LIM Poh Teck 林保德

© LIM Poh Teck. Image courtesy of Modern Art Society Singapore.

Born in Singapore, 1963

Born and raised in an Eastern society, my perception of life is naturally in line with Asian values. However, my experience from travels in the West has greatly inspired me to learn and interact with various cultures and to experience each one with more depth. But most importantly, I have come to realise the significance of inheritance and roots. Through an exposure of Western culture within the context of an Eastern background, I hope to create a harmonious relationship between these two extremities and thus move towards strengthening my understanding of art. I strongly believe that life without roots and culture is emptiness.

Dr Lim received his Doctorate in art history at Beijing University (北京大学), China (中国) in 2013, MA in Arts, University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Australia in 2005. He graduated from LaSalle Colleges of the Arts for Advanced Diploma in 1989 and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts for Diploma in 1987.

He represented Singapore in international symposiums including the New Generation Contemporary Singapore Art Exhibition and Symposium, Japan (1990); the Artist-in-Residence, Australia (2000). Currently, he is a lecturer for Design and Media in Nanyang Academic Fine Arts College, Singapore.

He has held 4 solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions locally, such as Singapore Art (2009), Modern Art Annual Show (1989 – 2012) and overseas, such as in China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and also Asia International Art Exhibition (1999 – 2013).

He received the Australia Art Award Scholarship (1986); Grand prize in UOB competition (1990); the Young Artist Award from National Arts Council of Singapore (1997).

His works are collected by corporations and private collectors.

Contact: +65 9363 2535
Email: ptlim@nafa.edu.sg