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ARTISTS / William Lim

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Professional Qualifications


Master of Architecture, Cornell University, NY, USA (minor in Photography)

Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University, NY, USA

Registered Architect, Massachusetts USA

Honorary Doctor of Arts and Sciences, Savannah College of Art and Design

College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects

Trustee, Cornell University



2022-2024 Honorary Advisor, Cultural Ambassador Program, Central and Western District Association of Culture and Arts

2014-2024 Museum Expert Advisers, Leisure and Cultural Services Department

2011-2019  Board of Directors, Asia Art Archive

2010-2019 Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee member, Tate Museum, UK

2005-2018 Advisory Council Member, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University

2013-2017 Member, Economic Development Commission –  Working Group on Manufacturing Industries, Innovative Technology, and                     Cultural and Creative Industries Government of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

2017           Chinese Designer of the Year 2017, China                          

                   Construction Decoration Association

2016           Board Member, The Art Basel Cities Advisory Board

2012-2013  Assistant Professor, Department of Architects, The University of Hong Kong

2011-2013  Co-chairman, Para/Site Art Space

2003&201  President, American Institute of Architects, Hong  Kong



2023            'Ode to the wandering son'  Art Basel Hong Kong 2023 

                     'Flowers Good Moon Round' HQueens , HK

2022            ‘Art Central 2022’ , Touch gallery, HKCEC, Hong Kong                        

                    ‘Willows Dark Flowers Bright’. H Queen’s. Central, Hong Kong 

2021            ’Interior Design Legends’, The Hong Kong Interior Design Week 2021, HKCEC, Hong Kong                      

                    ‘William Lim: A Year of Lost & Found’, Grotto SKW,  Hong Kong

2019           ‘Architecture and Heritage: Unearthing Future’, Deoksugung, Seoul, Korea (-2020)

                    ‘Matter’, Seoul   Auction SA+, Korea                       

                    ‘Design Spectrum - Material Modernity: Incredible Bamboo Paper & Wood’, Mallory Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong

2018           ‘William Lim – The Architect and His Collection’, John Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, US                                         

                    ‘ThreeYearsSearchingforaConcept’, Art Stage Singapore  2018, Singapore

2017           ‘18m2’, International Design Furniture Fair Hong Kong 2017, HKCEC, Hong Kong                

                    ‘Post a Memory to the Future’, Art Square, Hong Kong

2016           ‘Planting Time’, Lam Tung Pang, Tang Gallery, Hong Kong

2015            ‘William Lim, Fundamental 40 years of Design Inspiration  from the East’, ArtisTree, Hong Kong              

                    ‘Be Inspired in Central - Take Another View on Art’, Landmark, Hong Kong

2014            ‘Starry Very Merry Christmas’, PMQ, Hong Kong

2013            ‘Ladders’, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong   Kong              

                    ‘BigCatch’, LosAngeles, California, US              

                    ‘Bamboo Wind Pavilion’, Asia Society Hong Kong Centre,  Hong Kong                

                    ‘Bamboo Theatre’, The West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre, Hong Kong

2012            ‘Space Journey’, ArtisTree, Hong Kong              

                   ‘Urban Cocoon’, Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture 2011-12, Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui,                        Hong Kong

2011            ‘54’, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong                

                    ‘Lantern Wonderland’, Victoria Park, Hong Kong

2010           ‘Elastic Streetscape’, Venice Biennale 12th International Architecture Exhibition Hong Kong, Venice, Italy

2009          ‘Route-D’, Detour 2009, Hong Kong                

                    ‘ILLEGAL STRUCTURE’, Tang Gallery, Hong Kong

2008          ‘Drifting Pavilion’, Dutch Design Week 2008, Netherland                

                   ‘Destination’, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong

2007           ‘Bamboo Pavilion’, Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Central Police Station Compound, 

                    Hong Kong              

                    ‘Back & Forth’, John Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, US    

2006           ‘Ladders, Bamboo Installation’, Venice Biennale 10th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, Italy                

                    ‘Crossings’, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong  

2005           ‘Aura’ a Visual Journey, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong              

                    ‘Found Item No. 2 – The Dream & The Search’, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2004           ‘Found Item No. 1’, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2003           ‘Lantern Wonderland’, Victoria Park, Hong Kong

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