UCR | Department of Art | Won Ju Lim
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Won Ju Lim

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Won Ju Lim is a multimedia artist whose practice is grounded in sculpture and examines the interactions of real and imaginary space. The formal and conceptual elements of her work draw from sources ranging from Baroque architecture, fantasy and science fiction films, the urban landscape, and the domestic space. Her recent projects examine the invisible and contested spaces within her own home and questions ideas relating to the dislocation and self-alienation of a subject.

Lim’s work has been exhibited widely in United States and internationally including San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose; Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francisco; St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis; Hood Museum of Art, Hanover; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Kunsthalle Detroit, Detroit; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Art, Seoul; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; DA2 Domus Artium, Salamanca; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; ZKM Museum fur Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe; Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen; Museum Haus Ester, Krefeld; Museum der Moderne, Salzurg; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Casino Luxemboug – Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen; and Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Her biennale exhibitions include International Incheon Women

Artists’ Biennale, Incheon; Architecture, Art and Landscape Biennial of the Canaries,

Fuerteventura; Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju; Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Münster Sculpture Biennale, Münster.

Lim’s work is included in the collection of Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles ; High Museum, Atlanta; M+, Hong Kong; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles; Guy and Myriam Ullens Foundation, Geneva; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; KKR Ltd, Sao Paulo; Constellation Partners, Las Vegas; La Coleccion Jumex, Estado de Mexico ; and Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver.