Lou Lim (b. 1989) invests in the connection between the corporeal and the spiritual, between objects and visual imagery, and in what these relations articulate. Her works examine the forms and processes of painting and sculpture, creating new contexts for the familiar by exploring ideas and potentialities of surface. Part of her methodology involves appropriating the medium of painting in creating or extracting sculptural forms, and vice versa: simulations of skin, the embodiment of phenomena such as horizons.
Lim earned her BFA from the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts and has been actively exhibiting work since 2011. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations “Horizon” at Silverlens Galleries in 2017 and “A Tangible Translation” at West Gallery in 2018. She was resident at Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the SeMA Nanji Residency in South Korea under the Pavillon Neuflize OBC 2015-2016 program. These participations resulted in a collaborative performance at the Opera de Paris and in group exhibitions at ICA Singapore and the Seoul Museum of Art in South Korea, as well as in a publication with INA [Institut National Audiovisuel].