BIOGRAPHY

Wilfred (b.1988) 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. A fan of classical painting, he utilizes 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.

Wilfred is the international winner of Undergraduate Award 2014 (Visual Art Category). He has also been awarded Noise Singapore Awards (Photography) and 1st prize for Invisible Photographer Asia Photo Book Asia Award.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
"Scout: Emerging Art Practices"  Gillman Barracks, Singapore

2015
"To Seem and to Be"  Museo de Santo Domingo del Cerro, La Antigua Guatemala
"Suwon International Photo Festival"  Suwon, Korea
"I See You See Me"  Parked @ Gallery Threshold, India
"Terra Incognita: Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Photography 2014 Winners Showcase"  Deck, Singapore
"Young Art Taipei"   Sheraton Grande Taipei, Taiwan
"Photo Speaks 2015: The 7th International Festival for Photography & Video"   Alliance Francaise de Busan, Korea

2014
"Singapore International Photography Festival"  Deck, Singapore
"ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu 2014"   National Musuem, Singapore
"NTU Fest"  Padang, Singapore
"Between Building & Dwelling"  Galerie Sogan & Art, Singapore
"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

2013
"Chungking Express"  Kult, Singapore
"Affordable Art Fair - Young Talent Programme 2013"  F1 Pit Building, Singapore
"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

2012
"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

2008
"Noise Singapore 2009"  Far East Plaza, Singapore

2007
"Noise Singapore 2007"  The Heeren, Singapore


HONOURS/AWARDS

2015
"NTU x National Geographic Light & Live Photography Competition" - Single Image Category Winner

2014
"The Undergraduate Awards"  Visual Arts Caterogry - International Winner
"ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu 2014"  Nominee
"Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Still Photography 2014"  Winner

2013
"Affordable Art Fair - Young Talent Programme 2013"  Finalist
"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

2012
"Nanyang Technological University: HASS Dean's List AY2012"


PUBLICATIONS

2015
"年轻摄影师以诗意眼光洞察世界"  Lianhe Zaobao, 1st May
"林威义拍摄家乡空屋 这是人间,还是幻境"  Lianhe Zaobao, 12th May

2014
"Innovative Ideas Nab NTU Trio Global Undergrad Awards"  The Straits Times, 8th Oct
"爱尔兰国际本科生比赛3名南大生分别摘冠"  Omy.sg, 7th Oct
"三南大生夺爱尔兰“本科生奖”冠军"  Omy.sg, 7th Oct
"Photography Mavericks"  Men's Folio Magazine Singapore, September Issue
"Wilfred Lim: New Home"  Encounters Magazine, Issue 4
"In Search of Lost Time"  Poskod.my, 19th Mar
"Happy On The Outside"  Top Photography Films, 11th March
"Featured Photographer: Wilfred Lim"  Top Photography Films, 11th March
"Houses with a Red Note"  Thenewforward.com, 15th Jan

2013
"Artists & Interviews: Wilfred Weegee"  SomeNiceFriends.com, 15th Dec
"Self Portraits by Wilfred Weegee"  Theartistandhismodel.com, 20th Oct
"Portrait series about Pengerang's deterioration"  Thenewforward.com, 18th Oct
"Let Me Speak"  LensCulture.com, 27th September
"[Interview] Wilfred Weegee for Noise Singapore"  PoachedMag.com, 28th August
"Spotted! Wilfred Weegee"  Culturepush.com, 27th July
"Portrait of a Doomed Town"  Augustman Magazine, Issue 86
"Deadly Fish Oil"  Pipeline Magazine, Issue 38
"I want to save my home town"  MyPaper, 30th August
"Crafting an Artistic Revolution"  Catalogue Magazine, Issue 107
"Photo Essay: Life Time Partners"  New Village Zine, Issue 03


EDUCATION

2010-2014
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Digital Imaging & Photography), School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2006-2009
Diploma in Digital Media (Interactive Application), Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore