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.
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
Adobe Softwares (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, After Effect)
Final Cut Pro (Basic)
User Experience Design
Basic Business Understanding
Fluent in 3 languages (Khmer, English and French)
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