Jason Lim

Jason Lim gained his art education at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London in 1992. In 2003, he gained his Master of Fine Arts at RMIT University, Australia. He currently is resided and works in Singapore. Besides actively participated in several art exhibitions in Singapore, Jason Lim has also participated in several important art exhibitions in an international scale. To name a few, he participated in The 52nd Venice Biennale in Italy and The 4th World Ceramic Biennale in Icheon, Korea. He is also involved in several performance art projects, especially in 2009.

In his artworks for this exhibition, he creates some ceramic objects that are broken clay. Jason Lim is inspired by ‘Still Life’ tradition in modern paintings. In his artworks, ‘Still Life’ that is usually presented in two dimensional medium is shown in three dimensional. Still Life has a long history in paintings—but not in sculpture tradition—and is always seen as a minor genre. The Still Life series cannot be bent to heroism gestures, powerful polemic, or an excited sensation; but it can present itself as a reflection, an irony, and a quiet subversion.

The series carries other currents, constantly reversing flow from one polarity to another; from stillness to movement, from sturdiness to fragility, from permanence to impermanence, from monochrome to colour, and from light to shade. The concept ‘still’ and ‘life’ may also be opposites. The dialogues between the two contradictory things occur indefinitely and invite everyone to find own meaning for him/ her. Still / Life questions the notion that ‘still life’ is a sedate and traditional form of expression.

Exhibition View


Works

Title: Still/Life series 2

Dimension: Variable
Duration: 2 months
Medium: White and Terra Cotta clay
Year: 2009

Still Life moved off the table, off the wall, and into the three dimensional. It has a long history in painting, but not in sculpture and has always been seen as a minor genre. The Still/Life series cannot be bent to heroic gestures, powerful polemic or excited sensation; but it lends itself to reflectiveness, irony and quiet subversion. The series carries with them an alternating current, a constantly reversing flow from one polarity to another; from stillness to movement, from sturdiness to fragility, from permanence to impermanence; from monochrome to color and from light to shade. The concept of ‘still’ and ‘life’ may themselves also be opposites. The dialogues of opposites extend indefinitely and invite each viewer to arrive at his/her meaning. Still/Life questions the notion that still life is a sedate and traditional form of expression.


Biodata

Jason Lim

Education

1992 Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Central St Martins College of Art & Design, London, England.
2003 Master of Fine Art
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne, Australia

Artist-in-Residency Programs
1998 ARCUS Project
Moriya, Japan.
2001 Europees Keramisch Work Centrum
‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
2003 University of Southern Queensland
Toowoonmba, Australia.
2005 PVA LabCulture Singapore 2005
Spell#7, Singapore.
2006 Vermont Studio Center – Freeman Fellowship
Johnson, Vermont, USA
PVA MediaLab
Bridport, England

Solo Exhibitions

2001 Recent Works.
The Substation Gallery, Singapore. Supported by National Arts Council and Lee Foundation.
Ten Wasted Years
Gajah Gallery, Singapore.
2003 Hybrid – recent ceramics
Gajah Gallery, Singapore.
New Drawings
Gajah Gallery, Singapore.
Toowoomba Relics
Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane, Australia. Supported by National Arts Council, Lee Foundation, University of Southern Queensland, Institute of Modern Art and Crafts Queensland.
Relics
Taksu Gallery, Singapore.
2005 Fruits of Labour
La Libreria and Studio Miu, Singapore. Supported by National Arts Council.
2008 Still/Life
Post-Museum, Singapore. Supported by National Arts Council

