Kim Lim

Born 1936 | Singapore
Lived and worked London, Died 1997

Kim Lim, who was born in Singapore and later immigrated to the United Kingdom, produced sculptures and works on paper that explored various possibilities of abstraction. The 14th Gwangju Biennale provides an overview of Lim’s practice through an arrangement of her sculptures in plaster, bronze, marble, and wood, as well as prints and paper cut-outs. Through a selection of works that shows the variations of geometric motifs in different forms and materials, the collection of works seeks to point to the ways in which Lim’s artistic language was formulated. The display also sheds light on Lim’s transnational worldview that preceded discourses on globalisation at the end of the 20th century, as a model of ‘planetary perspective’ that foregrounds the Biennale.

Kim Lim, Installation view, 14th Gwangju Biennale (2023). Image courtesy Gwangju Biennale Foundation. Photo: glimworkers