Singapore based Lighting designer Andy Lim has worked extensively in and outside of Singapore designing for theatre, dance, art installation and film.
His work has been seen in major performing arts festivals both locally and internationally, including Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Singapore Arts Festival (Singapore), Kunsten Festival Des Arts (Brussels), Theatre Der Welt (Germany), 54th Venice Biennale (Venice), Festival/Tokyo, and Mori Arts Museum (Japan), SIDance (Korea).
Andy’s work ranges from drama, dance, music and film; from intimate black box performances to large theatre mainstages; from site-specific installations to unconventional outdoor stagings. He has designed for choreographers, directors and artists such as Emmanuèle Phuon, Edwaard Liang, Xing Liang, Eko Supriyanto, Lim Fei Shen, Dr Caren Carino, Jamie Redfern, Ong Keng Sen, Natalie Hennedige, Annemarie Prins, Nikolai Foster, and Ho Tzu Nyen.
Known for his minimalistic approach, visual style, and for its dramaturgical integration with the source material, his approach to design concepts has always come from a study and sympathy to the past history, present and future of the individuality of every project, always striving to create an emotion that is abstract yet moving to those experiencing it.
Earlier in his career, Andy was the pioneering batch of senior technicians with the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore. He was part of the lighting department for seven years, during which he worked on a magnitude of productions ranging from mid to large-scale production, such as touring musicals – My Fair Lady, iLa galigo by Robert Wilson. He was later chosen to tour Europe with the company. Andy was also often appointed as Lighting coordinator for various indoor and outdoor events within the arts centre.
In addition to design, Andy takes on the role as a Technical director/manager for theatre companies and visual art installation locally and overseas.