Charles Lim Yi Yong (b. 1973, Singapore) is an artist and a former competitive sailor based in Singapore. Lim’s practice stems from his bodily engagement with the natural world, mediated and informed by field research and experimentation in various media. Since 2005, he has developed a body of work entitled SEA STATE that explores Singapore’s political, biophysical and psychic contours through the visible and invisible lenses of the sea. His film works have travelled to Rotterdam, Beijing, Tribeca and The Lincoln Centre and in 2011 he won a ‘Special Mention’ award at the 68th Venice Film Festival. The numerous institutional and international exhibitions in which he has participated include documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (2002); Manifesta 7, Trentino – Alto Adige, Italy (2008), Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China (2008); 20th Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia (2016); Aichi Triennale, Aichi, Japan (2016); EVA international, Limerick City, Ireland (2016) and the Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea (2020). In 2015, Lim represented Singapore at the 56th Venice Biennale with SEA STATE 7.

Simryn Gill (b. 1959, Singapore) lives in Sydney, Australia, and works between writing, drawing, photographing, making objects and making collections, among other methods, always returning to questions of how we occupy our exterior and interior landscapes, and how we carry places within us. In 2019, Gill together with her friend Tom Melick set up Stolon Press, a publisher of small-run books and pamphlets. In recent years, her works have been seen at Drawing Room, London, UK (2019); Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany (2020); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (2020) and Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia (2021).

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