About Wilfred Lim

Wilfred has recently graduated from Nanyang Technological University's School of Art, Design and Media. He lived and grew up in a small fishing village at the seaside in Pengerang, Southern Malaysia for 18 years before pursuing his education in Singapore 8 years ago. A fan of classical painting, he utilises the photographic medium as a painting tool to convey his ideas, often presenting his vision and criticism through dream-like imagery. With Pengerang currently undergoing serious environmental destruction due to the construction of an oil refinery, his works seek to draw attention to and comment on the ongoing happenings in his native hometown.


"Sweeten The Pill" ArtSpace@222, Singapore
"Xishuangbanna Foto Festival: Another Side of the Water" Jing Hong City, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, China
"Xishuangbanna Foto Festival: Southeast Asia Slide Showcase " Jing Hong City, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, China

"Invisible Photographer Asia Photo Books Show 2013" National Museum of Singapore, Singapore
"Bandung Photography Month: International Exhibition of Photography Students in SEA" Gedung Perusahaan Gas Negara, Bandung, Indonesia
"Pingyao International Photography Festival 2013: Asian Photography Slide Show" Pingyao Ancient City, Shanxi, China
"Pingyao International Photography Festival 2013: Institution Exhibition" Pingyao Ancient City, Shanxi, China
"2013 Photo China Original International Photographic Exhibition" Liupanshui Art Museum, Guizhou, China
"Noise Singapore 2013 Festival Showcase: The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) Exhibition" SAM at 8Q, Singapore
"Noise Singapore 2013 Festival Showcase" ION Orchard, Singapore
"Vignettes: between dark and light" 2902 Gallery, Singapore
"Obscura Festival: Malaysian Photography Showcase" The Whiteaways Arcade, Penang, Malaysia
"UT POP-UP! Singapore 2013" 72-13 @ Mohd Sultan, Singapore
"POP-UP Noise Exhibition" Star Vista Mall, Singapore
"M.O.D.A Magazine Issue 01 Launch Party" Telok Ayer Performing Arts Centre, Singapore

"Earth Messages: Perspectives from Environmental Artists" NTU Museum, Singapore
"Memories. Pengerang Art Exhibition" Chinese Heritage Centre, NTU, Singapore
"Memories. Pengerang Art Exhibition" PISA, Penang, Malaysia
"Memories. Pengerang Art Exhibition" The KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"Memories. Pengerang Art Exhibition" Pengerang, Malaysia
"Memories. Pengerang Art Exhibition" Johor Bahru, Malaysia
"Noise Singapore 2009" Far East Plaza, Singapore

"Noise Singapore 2007" The Heeren, Singapore


"Noise Singapore Award 2013" Photography Award Winner
"International Photography Awards 2013" People: Self-Portrait Non Professional Category - 2nd Place
"International Photography Awards 2013" Editorial: Environmental Non Professional Category - 3rd Place
"International Photography Awards 2013" Editorial: Environmental Non Professional Category - Honorable Mention
"Invisible Photographer Asia Awards 2013" Photo Book Asia Award (Unique Edition) Winner
"Crowbar Awards 2013" Documentary Photography Category - Silver Award
"Crowbar Awards 2013" Conceptual Photography Category - Bronze Award
"Noise Singapore The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) 2013" Apprentice under Robert Zhao Renhui
"2013 Photo China Original International Photographic Exhibition" International Photography Award Nominee

"Nanyang Technological University: HASS Dean's List AY2012"

"Singapore Polytechnic Library Photography Competition" Winner

"CRÈME Awards" Op T-shirt Design Competition Winner
"CRÈME Awards" Adidas Dhoe Design Competition - 2nd-Runner Up
"Microsoft Imagine Cup (Software Design)" Top 5 participants
"Splash Awards (Poster Design)" Top 10 participants


"Deadly Fish Oil" Pipeline Magazine, Issue 38 - The issue about death and transformation
"I want to save my home town" MyPaper, 30th August
"[Interview] Wilfred Weegee for Noise Singapore" PoachedMag.com, 28th August
"Crafting an Artistic Revolution" Catalogue Magazine, Issue 107
"Spotted! Wilfred Weegee" Culturepush.com, 27th July
"Photo Essay: Life Time Partners" New Village Zine, Issue 03


Bachelor of Fine Arts (Digital Imaging & Photography), School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Diploma in Digital Media (Interactive Application), Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore

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