Lim Sokchanlina


1987 -

Lim Sokchanlina was born in 1987 in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia. He works across documentary and conceptual practices with photography, video, Installation and performance by using different strategies, he calls attention to a variety of social, political, geopolitical, cultural, economic and environmental changes in Cambodia in relation to the globe.

Lim Sokchanlina is a founding member of artist collective Stiev Selapak an art collective dedicated to reappraising and remembering Cambodian history and exploring continuities in visual practices disrupted by civil war and the Khmer Rouge regime. In 2010/11, Stiev Selapak set up two nonprofit art spaces in Phnom Penh: Sa Sa Art Projects (2010-Ongoing), for experimental residencies, creative education programs, exhibitions, and other special collaborative projects; and SA SA BASSAC (2011-2018), a gallery, resource center, and reading room. He recently helped establish Analogue Prints Laboratory, the first public-access darkroom in Phnom Penh.

Lim Sokchanlina selected exhibitions include 21st Sydney Biennale (2108), This Life of Thing, Esplanade, Singapore (2018), SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s To Now, Mori Art Musuem, Tokyo (2017), Singapore Art Stage (2016), Darwin Festival, Australia (2014), Phnom Penh Rescue Archaeology: The Body, The Lens, The City, The Disappearance, CCA, Singapore (2014), Urban Street Night Club, Art Stage Singapore, SE Asia Platform (2014), Wrapped Future (Triangle Park), Brooklyn (2013), and SA SA BASSAC (2012), Phnom Penh: Rescue Archaeology, ifa, Berlin and Stuttgart (2013), and Riverscapes INFLUX, various spaces: Hanoi, Saigon, Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Jakarta, Manila (2012). He was artist in residency in Tentacles Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand; Tokyo Art and Space, Tokyo, Japan; and NTU CCA, Singapore (2018); and he was a resident with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at Governor's Island, NYC (2013). His works in the collection of Mori Art Museum, Singapore Art Museum, MAIIAM Museum.

  • Wrapped Future II
    Digital C-Print, 80 x 120 cm

  • Rising Tonle Sap 1
    Digital C-Print, 80 x 120 cm

  • National Road Number 5
    Digital C-Print, 60 x 90 cm

The artist interview :
Cambodian artist, Lim Sokchanlina (Photography/Video/Installation/Performance)

Select Press/Publication

Art Review: Urban Aspiration
The Press
By Warren Feerey
8 April 2016

An Artistic tale of two cities
The Phnom Penh Post
By Ezra Kyrill Erker
27 July 2014

Uncertain Futures
The Magazine Art Insight
By Brian Curtin
June 2014

Out of Nowhere: Photography in Cambodia (Part Two)
Creative Time Reports 
by Leeza Ahmady and Erin Gleeson
01 July 2013

Transformed riverscapes inspire SE Asian artists
The Myanmar Times
By Khin Su Wai
30 July – 05 August 2012

In Conversation with Lim Sokchanlina
Expat Advisory
by Hannah Sender
March 14, 2012

Editor: Aura Contemporary Art Foundation