Stealing the trapeze

Stealing the trapeze 2016  Courtesy of the artist


Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
8F Gallery B


Born 1973 in Singapore
Based in Singapore

An athlete who has competed in sailing events including the Olympics, Charles Lim Yi Yong has a wealth of knowledge and experience of the sea and marine environment. In 2005 he began exhibiting works from the series Sea State, an examination of Singaporean society, political situation, biosphere, and environment from multiple perspectives through the lens of the sea. Sea State is an ongoing series that has been exhibited at many international shows including Manifesta 7 (Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 2008), and a comprehensive overview of the series thus far was featured in the Singapore Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). He also participated in dOCUMENTA 11 (Kassel, Germany, 2002) as a member of the artist collective “”.