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1989 Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Based in Los Angeles, USA and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


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

SOLO EXHIBITION
2021Imperceptible: machine, animal, plant, stone, skull, Roski Mateo Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.
2016Reciprocity, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022The Tale Their Terror Tells, Lyles & King, New York, USA.
Artist and Researcher, Hoyt Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.
2021Embodied Forest, ecoartspace, www.ecoartspace.org, New Mexico, USA.
Nomad, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California, USA.
Don't Look Now, Human Resources, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Wonderland, EPOCH Gallery, www.epoch.gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA.
2020In Cahoots, UTA Artist Space, www.utaartistspace.com, Beverly Hills, California, USA.
GLAMFA 2020: Double Play, CSU Long Beach Art Galleries, Long Beach, California, USA.
2019USC Arts Showcase, Alumni Memorial Park, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.
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.

PERFORMANCES & SCREENINGS
2021Come a Little Closer, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, California, USA. (January 14, 2021)
2018Feast, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor, Malaysia. (August 31, 2018)

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

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.

PRESS
2021Stromberg, Matt. “Funny, Generous, and Honest,” Hyperallergic, July 29, 2021. https://hyperallergic.com/666107/funny-generous-honest-2021-mfawork-uc-riverside-roski/
2021"MFA Spotlgiht," Artforum International, January, 2021. https://www.artforum.com/spotlight-programs/usc-roski-school-of-art-and-design-84809
2021Lin, Rouwen. “World Bicycle Day: how pedal power has been celebrated through art in Malaysia,” The Star, June 3, 2021. https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/culture/2021/06/03/world-bicycle-day-how-pedal-power-has-been-celebrated-through-art-in-malaysia/
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. "The Wheels of Life - Hings Lim," Funds Global Asia, September, 2016. [PDF]
2016Lin, Rouwen. “Riding on an idea,” The Star, August 15, 2016. [PDF]
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
BIOGRAPHY

Hings Lim works in an expanded range of the medium that includes video, installation, sculpture, performance, simulation, and situation. His process-oriented practice probes the formation of apparatuses and addresses the multiplicities between historicity, performativity, materiality, subjectivity of things and their becoming.

Hings Lim was born in 1989 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is currently based in Los Angeles, United States. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree and the Performance Studies Graduate Certificate at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2021, as a recipient of the USC International Artist Fellowship; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia in 2012. 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. Selected group exhibitions include ‘Don’t Look Now’, Human Resources, Los Angeles; ‘Wonderland’, EPOCH Gallery, Los Angeles; ‘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.