In recent years, as globalisation accelerates the process of urbanisation, both developed and developing countries are experiencing a significant influx of immigrants. The reality of cities erected entirely through foreign labour has become increasingly common and the flows of temporary migration lead to the formation of “mini-nations” nestled within rapidly growing cities, that is enclaves of migrant workers that congregate, cohabit, and share material and immaterial resources in foreign countries. Pursuing his interest in the social, political, cultural, and economic impact of globalisation, during the residency Lim Sokchanlina investigates bureaucratic and political apparatuses as well as the personal and psychological aspects that define Singapore’s communities of migrant workers in Little India and “Little Burma” considered as case studies to be compared with similar enclaves in Cambodia and Thailand.
2 April - 29 June 2018
Lim Sokchanlina investigates bureaucratic and political apparatuses as well as the personal and psychological aspects that define Singapore’s communities of migrant workers in Little India and “Little Burma” considered as case studies to be compared with similar enclaves in Cambodia and Thailand.
Artist · NTU CCA Singapore
COUNTRY OF PRACTICE: Cambodia???
Working with photography, video, installation, and performance the multidisciplinary practice of Lim Sokchanlina (b. 1987, Cambodia) scrutinizes the developments in the social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental landscape of Cambodia brought about by a rampant process of modernisation. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2017); Urban Aspiration, The Physics Room Contemporary Art Space, Auckland, New Zealand (2016); and Urban Street Nightclub, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2013).
Lim is committed to a number of community-based projects that foster research, education, and collaborative methodologies in Phnom Penh. In 2007, he co-founded the collective Stiev Selapak which, in 2010, evolved into the artist-run space Sa Sa Art Projects. He also collaborated to establish Analogue Prints Laboratory, the first public-access darkroom in the capital of Cambodia.
Yeo Siew Hua
04 Oct 2021 - 31 Mar 2022
Vivarium (wii fl∞w w/ l4if but t4k£ ø forms, ♥) by Fyerool Darma
07 Dec 2019 - 12 Jul 2020
01 Aug 2016 - 28 Sep 2016
Incomplete Urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice
29 Oct 2016 - 29 Jan 2017
Culture City. Culture Scape. Art, Urban Change, and the Public Sphere
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
Jef Geys Quadra Medicinale Singapore
01 Dec 2018 - 03 Mar 2019
Mary Otis Stevens. The i Press Series
14 Feb 2020 - 16 Aug 2020
Ka Fai Choy
20 Feb 2017 - 12 May 2017
22 Aug 2020 - 18 Oct 2020
CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/7
13 Nov 2016 - 22 Jan 2017
01 Oct 2018 - 28 Dec 2018