Born in Singapore in 1973, Charles Lim Yi Yong is a former national sailor who competed in the 1996 Olympics representing Singapore and Team China in the 2007 America’s Cup. He later graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design with a BA Fine Art, before co-founding the seminal net-art collective tsunamii.net with fellow artist Woon Tien Wei.
Charles Lim's works range from film, video, photography, installation and mixed media. His research scrutinises man-made systems through the perspectives of the everyday, often through the seen and unseen spaces of the everyday surroundings, illuminating structures that often go unnoticed. Lim’s ongoing project SEA STATE examines the biophysical, political and psychic contours of Singapore through the visible and invisible lenses of the sea. In 2015, Lim was commissioned for the Singapore Pavilion for the 56th Venice Biennale. He lives and works in Singapore. ""