Lim Sokchanlina

Born 1987, Prey Veng, Cambodia
Lives and works Phnom Penh

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

Lim is a founding and active member of the artist collective Stiev Selapak / Art Rebels (2007 – ), who co-founded the exhibitions spaces Sa Sa Art Gallery (2009 – 2010) and SA SA BASSAC (2011 – ), as well as Sa Sa Art Projects, a community-based, knowledge-sharing platform and experimental residency program (2010 - ). He recently helped establish Analogue Prints Laboratory, the first public-access darkroom in Phnom Penh.

Lim’s recent exhibitions include Sa Sa Art Project, Sydney Biennial, Australia 2018, The Life of Things, Esplanade mall, Singapore 2017, Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, Mori Art Museum in Tokyo and Fukuoka, Japan, The landscape afterwards at Centre D’Art Contemporary, Mertz and at Gallery De La Mediatheque, Forbach, France 2016, Darwin Festival, Australia (2014), Phnom Penh Rescue Archaeology: The Body, The Lens, The City, The Disappearance, Center for Contemporary Art, 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 a resident with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at Governor's Island (2013).

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 - National Road Number 5, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore
2014 - Urban Street Nightclub, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore
2013 - Urban Street Night Club, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh
2013 - Wrapped Future-Triangle Park (BAM), NYC
2012 - Wrapped Future, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh
2009 - My Motorbike and Me, Photo Phnom Penh at Java Café and Gallery, Phnom Penh

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
- National Road Number 5, Bangkok Art Biennale, Thailand
- Wrapped Future II, Photo Phnom Penh Festival, Cambodia
- Sa Sa Art Project, Sydney Biennial, Australia
- The Life of Things, Jendela, Esplanade mall, Singapore
2017
- Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, Mori Art Museum in
Tokyo and Fukuoka, Japan
- The landscape afterwards at Centre D’Art Contemporary, Mertz and at Gallery De La
Mediatheque, Forbach, France 2016
- Histories of the Future, National Museum of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Urban Aspiration, The Physics Room Contemporary Art Space, Auckland, NZ
2015 
- Weaving The Asian Democracy, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju
- The Second China-ASEAN Biennale, China
- City: Remembrance, Reimagining, curated by Arco/Labs, Management Surya University, Jakarta
- Renaissance 2015, Lille3000, France
2014
- Rates of Exchange, Un-Compared: Contemporary Art in Bangkok and Phnom Penh, H Gallery
Bangkok and SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh
- Mekong Platform, Milan Image Art Fair, Singapore
- Urban Street Night Club, Darwin Festival, Australia
- Phnom Penh Rescue Archaeology: The Body, The Lens, The City,
The Disappearance, Center for Contemporary Art, Singapore
- Rescue Archaeology: The Body and the Lens in the City, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh
2013
- Developments, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
- Out of Nowhere: Photography in Cambodia (Part I, II), creativetimereports.org
- Phnom Penh: Rescue Archaeology, ifa, Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany
- Me Love You Long Time, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston
- Cambodia The Memory Workshop, Maison Francais, Columbia University, NYC

2012
- ROUNDTABLE, Gwangju Biennale / In collaboration with Tobias Rehberger, You Owe Me. I Don’t
Owe You Nothin, Korea.
- Current Views and Actions: Photography and Performance Documentation from Phnom Penh, NIU
Art Museum’s Rotunda Gallery, USA.
- Rupture and Revival: Cambodian Photography in the Last Decade, Institute of Contemporary Arts
Singapore
- Between Fantasy and Reality: Cambodian Photography Today, Contact Photography Festival, The
East Gallery, Toronto
- Riverscapes IN FLUX, Hanoi, Ho Chi Min City, Manila, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Jakarta

2010
- Cambodia Memory Workshop, French Institute, Battambang
- Phnom Penh Evolution, Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center, Phnom Penh
- What a Difference a Difference Makes, National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh

2009
- Cambodia The Memory Workshop, Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center, Phnom Penh
- Inside, Sa Sa Art Gallery, Phnom Penh
- Phnom Penh Gay & Lesbian Pride 2009, Meta House, Phnom Penh
- Inside/Out, Java Café & Gallery, Phnom Penh
- Works Process, French Institute, Phnom Penh
- Still Water, Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center, Phnom Penh
- Intro, Sa Sa Art Gallery, Phnom Penh

2008
- I Love PP, Java Café and Gallery, Phnom Penh

2007
- Silent, Metahouse, Phnom Penh
- Minthamada, Gasolina, Phnom Penh
- 14+1, McDermott Gallery, Siem Reap
- Art Rebels, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

RESIDENCIES

2018
Tokyo Art and Space, Tokyo
Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), Singapore
2014  
Jose Arts Lab, Johannesburg, South Africa
Rates of Exchange, Un-Compared: Contemporary Art in Bangkok and Phnom Penh at Toot Yung
Art Center, Bangkok / Studio of Kamin Lertchaiprasert and Studio Sudsiri Pui-Ock, Chiang Mai
2013  
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Governor's Island, / IN RESIDENCE, Season of Cambodia, NYC
2011  
Nippon International Performance Art Festival, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagano

NOMINATIONS and AWARD

- Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong
- Future Generation Art Prize
- Shortlist LUCIE foundation

COLLECTION

- Singapore Art Museum
- Denver Art Museum
- MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum
- Mori Art Museum

EDUCATION
2010 BA Economics, Norton University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia