Milton Lim is an artist based in Vancouver, Canada: the traditional, unceded, and occupied territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Milton’s artistic practice oscillates between multimedia and various modes of performance. His current work is engaged with global sociocultural politics, the cataloguing/archiving/indexing of public data, and the obsolescence of the manual labourer. These thematic concerns are bolstered by a continued exploration of game mechanics, typography, and emergent narrative. He holds a BFA (Hons.) in theatre performance and psychology from Simon Fraser University.
He has created works for and performed in various international festivals and venues including PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (Vancouver), CanAsian Dance Festival (Toronto), Carrefour international de théâtre festival (Quebec City), IMPACT Festival (Kitchener), Seattle International Dance Festival, Risk/Reward Festival (Portland), artsdepot (London), Battersea Arts Centre (London), New Theatre Royal (Portsmouth), Strike a Light Festival (Gloucester), and Australia’s Darwin Festival.
Recent performance credits include The Arts Club’s The Great Leap, Gateway Theatre’s King of the Yees at Canada's National Arts Centre, and Theatre Conspiracy’s award-winning immersive show: Foreign Radical at CanadaHub (Edinburgh Fringe).
In 2016 he was awarded the Ray Michal Prize for Outstanding Body of Work at the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards.
He is Co-Artistic Director of Hong Kong Exile, Co-Director of Gold Saucer Studio, and an Artistic Associate with Theatre Conspiracy. Milton is currently engaged in two month-long international residencies in Singapore with Teater Ekamatra and soft/WALL/studs.