Eugenia Lim - On Demand - Gertrude Glasshouse-040

Eugenia Lim is an Australian artist of Chinese-Singaporean descent working across video, sculpture, photography, performance and installation. Using a critical but humorous approach, her practice examines how national identities cut, divide and bond our globalised world. Often a performer within her own works, Lim invents personas to explore the tensions of the individual within society – the alienation and belonging in a globalised world. Her work imagines a world in which pluralism and solidarity are the common ground, a place where people are curious about each other instead of afraid. An ongoing strand of her practice considers work, labour, technology and ethics – and the tension between art and economics in late capitalism.

Lim has exhibited, screened or performed at the Tate Modern, London; LOOP, Barcelona; FIVA, Buenos Aires; Recontemporary, Turin; Kassel Dokfest, Kassel; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Dark MOFO, Hobart; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Melbourne Festival, Melbourne; Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; FACT, Liverpool; and EXiS, Seoul. She has been artist-in-residence with the Experimental Television Centre, New York; Bundanon Trust, Melbourne; the Robin Boyd Foundation, Melbourne; and 4A Beijing Studio, Sydney. She was a Gertrude Contemporary studio artist (2018–20) and between 2019 and 2021, co-director (with Lara Thoms and Mish Grigor) of 26-year-old artistic company APHIDS. Lim co-founded temporal art collective Tape Projects, CHANNELS Festival and co-wrote/hosted Video Becomes Us, an artist-made TV show for ABC iView. Lim was the winner of the prestigious Charlottenborg Spring’s Deep Forest Art Land Award (2022) and was a finalist in the 67th Blake Prize (2022).