Charles Lim Yi Yong

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Charles Lim Yi Yong


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Charles Lim Yi Yong (Singapore) studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London, graduating in 2001. In 2002, he participated in Documenta11 in Kassel, Germany as a member of the net-art collective A former professional and Olympic sailor, Lim’s practice stems from an intimate, bodily engagement with the natural world, mediated and informed by field research and experimentation, performance, drawing, photography, and video.

Lim’s moving image works have been screened in international film festivals at Rotterdam, Tribeca and Edinburgh. His short film all the lines flow out premiered at the 68th Venice Film Festival in 2011 and received a Special Mention, making him the first Singaporean to be honoured at the festival. Recent iterations of SEA STATE have been exhibited at manifesta7 (2008), the Institut d’Art Contemporain Villeurbanne, France (2013), and at biennales in Shanghai (2008), Singapore (2011), Osaka (2013), and Sydney (2016). Various stages of SEA STATE, an ongoing project that spans more than a decade, have been presented at all of Singapore’s major exhibiting institutions, including the National Museum, National Library, Singapore Art Museum, and National University of Singapore Museum (NUS Museum).

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“Charles Lim Yi Yong,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed May 19, 2024,