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TCotA Arts Forum | Justin Lim


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

14 Oct 2016 12:30 pm

End Date

14 Oct 2016 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public.

Justin Lim

Justin Lim completed his postgraduate studies in 2006 with a Master of Art (Fine Art) degree from The Open University UK conducted at Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore and has a BA(Hons) Fine Art majoring in painting.

He was the recipient of the 2008 Malaysia-Australia Visual Artist Residency at Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia and participated in the 2009 Asian Art Biennial held at the Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. He was also the recipient of the 2011 Asian Artist Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center, USA and the 2012 Khazanah Nasional Artist Residency hosted by Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, China. In 2016, he participated in Asia Young 36 / Asia Contemporary 2016, a survey of contemporary art practices in Asia at the Jeonbuk Museum of Art in Jeonju, South Korea. He lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Justin’s paintings, installations and mixed media works are assemblages of appropriated imagery and borrowed signs from a variety of pop culture sources such as cult or popular films, cartoons, comic books and graphic posters. His works examine the contemporary social context in Malaysia, touching on issues such as politics, culture and religion by using potent metaphors usually associated with urban subcultures and applying a cut and paste painting method in which found images are juxtaposed to create visual narratives.

Justin is an International TCotA Artist in Residence. In his Art Forum presentation Justin will discuss his recent projects in relation to the contemporary Malaysian and International Art practice.

TCotA Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Hunter St) during the semester. TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public, providing a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the arts discuss their area of professional practice.