2001 BA Fine Art Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design, (1st class honours) class of 2001 London
In Search of Raffles’ Light, NX Gallery, NUS Museum, Singapore
Rendez-vous 13, Institut D’Art Contemporain, France
SEA STATE 2: as evil disappears, Future Perfect, Singapore
The Singapore Show: Future Proof, Singapore Art Museum at 8Q, Singapore
Singapore Biennale – Open House 2011, Old Kallang Airport, Singapore
Biennale Cuvee – Weltauswahl der Gegenwartskunst, O.K. Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz, Austria
Shanghai Biennale – Translocalmotion 2008 BARNACLE 1: “it’s not that I forgot, but rather I chose not to mention”, AIVA, Japan
MANIFESTA 7 European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Trentino, Italy
Islanded: Contemporary Art from New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington
“Singapore Open Nature”, NTT Inter Communication Center, Tokyo, Japan
“Space and Shadow”, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany
President’s Young Talents Award, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
“Gravity: MAAP in Singapore”, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
tsunamii.net Documenta 11, Binding Brewery, Kassel, Germany
“Cyberarts: Intersections of Art and Technology”, Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
“Wait for Me”, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 2002 “Lunar’s flow”, London Institute, Millbank, London, United Kingdom
The 2nd Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Media City Seoul, South Korea
“Nite-Lites”, Notting Hill Arts Club, London, United Kingdom
International Film Festival Rotterdam Official selection
Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection Documentary Shorts Competition
Beijing Independent Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival Official Selection Experimental Shorts
Hong Kong Independent short film and video Awards (IFVA) Official selection in Asian New Force competition
Venice Film Festival Official selection in Orizzonti Competition
Dubai International Film Festival Official selection in Asia Africa
Collectif Jeune Cinema, France, Official selection
Edinburgh International Film Festival Official Selection
Tribeca Film Festival in Competition International Film Festival
Rotterdam Film Festival Official Selection
Singapore Short Cuts Official Selection
2012 Qwatz, artist-in-residency program, Rome
2011 Arts Creation Fund, National Arts Council Singapore
2007-08 SCAN artist in residence, Theatreworks, Singapore
2008 AIVA residency with Japan Foundation trails Japan
2007 Mentor for DASARTS BLOCK 20, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005 10th Anniversary TheatreWorks’ FLYING CIRCUS PROJECT, The Black Box, Fort Canning Centre, Singapore
2004 Switchmedia, Chiangmai, Thailand
2002 Resident Artist, New Media, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA CCRI Resident Artist
1998 Singapore Sports Council, full scholarship to study fine art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, United Kingdom
Bobbing Buoy Films Pte. Ltd
“Experimental Innovation Award”, Beijing
Independent Film Festival “Best Experimental Short”, Nashville Film Festival
“Silver Award”, Asian New Force Category, 17th IFVA Awards, Hong Kong
“Special Mention”, Venice Film Festival Official selection in Orizzonti Competition
President’s Young Talents Award
JCCI Arts Award
Cinematographer, “Singapore Country”, short documentary directed by Wee Li Lin for NLB’s Singapore Memory Project
Cinematographer, “Let’s talk about it”, commercial directed by Wee Li Lin and written by Haresh Sharma for KKH Hospital
Art Director, “Forever”, feature film directed by Wee Li Lin, supported by the MDA’s New Feature Film Fund
Cinematographer, “Under the Sun”, video installation/short film directed by Wee Li Lin and written by Jean Tay for National Arts Council’s Arts Creation Fund
Cinematographer, “Mother’s song”, short film directed by Zippy Kimundu and written by Wee Li Lin for NYU-Tisch Asia
Bentkowska-Kafel, A., Cashen, T., and Gardiner, H., Digital Visual Culture: Theory and Practice. Chicago: Intellect Books / University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Bright, Susan. Auto Focus – The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography. Thames and Hudson, 2010.
Catching, Rebecca. “Translocal Motion Sickness: Shanghai Biennale Gone off the Rails?” in Contemporary Visual Art and Culture Broadsheet. Vol. 40.1, March 2011.
Ho, Rui An. “All the Lines Flow Out”, Cinémathéque Quarterly. Singapore: National Museum of Singapore, Oct-Dec 2012.
Leanza, Beatrice (ed). THE HUMAN FACTOR – Rethinking Relationality (or the Artist as Bricoleur). Rome: Cura Books, 2012.
Mejía, Viviana. “All the lines Flow Out” in Contemporary Visual Art and Culture Broadsheet. Vol. 40.1, March 2011.
Singapore Art Museum. “alpha 3.8: tsunamii.net translocated”, 2003.
Tan, Guo-Liang. “Charles Lim” in Singapore Biennale 2011 Open House (exhibition catalogue). Singapore: Singapore Art Museum, 2011.
Mettais, Valerie. Portraits. Palette Editions, France, 2012.
Merewether, Charles (ed). “SEA STATE 2: As Evil Disappears in “ISSUE: Land”. Annual Art Journal, Vol. 1, 2012.
Rahardjo, Jessica Anne. “Conversation with Charles Lim” in “ISSUE: Land”. Annual Art Journal, Vol. 1, 2012.