I discover, unpack and record the history of present and the imagination of future by learning from the past. It is so important to understand the moment of time. My works speak about the historical present without waiting till it passes.
My works usually involve researching and I work across documentary and conceptual practices with photography, video, installation and performance. Using different strategies, i calls attention to a variety of social, political, geopolitical, cultural, economic and environmental changes in Cambodia in relation to the globe and in the notion of what power and economic play roles in our everyday living and contemporary present.
I am an active member of the artist collective Stiev Selapak since 2007 which founded and co-runs Sa Sa Art Projects since 2010, a long-term initiative committed to the development of contemporary visual arts landscape in Cambodia. Together with my collective, we teach, initiate, and innovate art programs facilitating a growing and critically conscious community. For the last 3 years, I teach contemporary photography at Sa Sa Art Projects.
Lim’s recent exhibitions include Phnom Penh 243(2010-), Asian Art Biennale, Taiwan 2021, Phantoms and Aliens: The Invisible Other, Richard Koh Fina Art, Malaysia (2020), Cambodian Migrant worker in Asia (A Conversation), Singapore Biennale (2019), Wrapped Future II, NCA Nichodo Contemporary Gallery Tokyo (2019), Foreshadows, Tokyo Art and Space, Tokyo, Japan (2019), National Road Number 5, Bangkok Art Biennale, Thailand 2018; Sydney Biennale (2108), This Life of Thing, Esplanade, Singapore (2018), Sunshower, Mori Art Musuem, Tokyo (2017), Singapore Art Stage (2016), Darwin Festival, Australia (2014), Phnom Penh Rescue Archaeology, 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).