Groups Exhibitions

1992 Final Pieces
Bridge Gallery, London, England.
Sorting out the pieces
Drew Gallery, Canterbury, England.
1993 Sony Art
Scotts Isetan, Singapore. Organized by The Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped and sponsored by Sony Pte Ltd.
2nd Sculpture Seminar
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Singapore. Organized by artist Tang Da Wu and National Art Gallery.
1993/4 A.G.A. – Artists General Assembly
Fifth Passage Gallery, Singapore. Organized by The Artists Village and Fifth Passage Limited.
1994 Our place in Time
The Substation Gallery, Singapore. Organized by The Substation and supported by National Arts Council.
Installations
LaSalle-SIA Gallery, Singapore. Organized by Jason Lim.
Faculty
LaSalle-SIA Gallery, Singapore. Organized by LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts.
The Great Singapore Kitsch Show.
LaSalle-SIA Gallery, Singapore. Organized by LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts.
New Criteria III – Three Tons of Clay (collaboration with artist Ng Siew Kuan.)
The Substation Gallery, Singapore. Organized and curated by The Substation.
A Flog of Birdies (collaboration with artist Vincent Leow)
Black Box, TheaterWorks, Singapore.
Fighting The Universal Spiders – Some spiders just wanna have fun (collaboration with artist Vincent Leow)
A & O Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Curated by Andrea Weiner. Supported by National Arts Council.
1995 Arcus Project – Open Studio Show
Moriya, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Organized by Wacoal Art Center and the Government of Ibaraki Prefecture Supported by the Government of Ibaraki Prefecture Government and Japan Foundation.
Tour de Art lah! – Art Bus Project
Singapore Arts Festival, Fringe event. Organized by The Artists Village and supported by National Arts Council.
1st Asian Performance Art Exhibition
Neon Hall, Nagano and Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Organized and curated by artist Seiji Shimoda.
1996 $300 Show – inaugural exhibition of UTOPIA Gallery
UTOPIA Gallery, Singapore. Organized by UTOPIA.
Selections
UTOPIA Gallery, Singapore. Organized by UTOPIA.
Expression
Millennia Walk, Singapore. Organized by Pontiac Marina Pte Ltd and curated by UTOPIA.
“Moon & Star” Show
UTOPIA Gallery, Singapore. Organized by UTOPIA.
1997 Singapore Art ’97
Singapore International Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore. Organized by National Arts Council.
Art Power – The Substation Endowment Fund Exhibition
Chadwell House, Singapore. Organized by The Substation.
1998 All Must Go!
The Substation Gallery, Singapore. Organized by artist Jason Lim
1998/9 ARX 5 – Artists Regional Exchange 5
Singapore Hong Kong and Australia. Organized by Artists Regional Exchange, Singapore Art Museum, Center for the Arts, Hong Kong University for Science and Technology, Hong Kong Arts Center and Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture.
1999 Praxis – faculty show
Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore. Organized by Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts.
New Faces of Art in Asia
BWA Galeria Grodska, Lublin, Galeria Dzialan, Warsaw and Panstwowa Galeria Sztuki, Sopot, Poland. Curated by artist Ian Swidzinski. Supported by Lee Foundation.
Festival de Geister – Sprits Dusting For Dummies (collaboration with artists Jeremy Hiah and Lam Hoi Lit)
Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany. Curated by Ms Charlotte Breinersdorf and Ms Heike Gaessler, Supported by Kunsthaus Tacheles and National Arts Council.
Provocative Things – inaugural exhibition of Sculpture Square.
Sculpture Square, Curated by T.K. Sabapathy.
Nokia Art ’99
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore. Supported by National Arts Council and organized by Singapore Art Museum, National Arts Council and National Heritage Board.
Asiatopia II –Asian Performance Art Festival
Bangkok, Thailand. Curated by artist Chumpon Apisuk, organized by JAXPA and supported by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.
5th Baguio Arts Festival
Baguio City, The Philippines. Organized by Baguio Arts Guild and curated by artist Santiago Bose.
1999/2000 Post-Ulu
The Substation, Singapore. Organized by The Artist Village and supported by National Arts Council, Lee Foundation and The Substation.
2000 JIPAF 2000 – Jakarta International Performance Festival
Theater Utan Kayu, Jakarta, Indonesia. Organized by artist Arahmaiani and Theater Utan Kayu and supported by Japan Foundation.
Asian Art Festival
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan. Organized and supported
by Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.
AIM – Artists Investigating Monument
Sir Stamford Raffles Landing Site, Singapore. Organized by The Artists Village and supported by Lee Foundation.
Imagined Boundaries – Looking at New Model Communities.
Marine Parade Community Club, Singapore. Organized and supported by The Necessary Stage.
8th International Performance Art Festival – “Castle of Imagination”
Baltic Art Gallery, Ustka, “Rondo” Theater, Slupsk, “Laznia” Contemporary Art Center, Gdansk, Galeria Bieska BWA, Biesko-Biala, Poland. Curated by artist Wladyslaw Kazmierczak and supported by Lee Foundation, Bureau of Artistic Exhibition in Slupsk, “Laznia” Center for Contemporary Art in Gdansk & Council of Pomerania in Gdansk, Poland.
Festival Fort Sztuki 2000
Sytuacji Theater, Krakow, Poland. Organized by artist Artur Tajber.
Cabaret – Open Audition
