Hings Lim (b. 1989, Kuala Lumpur) is a process-oriented artist who addresses the interconnectivity and performativity of things. His interdisciplinary practice is reflected in a diverse use of mediums including video, image, object, performance, and situation. Often participatory, his works explore the notion of becoming and the rethink of the in-between of subjectivities.

Hings received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia. 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.

He is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles as a recipient of the USC International Artist Fellowship.

EDUCATIONS
2021Performance Studies Graduate Certificate, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States.
2021Master of Fine Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States.
2012Bachelor of Applied Arts with Honours (Fine Arts), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia.

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SOLO EXHIBITION
2016Reciprocity, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020In Cahoots: Artists and Curators at USC Roski, www.utaartistspace.com, UTA Artist Space, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
GLAMFA 2020: Double Play, CSU Long Beach Art Galleries, Long Beach, California, United States.
2019USC Arts Showcase, Alumni Memorial Park, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States.
2017Young Contemporary Award, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Art Stage Singapore, Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore.
2016Malaysian Art, A Special Preview, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Malaysian Art, A New Perspective, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Bazaar Art Jakarta 2016, Richard Koh Fine Art, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2014Portraits of the World, National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2013Portraits of the World: Life Drawing of 60 Queens by 60 Artists, National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2012 i-Arts, FACA Gallery, Sarawak, Malaysia.
2011Pra-CIPTA, FACA Gallery, Sarawak, Malaysia.

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AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2019-2021USC International Artist Fellowship, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States
2018Southeast Asian Artist Residency, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor, Malaysia.
2012Petronas – P.Ramlee Chair’s Award, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia.

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PROJECTS
2015Communication Through Arts: Let’s Create To Communicate, Lattalilat, National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2014Visual Day: Art Fun Day, Lattalilat, National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2013Rearview Forward, Lattalilat, MIA College Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2013Hari Visual:Xpressionisme, Lattalilat, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2011Visual Ethnography in Kampung Awat-awat, Lawas, Sarawak, Malaysia.
2011X-media, Lattalilat, FACA Gallery, Sarawak, Malaysia.

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PRESS
2021"MFA Spotlgiht," Artforum International, January, 2021. https://www.artforum.com/spotlight-programs/usc-roski-school-of-art-and-design-84809
2017Haridasan, Vimi. Art Republik, January 10, 2017. http://www.luxuo.com/culture/art/art-galleries-in-singapore-rfka-hosts-hings-lim-at-art-stage-singapore-2017.html
2016Qianfan, Gu. "Kuala Lumpur’s first Gallery Weekend: some Observations," randian 燃点, December 14, 2016. http://www.randian-online.com/np_review/gallery-weekend-kuala-lumpur/
2016Mitton, George. Funds Global Asia, September, 2016. http://www.fundsglobalasia.com/category/September-2016
2016Lin, Rouwen. The Star, August 15, 2016. https://www.star2.com/culture/arts/2016/08/15/this-artist-paints-using-this-wheel/
2016Bouchara, Claire. Blouin Artinfo, August 12, 2016. https://sea.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1478813/hings-lim-invites-kuala-lumpur-to-make-art-with-a-bicycle