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; ‘Inanimate Creatures’, Changing Room Gallery, London, (2022); Upcoming solo show with Commonage Projects, London, (2022); Solo booth at MISA with König Gallery (2022); Women’s History Month Commission for Tate Collective (2022); Upcoming collaborative show with Hugo Harris, HOME by Ronan Mackenzie, London (2022). Group shows include; ‘Next’, Christie’s, London (2022); ‘Into the Fire’, Grove Collective, London (2022); ‘Konomad’, Tokyo (2022); ‘Under Your Spell’, Collective Ending, London (2021). Awards include Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2021) and RSA New Contemporaries (2022).