Lim Soo Ngee

Born 1962
Hometown Singapore
Lives and works Singapore

About the artist
Lim’s approach to sculpture is deeply personal. His research interest lies in using natural materials to explore the different relationships between humanity, the environment and society, and his works often lend themselves to whimsical narratives that offer a commentary on the human condition.

Lim’s work has been exhibited widely both locally and internationally, and he is a regular contributor to many international sculpture symposiums, such as the inaugural International Woodcarving Symposium, Singapore in 2007 and the Hong Kong International Sculpture Symposium in 2009. His work was featured at the International Sculpture Symposium of the 11th Asian Art Festival and is now in the permanent collection of the Asian Sculpture Theme Park in Inner Mongolia, China. In 2013, he participated in the Wood Sculpture Symposium at Fort Canning Park, organized by Sculpture Society Singapore. His work has also been exhibited in Guangzhou, China, organized by The Association of Asian Contemporary Sculptors.

Education
1997 MFA in Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art – Heriot-Watt University, U.K.
1989 Diploma in Fine Art (Sculpture), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

Solo Exhibitions
2022 Masque Sonata, Art Porters Gallery, Singapore
2018 Ritual in Progress 仪式 进行中 iPreciation , Singapore
2016 Between/Worlds 人间。天使, Jendela Visual Arts Space, Esplanade Singapore.
2008 Paradise – Tropical Garden, Esplanade Singapore.
2006 Form-ing Materials & Processes, Sculpture Square, Singapore.
2003 On The Table, Utterly Art Exhibition Space, Singapore

