SAO Sreymao (b.1986, Site 2 refugee camp, Thai border) lives and works in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She works in multidisciplinary practice, including painting, photography, digital drawing, sculpture, and performance. Her work explores personal expression and memories, as well as the changing physical and psychological landscapes of Cambodian urban and rural communities. She has also collaborated with various writers in visual storytelling and published a number of graphic novels. Sreymao is a skilled and experienced consultant working in the NGO sector and can cater her work to the specific needs of the project. 

Sreymao was an artist fellow of Sylt Foundation to undertake a residency in Sylt, Germany in 2017 and also a recipient of Dam Dos Grant 2018 of Cambodian Living Arts. She was a participant of Sa Sa Art Projects’- Contemporary Art class in 2016 and graduated from Phare Ponleu Selpak’s School of Visual and Applied Arts, Battambang province in 2006. Her work “Under the Water” exhibited as a solo exhibition at Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh (2018); at Mirage Contemporary Art Space, Siem Reap (2019); and at Club Himalaya, Nagakot-Nepal (2019).  Her selected group exhibitions and performance include “Future Neary” live performance titled “ Pressure “ at Future Factory Phnom Penh (2021); “The Cities“, Treeline Urban Resort, Siem Riep (2020); Currents – Phnom Penh Art & Urban Festival, Hiroshima House, Phnom Penh (2019);  “Body of Sorrow”, Sa Sa Art Projects ( 2018); “Facing the Climate Change”, the Ministry of Environment of Cambodia (2018); and Embassy of Sweden ( 2017); “Kraanh Noneal“, Sa Sa Art Projects (2017). 

Solo Exhibition

  • 2019 Under The water, Club Himalaya, Nagakot-Nepal
  • 2019 Under the Water, Mirage Contemporary Art Space, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • 2018 Under the Water, Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Group Exhibitions

  • 2021 NAPPE, NAPPE , MAPPE Creation and Textile au Cambodge, Phnom Penh
  • 2020 Sa Sa Art Projects Fundraising Auction & Exhibition, Factory Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh
  • 2020 The Cities, Treeline Urban Resort, Siem Reap 
  • 2019     Message in Mindby ,Tortim art gallery, Pnhom Penh,
  • 2019 25 Years Anniversary and raising funds for student scholarships through the Benefit Art Auction
  • 2019 Currents – Phnom Penh Art & Urban Festival, Hiroshima House, Phnom Penh, 
  • Cambodia
  • 2018 Plastic Kingdom, Meta House, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Days Dream, Khmer Sense Art Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Facing the climate changed, The Ministry of Environment, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Facing the climate changed, The Ruffle Hotel ,Phnom Penh, Cambodia 
  • 2017 Facing the climate changed, Sweden Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 2017 KraanhNorneal, Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 2013 Giant Mask Project, Plantation, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 2011 International comics festival, Angouleme, France
  • 2008 Memories, Meta house cooperated with Bophana Center, Phnom Penh, CambodiaSaray, Warehouse Gallery,Siem Reap, Cambodia


  • 2021   Future Neary live performance titled “ Pressure “ at future factory Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • 2020 Art Tour Nomadix Project ,Kampot ,Siem Reap ,Cambodia
  • 2018 The Pressure, Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 2017 Contemporary art class, Sa Sa Art Project, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 2014 Live performance, France Institute, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 2013 Implement women art workshop and Exhibition, Battambang, Cambodia 


  • 2017 Sylt Foundation, Sylt, Germany


  • 2021 Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalist, Hong Kong)

Illustrate book published

  • 2021    Comic, Storytellerfor Impact of China’s BRI: Stories from East Asian Communities Srae Kor life and Veal veng people For INNOVATION FOR CHANGE east Asia.
  • 2020   Comic book tittled “what is wrong for” Room To Read Cambodia2020 English text book grade 11,12 with Ministry of Education Youth and Sport
  • 2019 English text book grade 10 with Ministry of Education Youth and Sport
  • Meditation and power of life, writer by Kou Sopheap with NimChhunny
  • 2017 The Elephant Trail Phnom Penh to Bangkok, writer by Jim Mizerski
  • 2016 My story and your, the graphic novel book included two stories, Cham and 
  • Vietnamese stories which highlight experience during Khmer Rouge regime with Kdei Karuna Organization
  • 2015 Home a Cambodian story, the graphic novel book, story by Andy gray
  • 2015 English Grade 7  8 and 9, writers by KIZUNA and ACE, for public school in Cambodia
  • 2012 English is Fun 4 and 5, writer by ZUKINA and BBC team work Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 2010 Who I am ? it about Irrawaddy Dolphins Biology, Sponsor by WWF, CRDT, Oxfam; 
  • Cambodia 
  • 2009 Srey Mom’s family and her plantation, sponsor by GTZ, Cambodia 
  • 2009 The futures of my village


  • 2006 Visual Art at PharePounlerSelpak, Battambang, Cambodia