Hannah Lim b. 1998

Hannah Lim (b. 1998) is a Singaporean-British artist, currently based in Oxford, UK. After receiving a Distinction in her Art Foundation Diploma from Central Saint Martins in 2017, she went on to the University of Edinburgh for a BA in Sculpture and graduated with First Class Honours in 2020. Hannah is currently completing her MFA at The Ruskin School of Art, The University of Oxford. 


Hannah’s practice is mainly influenced by her cultural identity and experience. As a woman of mixed Singaporean and British heritage, her work explores how the relationship between these two cultures is reflected in furniture design, objects and architecture, through which her practice has largely come to focus on the eighteenth-century trend of Chinoiserie – the European interpretation and imitation of East Asian designs and artistic traditions. Hannah attempts to reclaim and re-imagine this style of making in a more conscientious and culturally appropriate way, exploring and reinterpreting cross-cultural design in relation to her own mixed heritage.


Recent solo and duo shows include; 'Bestiaries,' Wilder Gallery, London (2023); 'Shards of Fire,' BeAdvisors, London (2023); 'Alcova Milano,' design fair presentation, Milan (2023); 'The Tiger’s Gaze,' Huxley-Parlour, London (2022); 'Ornamental Mythologies,' Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh (2022); ‘Inanimate Creatures’, Changing Room Gallery, London, (2022); Solo booth at MISA with König Gallery (2022); Women’s History Month Commission for Tate Collective (2022).



Group shows include; 'ARRIVAL,' Duran Marshaal Gallery, Montreal, Canada (2023); 'When The Heart Of The Pig Has Hardened Dice It Small,' Kirki Projects, Tinos, Greece (2023); 'Songs of Hekate,' Pictorum Gallery, London (2023); 'The Pink Room,' Parlour London (2023); 'British Art Fair with Royal Scottish Academy,' Saatchi Gallery (2022); 'Eat Drink, Man Woman,' 180 The Strand, London (2022); 'Red Room,' Berntson Bhattacharjee, London (2022); 'Bloomberg New Contemporaries,' London (2021/2022); 'RSA New Contemporaries,' Royal Scottish Academy, (2022); ‘Next’, Christie’s, London (2022); ‘Into the Fire’, Grove Collective, London (2022); ‘Konomad’, Tokyo (2022). Awards include Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2021) and RSA New Contemporaries (2022).