The Substation Garden, Singapore. Organized by Jason Lim and supported by The Substation.
Recent Acquisition
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore. Organized by Joanna Lee
Waterloo Arts Alive! – Jason & Friends
Sculpture Square, Singapore. Organized by Jason Lim and supported by Sculpture Square and National Arts Council.
2001 MFA – Work in Process
Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore. Organized by LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts.
European Ceramics Work Center – Studio Presentation
‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Supported by EKWC, Lee Foundation and National Arts Council.
2002 The Round Show
Sculpture Square, Singapore. Organized by Sculpture Society, Sculpture Square and Lee Foundation.
ARTSingapore – The Contemporary Asian Art Fair
Singapore International Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore. Organized by Art Galleries Association (Singapore).
New Works by 7 Contemporary Artists
ARTMotion Gallery, Singapore. Organized by Jose Tay.
BEAUTY Show
Utterly Art Exhibition Space, Singapore. Organized by The Artists Village and supported by Lee Foundation and National Arts Council.
Asiatopia 4 – International Performance Festival
Santichaiprakarn, Bangkok and Chiang Mai University Art Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Curated by artists Chumpon Apisuk (Bangkok) and Padyunmgsak Kotchasumrog (Chiang Ma). Supported by Rockefeller Foundation, Hjeimnricjh Boll Foundation, Goethe Institut, Bangkok.
2003 Resolution – a fresh start with Art
Sculpture Square, Singapore. Organized and curated by Sculpture Square.
MFA – Work in Progress 5
Earl Lu Gallery, LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.
Performance Nuuk 2003 – Wolves and the Winter
Katuaq Cultural Center, Nuuk, Greenland and Knud Rasmussenip Hojskolia, Sisimiut, Greenland. Organized by Jessie Kleemann and supported by National Arts Council and Lee Foundation
Big and small works Show
Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore.
Future of Imagination – live art meeting
The Substation Gallery, Singapore. Organized by artist Lee Wen and The Artists Village. Supported by National Arts Council and Lee Foundation.
Artist in Residence Project.
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. Supported by National Arts Council, Lee Foundation and University of Southern Queensland.
MFA Graduation Show
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
Bilateral Bonds
Taksu Gallery, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Toowoomba Relics
Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane. Supported by National Arts Council and Crafts Queensland.
2004 Material Matters
Arts House Gallery (TOPH), Singapore. Curated by Ms Lindy Poh.
LaSalle School
Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore. Organized by LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts.
Relics
Taksu Gallery, Singapore.
Singapore Contemporary Ceramics, Art Seasons, Singapore.
ArtSingapore 2004 – Contemporary Asian Art Fair
Singapore International Convention hall, Singapore.
Duet – collaboration with Zai Kuning, kAI, Zul Mahmod
Studio19, Singapore.
Duet Dua – collaboration with Zai Kuning, kAI, Zul Mahmod
The Substation Gallery, Singapore.
Red String– collaboration with Andrée Weschler & Neng Mohd Sa’at.
Front Room Gallery, Singapore.
What do you want to eat? 1& 2 – collaboration with Juliana Yasin, Zul Mahmod, kAI and Cassandra Schultz.
p-10, Singapore. Organized by Jason Lim and p-10.
Black & White
Art Forum Gallery, Singapore. Curated by Michelle Chin.
Ngee Ann 3D Art Exhibition
Ngee Ann Cultural Center, Singapore.
Lim Dim – Vietnam performance art event
Goethe Institut & British Council, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Si Woof Woof – collaboration with Katak Kundung
Guinness Theater, The Substation. Supported by National Arts Council, The Arts Fund, The Substation.
Future of Imagination 2 – International Performance Art Event
Sculpture Square, Singapore. Organized by Lee Wen & Jason Lim. Supported by national Arts Council, Sculpture Square and Singapore Tourism Board.
2005 Mosaic Festival – Swimming With Sweaty Palms
Front Courtyard, The Esplanade. Supported by The Esplanade.
NIPAF 05 –12th Nippon International Performance Art Festival
Tokyo, Aichi, Kyoto and Nagano, Japan. Supported by National Arts Council.
Electric Renaissance
Kaufhaus Am Markt, Halle, Germany. Supported by National Arts Council, Federal Cultural Foundation and Prohelvetia Swiss Funding.
Iforum – a new level of creativity
Ngee Ann City, Singapore.
STOPOVER – Japan/Singapore Performance Art Meeting
Front Room Gallery, Singapore. Supported by National Arts Council and Front Room Gallery. Organized by Jason Lim.
PVA LabCulture Singapore 2005
Spell#7, Singapore. Supported by The Substation, National Arts Council and British Arts Council.
Si Woof Woof Revisited – collaboration with Katak Kudung
The Esplanade, Singapore. Supported by The Esplanade and The Arts Fund.
Singapore Art ‘05
Singapore Management University, Singapore. Organized by Sculpture Square.
2006 Wolves in winter
South London Gallery, London. England
Live Art Presentation at PVA MediaLab,
Bridport, England
Satu Kali – first performance art symposium, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Future Of Imagination 3 – international performance art event.
Ceramics Beyond Borders – Singapore/Japan Show, National
Library, Singapore.
Displaced – Bandung/Singapore Video Art
Bandung, Indonesia and Singapore.
Live Art at Studio19
Studio19, Singapore

