Cambodia’s first media/art/communication center, META HOUSE was established in January 2007 in the capital Phnom Penh by German journalist and filmmaker Nico Mesterharm and a team of Cambodian creatives. In June 2010 the project initiators opened a larger facility, in cooperation with the local NGO “Karuna”, the German Goethe-Institut and the “Art Plus Foundation”. Besides regular art exhibitions and film screenings META HOUSE also hosts dance, theatre and music performances, as well as providing space for meaningful public events where NGOs are invited to conduct workshops and seminars.

The META HOUSE makers firmly believe that contemporary art is a marker of development. The growth of expressive art forms is crucial to the development of any society. Therefore we foster an environment of self-expression and critical thinking, where artists also reflect on sociopolitical issues.