Hannah Lim's practice is connected to her cultural identity.


As a woman of mixed Singaporean and British heritage her work explores the relationship between these two cultures, looking to how this has been reflected historically in furniture design, objects and architecture. Through this her practice has come to focus largely on the 18th-century trend ‘Chinoiserie’, where in turn she attempts to reclaim and re-imagine this practice in a more conscientious and culturally appropriate way. Her sculptures often draw inspiration from specific cultural styles or processes. Both ornamental and functional designs are blended together in her larger and smaller scale works.


Hannah Lim (b.1998) is an artist based in London. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA Hons in Sculpture in 2020 and completed her MFA at the University of Oxford whilst working on a series of upcoming shows. She has recently shown in Zao Tang with Local Collective and Stigma, The Factory Project with Delphian Gallery and Bloomberg New Contemporaries at South London Gallery. She is next showing in Into The Fire, with Grove Collective.


In 2020 Hannah was a recipient of the RSA John Kinross Scholarship, enabling her to take a research trip in Florence. From this she begun a series of collaborative works with fellow ECA graduate and scholarship recipient Hugo Harris, their first duo show showcasing this body of work was in 2021 with Harlesden High Street Gallery.