Em Satya, “Flower of Battambang,” 2007. Exhibition view at Meta House, Phnom Penh. Photo: Katharina Kast
Founded by German filmmaker Nico Mesterharm, in association with the International Academy at the Free University of Berlin, Meta House is Cambodia’s first art, communication, and media center. Combining a gallery, café, and open-air media lounge, Meta House offers local and international exhibitions, workshops, community-based projects, artist exchange programs, and screenings.
Meta House firmly believes that contemporary art is a marker of development. The growth of expressive art forms is crucial to the development of any society, especially in the case of Cambodia where individuals are desperate for a voice. Meta House seeks to foster an environment of self-expression and critical thinking, and promotes art awareness and criticism.