Charles Lim Yi Yong
Singapore, b.1973


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Charles Lim Yi Yong is a former Olympic sailor. This background informs his unique sensitivity and interest in the ocean. Born in Singapore, Lim’s work encompasses film, installation, sounds, conversations, text, drawing, and photography. Since 2005, he has been developing a body of works titled SEA STATE, which explores the political, biophysical and psychic contours of Singapore through the visible and invisible lenses of the sea. The artist’s practice consists of extensive research on the maritime geography of Singapore and its history, examining the impact of mankind on the physical environment that surrounds nature and the interrelationship between nature and technology, land and sea.

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Courtesy of the artist, Kukje Gallery, Seoul and Future Perfect, Singapore
Image and Text provided by Kukje Gallery, Seoul

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Installation, Video , Political Issue, Human and Nature, Nature and Artificiality, Nationalism, Globalization, Marine Geography, Singapore

Curriculum Vitae

Educations
2001
BA, Fine Art, Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design, London
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Solo Exhibitions
2017
Stealing the Trapeze, Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
2016
SEA STATE, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore
2015
SEA STATE, Singapore Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice
2014
SEA STATE 3: inversion, Future Perfect, Singapore
2013
In search of Raffles’ Light, NUS Museum, Singapore
2012
SEA STATE 2: as evil disappears, Future Perfect, Singapore
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Group Exhibitions
2017
Gridded Currents, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
2016
3rd Aichi Triennial, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
EVA International Biennial, Limerick, Ireland
Sonsbeek ’16: transaction, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, Netherlands
2015
Open Sea, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
Moving Images, M+, Hong Kong
Prudential Singapore Eye, ArtScience Museum, Singapore
2014
SAFE SEA, National Museum, Singapore
Visions and Beyond, 2nd Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennial, Shenzhen, China
The Part in the Story Where a Part Becomes a Part of Something Else, Witte de With Center for Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
UNEARTHED, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2013
Rendez-vous 13, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
Dojima River Biennale: Little Water, Dojima River Forum, Osaka
2012
The Singapore Show: Future Proof, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
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Gridded Currents