Hings Lim is an interdisciplinary artist working in a range of mediums including video, image, object, performance, and situation. His process-oriented practice often probes the performativity of things to allude to the notion of becoming and in-betweenness. Coming from Southeast Asia, his work reflects the underlying multiplicities of his cultural background as a Malaysian of Chinese descent.

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.

EDUCATIONS
CurrentPerformance Studies Graduate Certificate, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States.
CurrentMaster 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
2021Don't Look Now, Human Resources, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Wonderland, EPOCH Gallery, www.epoch.gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States.
2020In Cahoots, UTA Artist Space, www.utaartistspace.com, 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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PERFORMANCES & SCREENINGS
2021Come a Little Closer, 18@Home, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, California, United States. (January 14, 2021, 5pm-6:30pm PST)
2018Feast, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor, Malaysia. (August 31, 2018)

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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