2007 52nd Venice Biennale
Palazzo Castelli Franchetti, Venice, Italy. Supported by National Arts Council.
4th World Ceramics Biennale
World Ceramics and Exhibition Foundation, Incheon, Korea. Supported by National Arts Council.
Ensemble of Men
Matacuna 100, Santiago, Chile. Supported by National Arts Council.
Blow! 2
Solo Performance Presentation at Koln and Ilsede, Germany. Organized and supported by Boris Nieslony and Helge Meyer.
Singapore Art Exhibition,
Singapore Art Museum. Organized by National Arts Council and Singapore Art Museum.
Future of Imagination 4
73-12, Singapore. Organized by Lee Wen, supported by National Arts Council, Arts Fund and TheaterWorks.
Vital 07 – International Chinese Live Art Festival, The Essence of Performance.
Chinese Arts Center, Manchester, U.K.
Vital Bodies – performance art conference.
Liverpool John Moore University, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Long Action
Ville de Sete, France. Organized by Jonas Stampe.
Another Dharma – Stairwell Project,
Commissioned by Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Labyrinth
Art and Knowledge Gallery, Beijing, China
Still/Life, ceramics installation.
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
2008 Art In Action International Encounter
Queen Sofia Art Center and Museum, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Bartolome Ferrando.
Beast, Breast and Beauty
Alliance Francaise, Singapore.
2008 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale
Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Sydney Meyer Ceramics Awards
Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Australia.
Kiet Noi – Singapore/ Vietnam performance art exchange.
Singapore Management University and Post-Museum, Singapore. Organized by Singapore Art Museum, Co-coordinated by Lee Wen and Jason Lim.
Blow! 5, performance art event.
Ilsede and Hildesheim, Germany . Organized by Dr. Helge Meyer
Performatica 08
Foligno, Casa Verde and Rome, 26cc Gallery, Italy. Organized b Myriam Laplante.
3D Art Exhibition
Ngee Ann Kongxi Gallery, Ngee Ann Kong Xi Cultural Center, Singapore.
Infr’action 08 – international performance art festival.
Sete, France. Curated by Jonas Stampe.
Up-On 08, International performance art festival.
Chengdu and Xian, China. Curated by Lee Wen.
6th Dadao, Live Art Festival.
Shanghai and Beijing, China, Curated by Shu Yang.
7a11d, International Festival of Performance Art.
Toronto, Canada. Curated by Paul Coulliard
The Future of Imagination 5 – International Performance Art Event.
Sculpture Square, Singapore. Curated by Lee Wen and Jason Lim.
10th Asiatopia – International Performance Art Festival
Bangkok Cultural and Art Center, Thailand.
2009 At Home Abroad
8Q (SAM), Singapore. Curated by Ms Joyce Fan
Psychobbable – 3 days solo performance art presentation
Sculpture Square, Singapore. Supported by Sculpture Square and National Arts Council.
Praxis – Inauguration show of new art gallery
The Art Gallery, Nationlal Institute of Education, Singapore.
PALA – Performance Art Laboratory
Bali, Indonesia. Supported by National Arts Council
Undisclosed Territories #3 – performance art event
Padepokan Lemah Putih, Solo, Indonesia. Supported by National Arts Council
Around – Sound Art Festival
Lamma Island, Hong Kong. Curated by Ms Yeung Yang.
Infr’action Paris
Paris, France. Curated by Jonas Stampe and Nadia Capitaine
Liveaction Gothenberg 09
Museum of World Culture, Gothenberg, Sweden.
Infr’action Paris
Centre Culture Suedoise, Paris, France.
Rasa Aksi/Taste of Action – Performance Art Meeting
Performance Art Space-Culture Center, Lublin, Poland.
Momentum 4– Platform for Performance Art
Bains:Connective, Bruxelles, Belgium.
Form & Re-form
Ngee Ann Kongxi Gallery, Singapore
Air-conditioned Recession: a Singapore survey
Valentine Willie Fine Art Galley, Singapore.
Singapore Art Show
Singapore Art Museum Singapore.
The Next Chapter – Forays into LaSalle’s Permanent Collection
Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, LaSalle College of the Arts.
Transitions – The Sacred, The Pragmatic, The Artistic
Sculpture Square, Singapore.
Nature Borne- A Korea & Singapore Joint Sculpture Exhibition,
Singapore Botanical Garden, Singapore.

