1966, Singapore. Jason Lim's practice encompasses ceramics, performance art, sound and video art.
The forms of Lims 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.
1995 ARCUS Project,Moriya, Japan.
2001 Europees Keramisch Work Centrum, s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
2002 University of Southern Queensland, Toowoonmba, Australia.
2006 Vermont Studio Center Freeman Fellowship. Johnson, Vermont, USA. PVA MediaLab. Bridport, England.
2002 Recent Works. The Substation Gallery, Singapore. 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. 2004 Relics, Taksu Gallery, Singapore. 2005 Fruits of Labour La Libreria and Studio Miu, Singapore. 2008 Still/Life, Post Museum, Singapore.
1992 Final Pieces, Bridge Gallery, London, England. Sorting out the pieces, Drew Gallery, Canterbury, England.
1993 Sony Art, Scotts Isetan, Singapore. 2nd Sculpture Seminar, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Singapore.
1993/4 A.G.A. Artists General Assembly, Fifth Passage Gallery, Singapore.
1994 Our place in Time, The Substation Gallery, Singapore. Installations, LaSalle-SIA Gallery, Singapore. Faculty, LaSalle-SIA Gallery, Singapore. The Great Singapore Kitsch Show, LaSalle-SIA Gallery, Singapore. New Criteria III Three Tons of Clay (collaboration with artist Ng Siew Kuan.), The Substation Gallery, Singapore. 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),Berlin, Germany.
1995 Arcus Project - Open Studio Show, Moriya, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Tour de Art lah! Art Bus Project, Singapore Arts Festival, Fringe event. 1st Asian Performance Art Exhibition, Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
1997 Singapore Art 97, Singapore International Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore. Art Power The Substation Endowment Fund Exhibition, Chadwell House, Singapore.
1998 All Must Go! The Substation Gallery, Singapore.
1998/9 ARX 5 Artists Regional Exchange 5, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.
1999 Praxis faculty show. Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore. New Faces of Art in Asia. BWA Galeria Grodska, Lublin, Galeria Dzialan, Warsaw and Panstwowa Galeria Sztuki, Sopot, Poland. Festival de Geister Sprits Dusting For Dummies. Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany. Provocative Things, Sculpture Square, Singapore. Nokia Art 99, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore. Asiatopia II Asian Performance Art Festival, Bangkok, Thailand. 5th Baguio Arts Festival, Baguio City, The Philippines.
1999/2000 Post-Ulu, The Substation, Singapore.
2000 JIPAF 2000 - Jakarta International Performance Festival, Theater Utan Kayu, Jakarta, Indonesia. Asian Art Festival, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan. AIM Artists Investigating Monument, Sir Stamford Raffles Landing Site, Singapore. Imagined Boundaries Looking at New Model Communities, Marine Parade Community Club, Singapore. 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. Festival Fort Sztuki 2000 Sytuacji Theater, Krakow, Poland. Cabaret Open Audition, The Substation Garden, Singapore. Recent Acquisition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore. Waterloo Arts Alive! Jason & Friends, Sculpture Square, Singapore.
2001 MFA Work in Process, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore. European Ceramics Work Center Studio Presentation, s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
2002 The Round Show, Sculpture Square, Singapore. ARTSingapore The Contemporary Asian Art Fair, Singapore International Exhibition and Convention Center, Singapore. New Works by 7 Contemporary Artists, ARTMoTion Gallery, Singapore. BEAUTY Show, Utterly Art, Singapore. Asiatopia 4 International Performance Festival Santichaiprakarn, Bangkok and Chiang Mai University Art Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
2003 Resolution a fresh start with Art, Sculpture Square, Singapore. 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. Big and small works Show, Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore. Future of Imagination live art meeting, The Substation Gallery, Singapore. Artist in Residence Project, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. MFA Graduation Show, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Bilateral Bonds, Taksu Gallery, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Toowoomba Relics, Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane.
