Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Michelle Lim


Assistant Professor

School of Art, Design and Media
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Email: MLIM@NTU.EDU.SG
Phone: (+65)6513 8670
Office: ART 4-6

Education
  • PhD Princeton University 2013
  • MA(Art & Archaeology-E. Asia specialise) Princeton University 2007
  • BA(Hons) (Communication Studies) Nanyang Technological University 1998
Biography
Michelle Lim is a writer and curator based in New York and Singapore. She holds a PhD in art history from Princeton University and was a Curatorial Fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program.

Michelle has been involved with the art world since the early 2000s. She has worked on research and curatorial projects for institutions such as the Asia Society Museum in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Sculpture Square in Singapore, and the National Museum of Singapore. Exhibitions she has curated include Clang. A Self Portrait (2004) at the Jendela Gallery in Singapore, Visions & Illusions: Reconstruction of a City (2004) at the St James Power Station in Singapore and Undercurrents: Experimental Ecosystems in Recent Art (2011) at The Kitchen Gallery in New York. Michelle has taught at The Cooper Union and CUNY Graduate Center, and also guest lectured at Wellesley College, University of Oregon, Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art. Her writings have been published in Asian Art News, World Sculpture News, Ish magazine and various exhibition catalogues.
Research Interests
Contemporary Art
History of Exhibitions
Contemporary Curating
Sustainability and Communities in Urban Ecologies
Art History (East Asia)
Research Grant
  • Start Up Grant (2014-2018) [by Nanyang Technological University]
Current Projects
  • East Asian Contemporary Art And Architecture: Audiences and Contexts

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