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Charles Lim Yi Yong

Singapore, b.1973

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...

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...

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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

RELATED CATEGORIES

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

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 2001
    BA, Fine Art, Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design, London

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

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Gridded Currents, Kukje Gallery, Seoul
  • 2016
    3rd Aichi Triennial, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney

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Curriculum Vitae

Educations

  • 2001
    BA, Fine Art, Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design, London

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

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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