Lim Jia Qi (b. 1997, Singapore) obtained a Degree in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore in 2019. She had participated in various group exhibitions including ʻAsymptoteʼ and ʻYou Donʼt Need 100 Editionsʼ at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Praxis Space and ʻLoading.. Please Waitʼ at Alliance Française Singapore in 2018. She had also exhibited in the Affordable Art Fair under the ʻYoung Talent Programmeʼ in 2018. Academically, she was awarded the Ngee Ann Kongsi Scholarship (AY 2017/ 2018) and the LASALLE Award for Academic Excellence in 2017. During her time in LASALLE, she has interned at Singapore Tyler Print Institute STPI and had assisted in conducting numerous printmaking workshops.
Unimaginative spaces in our urban environment, most commonly associated with the Singapore “lifestyle” are a key interest in Limʼs work. Similar to how people that grew up in the countryside recognise trees and forests as signs of familiarity, the banal architecture that surrounds Singaporeʼs housing estates and its cold concrete element has become an oddly familiar material that she finds herself drawn to.
Through passive surveyance from everyday life, Lim endeavour to capture poetics of these spaces and structures, reconstructing them in terms of narrative and/or the absence of such. The breakings down of forms, shifting in perspectives and hinting of narratives in the works are presented in a bid to challenge viewersʼ emotional attachment and familiarity with these spaces.
Coming from a printmaking background, Jia Qi is interested in the advancement and explorative nature of this traditional medium; adopting techniques with other material adaptions such as carving on concrete slabs. With the architecture of housing flats her main subject matter, concrete material is also explored extensively through casting.
- 2019 | BA (Hons) in Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
- 2017 | Diploma in Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
- 2019 | Concrete Encounters, Young Talent Programme Winners’ Solo, Ion Art Gallery, Singapore
- 2019 | Asymptote, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
- 2019 | Jen- Why Art, Hotel Jen Manila, Philippines
- 2018 | Young Talent Programme, Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
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