Press coverage on exhibitions and artist

1994 Three Tons of Clay, Lianhe Zaobao, 9th Jul 1994.
A.G.A. – Artists General Assembly, Lianhe Zaobao, 18th Jan 1994.
ARCUS Project, exhibition catalogue.
1995 A Flog of Birdies, Lianhe Zaobao, 3rd Mar 1995.
A Flog of Birdies, The Straits Times, Life! 3rd Mar 1995.
New Criteria III, exhibition catalogue.
New Criteria III, May/Jun, Substation News.
New Criteria III, The Straits Times, Life! 6th May 1995.
Art in Tokyo, exhibition catalogue.
UTOPIA, Lianhe Zaobao.
Fresh Direction, ID Magazine, Aug 19th-Sept 8th 1996.
Tour de Art lah! The Straits Times, Life! 3rd Mar 1996.
Tour de Art lah! Lianhe Zabao, 1st Jun 1996.
Moon & Star Show, The Straits Times, Life 9th Aug 1996.
Moon & Star Show, The Business Times, Lifestyle, 9th Aug 1996.
1997 The Absence of a Unifying Vision, The Arts News magazine of India, Vol. 3 issue1.
A Global City of the Arts, Art in America, Dec 1997.
Poetry in Motion, The Straits Times, Life! 3rd Mar 1997.
NIPAF 97, festival; catalogue.
1998 Satirical Art, The Straits Times, Life! 16th Oct 1998.
All Must Go! The Straits Times, Life! 24th Dec 1998.
Hot House Conditions, RealTime, 28th Dec-Jan 1998.
ARX 5 – Artists Regional Exchange 5, exhibition catalogue.
1999 New Faces of Art in Asia, exhibition catalogue.
Mind of Their Own, Asian Art News Mar/Apr, 1999.
Misunderstanding Art, Art in Asia Pacific, issue 23.
Process and Politics, Art In Asia Pacific, issue 23.
Asiatopia 2, festival catalogue.
City/Community: Singapore Art Today, Nokia Singapore Art 1999 catalogue.
Polipolis, exhibition catalogue.
Having a He-arty Time, The Straits Times, Life! 28th Aug, 2000.
2000 JIPAF 2000, festival catalogue.
Provocative Things, exhibition catalogue.
Asian Performance Artists 2000, catalogue.
Sculpture for All, World Sculpture News, Vol 6, No.1, Winter, 2000
Playing Hide and Seek, d magazine, Vol. 5, no. 2, 2000.
AIM – Artists Investigating Monument, exhibition catalogue.
2001 Engaging art in the community, ish-fragment from an urbanscape 2.2.
Castle of Imagination, Exit, New Art in Poland, no. 4(44), 2001.
No Shocks, just lots of fun, The Straits Times, Life! 9th Dec 2001
2002 Jason Lim solo exhibition, Lianhe Zhaobao, zbNOW, 24th Jun, 2002.
Don’t call him a potter, The Straits Times. Life! 6th May 2002
On a fresh trail, Business Times, What’s in style, 20th-21st Apr 2002.
Rise and Fall of a Retrospective Empire, Voyeur, Mar 2002
The Wasted Years, exhibition catalogue.
Recent Works – a solo exhibition by Jason Lim, The Arts Magazine, Mar-Apr, 2002.
Recent Works -Jason Lim, exhibition catalogue.
2003 The Future of Imagination – a live art meeting, event program.
The Art of Jason Lim – ceramics sculptor, exhibition essay.
Home is where the Art is, The Straits Times, Life! 9th Aug 2003.
Jason Lim : Hybrid – recent ceramics, eyeline, Contemporary Visual Arts Magazine, Autumn : Winter, 2003.
Hybrid – recent ceramics by Jason Lim, exhibition catalogue.
Jason Lim solo exhibition- ceramics is also sculpture, Lianhe Zhaobao, zbNOW, 20th Mar 2003.
