern at The Room (Cambodia) for 3 weeks - 2016

  • Exhibition with Exposure at Massey University Wellington - 2017

  • Solo Exhibition at Penthouse Cinema - 2018

  • AUT Circuit Symposium Hui - 2018

  • Exhibition with Asian Aotearoa Arts Hui - 2018

  • Member of Migrant Zine Collective, co-hosting workshops (https://www.facebook.com/migrantzinecollective/) - September 2018 - Current

  • Masterate Scholarship Award of 15,000 NZD from Massey University - 2019