Elisha Lim

Video, Illustrator
gender-queer
Born
1978
in
Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Lives in
Montreal , QC
Canada
Quebec CA
Biography

Video maker, graphic novelist, illustrator. Lim was born in Toronto, but now resides and works in Montreal. Their work mostly centers around illustration and animation and explores the themes of gender fluidity and neutrality, creating poignant portraits of "the beauty, dignity and power of being neither straight, nor white, nor cis-gendered" (official website). Their recent festival circuit video, Butch #9 Ruby a minimalist Claymation short, was controversially censored in Singapore in 2013. With their frequent collaborator and then partner, poet Coco Riot, Lim creates poetic visual retelling of Riot`s poems, mixing sound, flowing visuals, English and Spanish together. Their video The Hawker premiered at Inside/Out in 2012 and have since been presented all around the world. Elisha Lim's hand drawn and body positive illustrations can also be found in alternative magazines all over the northern hemisphere, including the American feminist magazine "Bitch" and the British lesbian magazine "Diva".