Lim Sokchanlina

b. 1987 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Lives and works in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Lim Sokchanlina works across documentary and conceptual practices with photography, video, installation and performance. By using different strategies he calls attention to a variety of social, political, geopolitical, cultural, economic and environmental changes in Cambodia in relation to the globe.

Lim is a founding member of artist collective ‘Stiev Selapak’, an art collective dedicated to reappraising and remembering Cambodian history and exploring continuities in visual practices disrupted by civil war and the Khmer Rouge regime. In 2010, ‘Stiev Selapak’ set up two nonprofit art spaces in Phnom Penh: ‘Sa Sa Art Projects’, for experimental residencies, creative education programmes, exhibitions, and other special collaborative projects; and ‘SA SA BASSAC’, a gallery, resource center, and reading room. He recently helped establish Analogue Prints Laboratory, the first public-access darkroom in Phnom Penh.

His selected exhibitions include: 21st Sydney Biennale (2018); ‘This Life of Thing’, Esplanade, Singapore (2018); ‘SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s To Now’, Mori Art Musuem, Tokyo (2017), Singapore Art Stage (2016), and Darwin Festival, Australia (2014); ‘Phnom Penh Rescue Archaeology: The Body, The Lens, The City, The Disappearance’, CCA, Singapore (2014); ‘Urban Street Night Club’, Art Stage Singapore, SE Asia Platform (2014); ‘Wrapped Future (Triangle Park)’, Brooklyn (2013), and SA SA BASSAC (2012); ‘Phnom Penh: Rescue Archaeology, ifa’, Berlin and Stuttgart (2013), and Riverscapes INFLUX various spaces: Hanoi, Saigon, Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Jakarta, Manila (2012).

He was artist in residency at Tentacles Art Space in Bangkok, Thailand; Tokyo Art and Space in Tokyo, Japan; and NTU CCA in Singapore (2018); and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at Governor’s Island, NYC (2013). His works are in the collection of Mori Art Museum, Singapore Art Museum, MAIIAM Museum.

Biography information from Aura Asia Art Project, March 2023

Country: Cambodia
Social Media: @limsokchanlina