Group Exhibitions
2014 Nothing in Common, Group Exhibition at ION Art Gallery, Singapore
2014 …6767…Draw Bridge, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. Sculpture Society (Singapore) Annual Show, Singapore.
2014 Practice and Perfection, Group Exhibition, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
2013 The Little Joys of Singapore, Galerie Sogan & Art, Singapore.
2013 Make in Singapore-Three Quarters of A Century, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.
2013 Second Nature, Sculpture Society Singapore, Fort Canning Park, Singapore.
2013 The Exhibition of Art Works by The Association of Asian Contemporary Sculptors- passion Asia. Guangzhou, China.
2012 Inside Jendela (Visual Arts Space) Esplanade, Singapore.
2012 8th Ngee Ann 3D Art Exhibition, Singapore
2012 Continuities and Discontinuities, An Exhibition by Department of Fine Art, NAFA, Singapore
2011 Visions of Lightness – 7 Artists Show, ION Art Gallery, Singapore
2011 Visions of Lightness – 7 Artists Show, Pipal Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2011 Animal Talk, Jendela (Visual Arts Space) Esplanade, Singapore.
2010 Excavation – Ten Singapore Artists, Art Gallery @ Old School, Singapore.
2010 NAFA –LASALLE Show, NAFA Lim Hak Tai Gallery, LASALLE Gallery, Singapore.
2009 Visual Praxis-an exhibition by artists and art educators at NIE, National Institute of Education, Singapore
2009 Form + Reform, 6th Ngee Ann 3D Art Exhibition, Singapore.
2008 International Wood Sculpture Exhibition, SanYi Wood Sculpture Museum, Miaoli Taiwan.
2008 The Three Elements 5th Ngee Ann 3D Art Exhibition, Singapore.
2008 Off The Pedestal Sculpture Society (Singapore), Esplanade, Singapore.
2007 Laughing Matter – Group Exhibition, NAFA, Singapore.
2006 1st Sculpture Society (Singapore) Exhibition, Esplanade Singapore.
2006 Painterly Dialogues, Group Exhibition , Studio@106a, Singapore.
2005 You Can Touch –Sculpture in The Green, Singapore Art Show, Singapore.
2003 Work in Progress – The Power Show. Sculpture Society (Singapore), The Substation.
2003 Now You See It, Utterly Art, Singapore
2002 The 1st International Miniature Sculpture Exhibition Taiwan National Museum of History (Taipei), Kaohsiung.R.O.C.
2001 Eye-Dentifying Peranakan Culture, Affiliate Exhibition, Nokia Singapore Art, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.
2000 5 Colours Group Exhibition, Paragon Art Gallery, Singapore.
2000 Creativity…Processes…Approaches Sculpture Square, Singapore.
2000 Kacang Puteh Exhibition of Small Works by 51 Young Artist, Telok Kurau Studio, Singapore.
1999 Volume & Form Singapore 1999 An Environmental and Urban Sculpture Exhibition, Singapore Arts Festival.
1998 Installation Exhibition Bicara-Dialogue-Zaghata, Singapore Arts Festival Fringe, Singapore.
1998 TWO Solo Exhibition at Substation Art Gallery, Singapore.
1997 SITED Exhibition, Edinburgh College of Art.
1997 7up at The Collective Work Selected by Mel Gooding, Edinburgh.
1997 The Final Whistle Has Gone, Degree Show. Edinburgh College of Art.
1997 The 16thPainting of The Year, UOB, Singapore.
1996 But I Know What I Like, A Dialogue, Exhibition by Postgraduate Students, Edinburgh College of Art.
1996 R.S.A. Students’ Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy,Edinburgh
1996 Grand Shell Discovery Art Exhibition, Shell Companies in Singapore.
1996 S.A.A.C. Seventh Annual Exhibition, Scottish Artists & Artist Craftsmen,R.S.A. Edinburgh.
1995 17th Shell Discovery Art Exhibition, Singapore
1994 Six Fields Group Exhibition, Empress Place Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.
1993 Corporate Art Programme, CAP V COCOON Shenn’s Fine Art, Singapore.
1992 Three Phases of Sky Three Men Exhibition, NAFA Gallery, Singapore.
1991 Sculpture in Singapore Exhibition. National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.
1990 Singapore Festival of Arts-Eye 2 I Art Exhibition, Della Butcher Gallery, Singapore.
1990 Apple Art affair, Cifford Art gallery, Singapore.
1990 NAFA Lecturer Art Exhibition, Thailand, Singapore.
1989 Initiato Art Exhibition, Goethe-Institute, Singapore.
1989 The Artist Village 2nd Open Studio Show
1989 IBM Art Award Exhibition, Singapore.
1989 Six Men Sculpture Exhibition, Singapore.
1988 Singapore-Philippines Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition, National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore.

Collections
Switzerland, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Malaysia.
Singapore: NTUC, NAC, National Gallery of Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Workshops and Symposiums
2013 Wood Sculpture Symposium, Sculpture Society Singapore, Fort Canning Park, Singapore.
2009 Hong Kong International Sculpture Symposium 2009, West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, Hong Kong.
2009 The International Sculpture Symposium of the 11th Asian Art Festival, Asian Sculpture Theme Park project. Beijing, China.
2007 1st International Woodcarving Symposium, Fort-canning Park, Singapore.
2005 A SEAN-COCI People to People Exchange Programme, Siem Reap Cambodia.
2004 The 5th International Symposium of Woodcarving, Brienz, Switzerland.
2003 Sculpture Symposium Biennale 2002. Plastique Kinetic Worms, NIE, NTU.
1999 The 27th International Snow Sculpture Event of The Quebec Winter Carnival,Canada.
1999 The 9th”Camille Claudel” International Symposium of wood Sculpture,La Bresse,France
1998 The 26th International Snow Sculpture Event of The Quebec Winter Carnival,Canada.
1998 The 5th International Symposium of Woodcarving, Brienz, Switzerland.
1996 “Sculpture in Water” International Sculpture Symposium, Isle of Tyree/Hebrieden, Scotland.
1995 3rd International Wood Sculpture Symposium, Hojer, Denmark.
1992 International Art Workshop 92, Antalya, Turkey.

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