July 2 – 10, 2021
Hings Lim is an interdisciplinary artist working in a range of mediums including video, image, object, performance, and situation. Coming from Southeast Asia, his work reflects the underlying multiplicities of his cultural background as a Malaysian of Chinese descent. His process-oriented practice often probes the performativity of things to allude to the notion of becoming and in-betweenness. His upcoming MFA thesis exhibition draws upon the idea of ghosts and explores the interrelational subjectivities that expand beyond the dialectic of self and other, human and nonhuman, culture and nature. With the questioning of technology, Lim rethinks apparatuses as ways to reveal the materiality and performativity between ritual and phantasmagoria in mediating the unfathomable past and the elusive future.
Hings Lim was born in 1989 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is currently based in Los Angeles, United States. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia. He is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree and completing the Performance Studies Graduate Certificate at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles as a recipient of the USC International Artist Fellowship. He is a recipient of the Petronas – P. Ramlee Chair’s Award in 2012 and completed the Southeast Asian Artist Residency Program at Rimbun Dahan, Selangor, Malaysia in 2018. He has had a solo exhibition at Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur. Selected group exhibitions include ‘GLAMFA 2020: Double Play’, CSU Long Beach Art Galleries, Long Beach, California; ‘Young Contemporaries Award’, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur; ‘Art Stage Singapore’, Singapore; and ‘Malaysian Art: A New Perspective’, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur. He was one of the founders of Lattalilat, a community art project, and exhibited at National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur; MIA College Gallery, Kuala Lumpur; FACA Gallery, Sarawak; and Muzium & Galeri Tengku Fauziah, Penang, Malaysia.