2004 Material Matters, Arts House Gallery, Singapore. LaSalle School, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore. Relics, Taksu Gallery, Singapore. Singapore Contemporary Ceramics, Art Seasons, Singapore. ArtSingapore 2004 Contemporary Asian Art Fair, Singapore International Covetion hall, Singapore. Duet, Studio19, Singapore. Duet Dua, The Substation Gallery, Singapore. Red String collaboration with Andre Weschler & Neng Mohd Saat, Front Room Gallery, Singapore. What do you want to eat? 1& 2, p-10, Singapore. Black & White, Art Forum Gallery, Singapore. 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, Guiness Theater, The Substation. Future of Imagination 2 International Performance Art Event, Sculpture Square, Singapore.
2005 Mosiac festival - Swimming With Sweaty Palms, Front Courtyard, The Esplanade. NIPAF 05 12th Nippon International Performance Art Festival, Tokyo, Aichi, Kyoto and Nagano, Japan. Electric Renaissance, Kaufhaus Am Markt, Halle, Germany. Iforum a new level of creativity, Ngee Ann City, Singapore. STOPOVER Japan/Singapore Performance Art Meeting, Front Room Gallery, Singapore. PVA LabCulture Singapore 2005, Spell#7, Singapore. Si Woof Woof Revisited collaboration with Katak Kudung, The Esplanade, Singapore. Singapore Art 05, Singapore Management University, Singapore.
2006 Wolves in Winter, South London Gallery, London. England. Live Art Presentation at PVA MediaLab, Bridport, England Satu Kali, Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia Future Of Imagination 3 international performance art event, Sculpture Square Singapore. Ceramics Beyond Borders, National Library, Singapore. Displaced Bandung/Singapore Video Art Bandung, Indonesia and Singapore. Live Art at Studio19, Studio19, Singapore.
2007 52th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Castelli Franchetti, Venice, Italy. 4th World Ceramics Biennale, World Ceramics and Exhibition Foundation, Incheon, Korea. Ensemble of Men, Matacuna 100, Santiago, Chile. Blow! 2, Solo Performance Presentation at Koln and Ilsede, Germany. Singapore Art Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum. Future of Imagination 4, 73-12, Singapore. Vital 07 International Chinese Live Art Festival, The Essence of Performance, Chinese Arts Center, Manchester, U.K. Long Action, Sete, France. Another Dharma Stairwell Project , 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. 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. Blow! 5, performance art event, Ilsede and Hildesheim, Germany Performatica 08, Fuligno and Rome, Italy. 3D Art Exhibition, Ngee Ann Kongxi Gallery, Ngee Ann Kong Xi Cultural Center, Singapore. Infraction 08 international performance art festival, Sete, France. Up-On 08, International performance art festival, Chengdu and Xian, China. 6th Dadao, Live Art Festival. Shanghai and Beijing, China, 7a11d, International Festival of Performance Art, XSPACE, Toronto, Canada. The Future of Imagination 5 International Performance Art Event, Sculpture Square, Singapore. 10th Asiatopia International Performance Art Festival, Bangkok Cultural and Art Center, Thailand.
2009 At Home Abroad. 8Q (SAM), Singapore. Psychobbable 3 days solo performance art presentation. Sculpture Square, Singapore. Praxis Inauguration show of new art gallery The Art Gallery, National Institute of Education, Singapore. PALA - Performance Art Laboratory. Bali, Indonesia. Undisclosed Territories #3 performance art event. Padepokan Lemah Putih, Solo, Indonesia. Around Sound Art Festival Lamma Island, Hong Kong. Infraction Paris Centre Culture Suedoise, Paris, France. Liveaction Gothenberg 09 Museum of World Culture, Gothenberg, Sweden. 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 LaSalles 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. Ceramics Road of Southeast Asia Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan. Singapore International Art Fair 2009. Singapore Expo, Singapore. Christies Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong. Bone 12 international performance art festival Bern, Switzerland. Jakarta Ceramics Biennale #1 North Art Space, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2010 PALA Performance Art Laboratory. Padepokan Lemah Putih, Solo, Indonesia. Undisclosed Territories #4 Padepokan Lemah Putih, Solo, Indonesia. Future of Imagination 6 International Performance Art Meeting Sculpture Square, Singapore. La-bas Biennale Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland Asian Body and Beyond Moderna Dansteatern, Stockholm, Sweden. Friktioner/Friction Festival - International Performance Art Festival. Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden. 9th Turbine Giswil international performance art festival Giswil, Switzerland. Rencontre internationale dart performance de Qubec (RIAP) Quebec City, Canada.