EUGENIA LIM BIO + CV

Eugenia Lim is a Melbourne-based artist working across video, performance and installation. Through her work, she explores race, identity and representation with a critical but humourous eye. Her work looks at the tensions between the individual and their society, the multicultural and mono-cultural and the marginalised versus the status quo. Often the central character in her videos and photographs, she “performs identities”. More recently, her practice has expanded to include live performances mediated through video and digital technologies.

Selected Solo & Collaborative Exhibitions
Sunfade: a room of one's own, installation for one viewer at once, Schoolhouse Studios, Melbourne International Arts Festival, 2012
Narcissus, live performance piece commission, Flash Night, Kings ARI, 2012
Stay Home Sakoku: The Hikikomori Project, performance/online chat/media art installation, West Space and www.stayhomesakoku.com, 2012
Oasis, solo exhibition at Dianne Tanzer Gallery + projects, 2011
The Fraternal Daughters of the Aurumic Order, installation/site specific performance with Tape Projects, Sugar Mountain Festival, 2011
Territorial, solo survey, Manningham Gallery, 2010
100 Proofs the Earth is Not a Globe, performance/installation with Tape Projects, Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC), Next Wave, 2010
NOWHERELAND: the Paris Human Flesh Incident, solo installation at Blindside ARI, 2009
Loose lips sink ships, collaboration with Nic Whyte at Platform ARI, 2009
Australian Landscapes, video and photomedia installation, KINGS ARI, 2008
A-LURE, project artist/producer on public art project with Visionary Images, 2006-2008
Young American, video installation/photographs, Alice Euphemia & Barberella Hair, 2005
Tulle Love, Performance, video installation and 'mock wedding'at Clubs Project Inc., 2004

Selected Group & Curatorial Exhibitions/Screenings

Put Up a Signal, Asialink Screenlink project featuring Australian-Indonesian artists, Bus Gallery, Fed Square Big Screen and Mes56 Jogjakarta, 2013-14
Experimental Congress, presenter and panellist in forum curated by Otherfilm, Gertrude Contemporary, 2013
Dark MOFO/Faux Mo, Odeon Hobart, 2013
Profile Me, commissioned artist for online project, ACMI, 2013
Speak To Me – 5th Experimenta International Biennale of Media Art, RMIT Gallery, Powerhouse Sydney and various venues, 2012-13
Afuera, festival of site-specific art in Cerro de Pasco, Peru, 2012
Place of Assembly, curated by Alice Glenn and Elizabeth Barnett, Schoolhouse Studios, Melbourne International Arts Festival, 2012
A via B, curated by Jon Butt and Simon McEwan, C3 contemporary art gallery, 2013
Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Flowerface, curator and artist, 24Hr Art, Darwin, 2011
Studio Apartment, curated by Jon Butt & Simon McEwan, C3 Gallery, 2011
Platform 20th Anniversary Show, collaborative work with Tape Projects, Platform ARI, 2011
The Ultimate Time Lapse Megamix, Fed Square Big Screen during Next Wave Festival, 2010
SUB12, curated by Jeremy Gaden, The Substation, 2010.
Small Worlds: Video and Animation Works by Australian Artists, The Substation Gallery, Singapore, 2009
Figuring Landscapes, touring exhibition curated by Catherine Elwes and Stephen Ball feat. video works by Australian & UK artists shown at galleries including the Tate Modern and Queensland GOMA, 2008-09
HUN Gallery International 2006, video work 'Gravity' selected, HUN Gallery, New York, 2006
Either/Auteur, video homage to Senses of Cinema's Top 10 Film Directors, City Library, 2006
The Harries International Digital Art Prize, finalist Emerging Artist category, QUT Brisbane and VCA, Margaret Lawrence gallery, 2006
Pet Cemetery, video work, Seventh Gallery, 2004

Selected Awards and Grants

Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), 2013-2015
Kultour 'Pulse', recipient of creative development mentorship, 2012-2014
City of Melbourne Arts Projects grant, 2012
Australia Council Inter Arts Projects grant recipient for the development of interdisciplinary work, Stay Home Sakoku: The Hikikomori Project, 2011-12
Next Wave Kickstart recipient (Tape Projects) for 100 Proofs the Earth is not a Globe, 2008-10
QANTAS Spirit of Youth Awards (SOYA), top ten finalist in Visual Art category, 2009
Australia Council Visual Arts New Work – Emerging grant recipient, 2009
Australia Council Inter Arts RUN_WAY Grant Recipient for residency at the Experimental Television Centre, New York, 2009
City of Melbourne Young Artist Grant recipient, 2008
Australia Council Inter-Arts Emerging Producer In Community (EPIC), 2006-2008
NOISE 'Digital Allsorts' grant and mentorship with David Rosetzky, 2003

Selected Bibliography
Kaweki, Joanna, Emerging: Eugenia Lim, Ala Champfest magazine, issue 7, Sept 2013
Visible actions, edited conversation between Helen Grogan, Elvis Richardson and Eugenia Lim, un Magazine 7.2, July/Aug 2013
Warren, Kate, The body shut away and on display: the recent performative practice of Eugenia lim, Das Superpaper, July 2013
Kawecki, Joanna, Eugenia Lim: People, Shift Magazine, May 2013
Davis, Jared, Narrative Threads, Experimenta: Speak to Me Catalogue, Sept, 2012
Bosco, Roberta & Caldana, Stefano, Encierro digital o en cama con Eugenia, El Pais newspaper and online, 22 Mar, 2012
Davies, Hugh, Stay Home Sakoku: The Hikikomori Project, accompanying essay, March, 2012
Rainforth, Dylan, Shut in, but still reaching out, The Age, 7 Dec, 2011
Warren, Kate, In and out of the comfort zone, Real Time Magazine, Aug-Sept, 2010
Rule, Dan, Around the galleries, The Age A2, 3 Oct, 2009
Modra, Penny, Australian landscapes, The Sunday Age, 30 Nov, 2008
Zuvela, Danni & Hoffie, Pat, When boundaries flicker, Figuring Landscapes catalogue publication, 2008

Collectives and Advisory Panels
Next Wave Festival Board of Directors, 2013-ongoing
Channels: the Australian video art festival, co-director and curator of new artist-led biennale, Sept 2013
Australia Council for the Arts, ArtStart peer assessor, 2013
Australia Council for the Arts, Inter-Arts panellist, Experimental Arts round, 2013
Next Wave Festival 2012 curatorial panellist, 2011
Australia Council for the Arts, Inter-Arts panellist, Projects round, 2007
Founding member of artist collective Tape Projects, 2007-11

Writing, Editing & Publishing

Editor at Assemble Papers, www.assemblepapers.com.au, Nov 2011– current
Freelance writer for Three Thousand, 2011-2012
Commissioned essay “The Sagawa/Hartevelt Feedback Loop” in Artlink: Surveillance issue, Oct 2011
Commissioned essay on QingLan Huang, “Love, Death and the Cosmos” in publication Site Unseen: City of Melbourne Laneway Commissions, 2009
VIVID Magazine, editorial committee, 2002
Express Media Mentorship with Alicia Sometimes, 2001

Education

Master of Arts candidate (practice-led research) at the Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University, supervised by media artist Norie Neumark 2012-14
Honours in Media Arts (First Class Honours), RMIT University, 2006
Bachelor of Media Arts, RMIT University, 2003-05
Bachelor of Creat