Born in France to parents who escaped the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s, artist FONKi grew up in Montreal and developed a successful career as a graffiti artist. But after an emotional visit to Cambodia in 2012, FONKi decided to move to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, and continue his art practice from there. “I just got caught up in the wave of that Khmer renaissance that Cambodia is in right now,” says the artist.
FONKi’s street art in Phnom Penh embraces the local history and community — “digging into my roots,” as he describes it.
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