Visiting Friends can be Boring, The Arts Magazine, Mar-Apr, 2003.
Performance Art Makes a Return, Straits Times, Life! 28th Nov, 2003.
Coming in from the cold, Executive Lifestyle, The Business Times, 28th Nov 2003.
Clearing the dark clouds, zbNow, Lianhe Zaobao, 28th Nov. 2003.
NAC lifts rule on scriptless art forms, Straits Times, Life! 28th Nov., 2003.
2004 Relics, exhibition catalogue.
LaSalle School, exhibition catalogue.
Future Of Imagination 2, event brochure.
Persembahan ikut rentak naluri, Berita Harian, dunia seni, 6th May 2004.
2005 NIPAF 05, catalogue
Art at Oriental, Business Times, 8th April 2005.
Electric Renaissance, exhibition catalogue.
2006 Enduring Passion for Clay, The Business Times, 23rd December 2006.
Good Enough to Eat, zbNow, Lianhe Zaoboa, 19th Dec 2006.
2007 Setting Style Over Time, Venice Biennale, ish, 8.2, 2007
Sculpting a new era in ceramics in Singapore, ish, 8.2, 2007.
Singapore showcases its artists, International Herald Tribune, 20th July 2007.
A Festival to develop Singapore’s art vision, NY Times, 25th July 2007.
Opening day comes down in a heap, Roanoke.com, 28th June 2007.
Venice Biennale 3, Arts Fair International, 28th June 2007.
The Art of the Matter, ChannelNewsAsia.com, 28th, June 2007.
Singapore Pavilion at Venice Biennale gets good review, ChannelNewsAsia.com, 28th, June 2007.
Figment, Fiction and Fantasies, 52nd Venice Biennale catalogue, 2007.
L’Uomo Vogue, May-June issue, 2007.
Joining the Big League, The Peak, Vol. 23, No. 6, 2007.
Ceramics, Skin of Asia, 4th World Ceramics Biennale catalogue, 2007.
Home and away, Time Out Singapore, May 2007.
Venice Calling, Life! Straits Times, 26th April 2007.
Biennale art piece veiled, 24th May 2007.
Smashing Start in Venice, 9 June 2007.
The Venice Four, Today, 1st February 2007.
Four to Show at Venice Biennale, Life! Straits Times, 31st January, 2007.
V Days, Singapore gets Fantastical in Venice, Today, 1st February 2007
Voting for Art, The Straits Times, 3rd August, 2007
Singapur zu Besuch in Venedig – Vorisicht zerbrechlich, Impulse, The magazine for German speaking community in Singapore, June, 2007.
Broken art is a smash hit, Life! Straits Times, 15th November 2007.
2008 Encuentro Internacional el arte es accion, DVD.
Presented by the Ministry of Culture, Spain.
Infr’action 08 – festival international d’art performance catalogue.
7a 11d – exhibition catalogue
Vital – International live artists of Chinese descent
Blow! 5 – Performance Art encounter between Singapore and Germany, event catalogue
Feats of Clay, Life! Straits Times, 31st January 2008
2009 Artistic Homecoming, Life!, Straits Times,7th March, 2009
Christie’s homes in on local artists, Life!, Straits Times, 16th April, 2009
South East Asian Modern and Contemporary Art, Christie’s,,Hong Kong, 24th May, 2009
At Home Abroad, exhibition catalogue, Singapore Art Museum
The Next Chapter – Forays into LaSalle’s permanent collection, exhibition catalogue.

