Qinyi Lim to focus on developing a “pluralistic vocabulary” in her curatorial practice with Para/Site.
Singapore-born Qinyi Lim was recently appointed as curator for Hong Kong’s Para/Site Art Space. The appointment marks the first time the non-profit has taken on a permanent curator. Lim, who previously worked at various museums in Singapore, spoke with Art Radar on her new role.
According to the press release,
[Qinyi] joins Para/Site at an exciting time of growth and development for the institution which, under the directorship of Cosmin Costinas has embarked on an ambitious trajectory of establishing Para/Site as one of Asia’s main critical platforms in the field of art. Qinyi Lim will bring a valuable contribution to Para/Site’s expanding programme of exhibitions, discursive events, publications and residencies.
Lim told Art Radar that she is looking forward to the challenges of working within Para/Site’s mission to further the development of both local and international art and explore its role in society. In her curatorial practice, Lim focuses on developing a pluralistic vocabulary for the visual arts, one that reflects how “contemporary art practice responds to societal changes”.
Lim previously worked as a curator for the Singapore Art Museum from 2005 to 2007 and as an assistant curator at the National University of Singapore Museum from 2008 to 2011. She then went on to graduate from the prestigious Curatorial Programme of the De Appel Art Centre in the Netherlands, an intensive eight-month programme that trains young curators in a range of contemporary curatorial practices.
As a curatorial fellow at the centre, Lim was a curator for the exhibition THREE ARTISTS WALK INTO A BAR…, an ambitious project focusing on “the critical potential of humour” in which work from over ninety artists was shown in a variety of public venues around Amsterdam.
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- Para/Site’s “Taiping Tianguo”: moving beyond the survey in Hong Kong – July 2012 – a unique 2012 show at the non-profit space examines diaspora artists from the perspective of four artists
- Changing global retail landscape: Can Hong Kong galleries adapt? Part I – June 2012 – Art Radar founder Kate Cary Evans asseses the Hong Kong gallery scene in a three-part article
- Ai Weiwei and Vito Acconci wrap up major collaboration at Hong Kong’s Para/Site art space – July 2012 – new cross-cultural dialogues from two giants of contemporary art
- The Problem of Asia: Para/Site art exhibition explores Asian identity in Sydney – May 2010 – Para/Site known for its cutting-edge exhibitions that question contemporary art and curatorial practice
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