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Charles Lim
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Charles Lim

Charles Lim Yi Yong (b. 1973, Singapore) is a former professional sailor who represented Singapore in the 1996 Olympics and sailed in the 2007 America’s Cup. In between these commitments, he graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London with a BA in Fine Art (2001). Lim went on to co-found the net art collective, tsunamii.net, which participated in Documenta11 in Kassel, Germany (2002). Combining his knowledge of the sea and his love for making images, he then embarked on the SEA STATE series, an ongoing body of work that has been exhibited at Manifesta 7 (2008), the Shanghai Biennale (2008), and most recently at the Singapore Biennale (2011). Lim’s moving image works have been screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Tribeca Film Festival and the Edinburgh Film Festival. His 2011 short film All The Lines Flow Out premiered at the 68th Venice Film Festival, winning a Special Mention, the first award ever won there by a Singaporean production.