Work experiences

1992-1999 Part-time lecturer, LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts. Taught 3D Studies, Drawing, Sculpture and Painting to Foundation and Diploma levels students.
1997 External examiner for Undergraduate Fine Arts students in LaSalle-SIA
College of the Arts.
1998 External Examiner for Undergraduate Fine Arts students in LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts.
1994-2004 Conducted various workshops in Installation Art and Ceramics in Hai Sing Catholic High, Naval Base Secondary School, Cedar Girls’ School, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, East Cluster Art Group at Siglap Secondary School.
1995-2004 Sculpture Walk tour guide for National Arts Council, Art Enrichment
Program.
2001–2003 Conducted Performance workshop to Undergraduate Fine Arts students
in LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts.
2003–2005 Part-time lecturer with National Institute of Education. Taught Sculptures to students in Diploma in Education Level and Sculpture as General Elective subject to students from National Institute of Education and Nanyang Technological University.
Artist talk and clay workshop with trainee art teachers at University of Hildeshiem, Germany.
Artist talk, Jalan Bahar Clay Studio, Singapore.
2008 Jason Lim on Jason Lim, Artist talk at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
2009 Performance workshop with BA Students, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
Teaching Ceramics as general elective subject to National Institute of Education and Nanyang Technological University students.
Artist talk at Rorstand, Sweden

Collections

Singapore Art Museum
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts
INSEAD
Keppel Energy Pte Ltd
Keppel Corporation Ltd
Wingtai Pte Ltd
Sentosa Development Pte Ltd
Mandarin Oriental Hotel (Singapore)
New Majestic Hotel (Singapore)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Singapore Embassies in Japan, Cambodia and Switzerland)
World Ceramics and Exposition Foundation, Korea
Ascendas (Singapore)
Mapletree Investment Pte Ltd
And in numerous private collections

Biography

Jason Lim was born in Singapore in 1966. Lim’s repertoire of works encompasses ceramics, video art, installation art and performance art. He has been invited to present performance art in more than 16 countries. Lim has organized and created various platforms for alternative art practitioners to meet and collaborate. He was co-Artistic Director of Future of Imagination 2 & 5, an international performance art meeting held in Singapore in 2004 and 2008 respectively. In 2007, Lim presented his work, Walking Sticks, at the 4th World Ceramics Biennale in Korea winning the Juror’s Prize. In the same year, Lim also presented Just Dharma and Light Weight at the Singapore Pavilion in the 52nd Venice Biennale. In 2008, his Yingge Dharma was shortlisted for the Grand Prize in the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale.

About Jason Lim by Louise Stern, 2006

When a word is repeated, it loses its meaning and becomes merely a sound. Every day we repeat our motions, walking to and from the loo, staring off transfixed into space after feeding the cat, serving a cup of tea. The tracks of our motions would become congealed if we left a gleaming slimy snail trail after us. The tracks would build up till they became neat rows of rounded and lumpy forms, like Jason Lim’s ceramics.

As a performance artist and ceramicist, Lim jumps back and forth. Sometimes he chooses to embody the repetition, and sometimes he makes the forms himself.

The forms of Lim’s ceramics are everything that is yet to come, that already is, that will never be, that is in Singapore and not there and that is in his body when he performs. They are all the same in their difference, all showing the meaning that comes and goes and the ridiculous task of trying to find it and pin it down. The ceramics move and at the same time are still. The repetition allows for that, the rows of lines or warts giving the viewer the choice of staying on one of the spheres, climbing into it, or moving on to the next.

The maker of the ceramics shows himself in the same light as one of these clay warts in his performance and video work. A recent Singapore Lab 2005 video loop shows the turning on and off of a faucet. In the same year, a performance at Tokyo’s Out Lounge Gallery sees Lim dismantling a broom made out of reeds bunched together. From a neat group they become neat symmetrical lines on the floor next to Lim. Always he surrounds himself and his work with things happening again and again, either motions or objects or lines.

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