Hazel Lim

Hometown Singapore
Lives and works
Singapore

About the artist
Hazel Lim is a visual artist with a background in painting and employs text, crafting methods and drawings to create works that delve into the production of narratives, notions of displacement, construction of histories and imaginary landscapes. In her current research on the Aesthetics of Care, Hazel is employing crafting techniques such as needlework and paper craft to investigate the utility of diagrams, image making and colour theory, whilst at the same time, interrogating the relationship of craft to the domestic and feminine.

Hazel currently leads the BA(Hons) programme in the McNally School of Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts and has taken part in exhibitions showcased in Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, Ireland, Germany, Austria, US and Vietnam. Hazel was an Associate Artist with Substation, Singapore from 2004-2012 and is one of the artists commissioned for Singapore Biennale 2013/2014 with the work entitled A Botanical and Wildlife Survey at the Singapore Peranakan Museum. She recently collaborated with her partner, Andreas Schlegel on a commissioned installation work, The Oort Cloud and the Blue Mountain for The Children Biennale 2019 at The National Gallery of Singapore, the Kinderbiënnale 2021-2022 at Groninger Museum, Netherlands and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Museum, Germany, as well as for the Singapore Art Museum: Tanjong Pagar Distripark 2022.

Education
2007-2008, Masters of Fine Arts, Open University
2002-2003, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting, with High Distinction), RMIT
1999-2002, Diploma in Fine Arts, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts
1995-1998, Bachelor of Arts, National University of Singapore

Solo Exhibition
2004
Secret Windows, The Substation Gallery, Singapore

Group Exhibitions
2022
Ephemeral: The Winston Oh Travelogue exhibition, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery and Project Space, Singapore
It Is Beautiful Because of You and Me 你我, Supper House, Singapore
Between the Covers of our Daydreams, Earl Lu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
The World is Flat After All, Supper Hhouse, Singapore
赏花, Supper House, Singapore
The Story of Calico, UltraSuperNew Gallery, Singapore

2021
Sewing Discord, Jendela Gallery, Esplanade, Singapore

2020
Stories from the Sea for Rediscover Telok Ayer Project, Singapore

2019
Planes and Envelopes, UltraSuperNew Gallery, Singapore

2018
Still Like a Hummingbird, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

2016
The Great Lubricator, Alliance Francaise Singapore
International Triennale of Extended Media, Belgrade, Serbia

2015
Looming Isles, an Opening Festival Community artwork for National Gallery Singapore

2014
Mullae-Substation Artist Cultural Exchange Exhibition, Mullae Art Space, Seoul, Korea
If the World Changed – Singapore Biennale, Peranakan Museum, Singapore

2013
Mullae-Substation Artist Cultural Exchange Exhibition, The Substation Gallery, Singapore
Etiquette III, The Substation Gallery, Singapore
If the World Changed – Singapore Biennale, Peranakan Museum, Singapore
100% Linen, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2012
Still Building-Contemporary Art from Singapore, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia
Nine +/- 1, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

2011
Etiquette II, The Substation Gallery, Singapore
NINE, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2010
Feeding Ghosts, Kitsch Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Traces II, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
The Sustainable Shop Exhibition, SMU Gallery, Singapore
NAFA-LASALLE Fine Art Staff Show, LASALLE ICA Gallery and NAFA Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Singapore
Edgeworthia Gardneri, Praxis Space, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Centre to Periphery, The Japan Creative Centre, Singapore
Etiquette, Substation Gallery, Singapore

2009
Connected:09, Pöllau, Austria
Only Breath, Café Kunst Sappho, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Home – Inaugural NUS Alumni Art Show, Shaw Foundation Alumni House, NUS, Singapore
Manifold, The Substation Gallery, Singapore

2008
SMU Arts Festival – Always Here But Not Always Present, SMU, Singapore
SCYA – Launch of website and artists works, Sculpture Square, Singapore
Flat Earth Society 0.1, The Lab Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Flat Earth Society 0.2, The Substation Gallery, Singapore

2007
The BIG Store, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Hopscotched, Jendela Gallery, Esplanade, Singapore

2006
The Vending Machine Project, Dublin, Ireland

2005
Convergence, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2004
Junction, Blue Space Contemporary Art Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Made in Singapore, Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore

2003
Philip Morris ASEAN Arts Award Exhibition, MITA Artrium, Singapore
Arts Jam – The Big Small Works Show, Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore
No Apologies (10th RMIT Bachelor of Arts Exhibition), Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore

2002
Complementary, Earl Lu Gallery II, Singapore
Eye To the World – Nokia Arts Award Exhibition, MICA Building, Singapore

2001
Imaginary Observations, Societe Generale Gallery, Alliance Francaise, Singapore

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