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Elisha Lim

Education


2018 PhD Candidate, Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto

2017 M.F.A., Art Criticism and Curatorial Practice, Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU)

2003 M.A., English Literature, University of Toronto

2001 B.A. Hons, Sociology and English Literature, University of Toronto


Publications


Books


Lim, Elisha. 100 Crushes. Toronto: Koyama Press, 2014. (First edition: June 2014. Second edition:

December 2014.) Queer / transgender / Race analysis.


Book Chapters


Lim Elisha. “Lord I Am Not Worthy to Receive You,” Edited by George Dei. Cartographies of Race and Social Difference.

New York: Springer Publications, 2018. (forthcoming)

Lim, Elisha. “Immigrants in Solidarity with Indigenous People.” Edited by Mia Mckenzie. The

Solidarity Struggle, 95-101. Portland: BGD Press, 2016.

Lim, Elisha. "Tomee." Edited by Njoki Nathani. Wane, Jennifer Jagire, and Zahra Murad. Ruptures:

Anti-colonial & Anti-racist Feminist Theorizing, 175. Rotterdam: Sense, 2013.

Lim Elisha. "Elisha Lim." Edited by Sheila Sampath. Letters Lived: Radical Reflections,

Revolutionary Paths, 113-120. Toronto: Three O'Clock Press, 2013.


Published Comics


Lim, Elisha. "The Hong Moon Lesbians of the Sacred Heart." Edited by Michelle Tea. In Sister Spit:

Writing, Rants & Reminiscence from the Road, 111-124. San Francisco: City Lights / Sister

Spit, 2012.

Lim, Elisha. "100 Butches." Edited by Annie Murphy. Gay Genius: Comics, 41-44. Portland:

Sparkplug Comic Books, 2011.


Select Speaking Engagements


Invited Speaker, “Hypervisibility and Transgender People of Colour” Queer Pop Culture Class,

University of Toronto. March 8, 2017.

Panelist, “All Your Base Are Belong To Us: Japan’s Potential “Soft Power” and the Art of Michael

DeForge.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Montréal, November 10 - 13,

2016.

Invited Moderator, “Performing Time.” Trans Temporalities Conference, University of Toronto,

2016.

Invited Opening Address, Artist Talk by Rob Lowe, OCADU, 2016

Invited Filmmaker, “Love Never Felt So Good.” Critical Ethnic Studies Conference, York University,

Toronto, May 2016.

Invited Speaker, “Storytelling as Pedagogy.” Basquiat Ideas Bar Speaker Series, AGO, Toronto,

November 2015

Author Talk, “100 Crushes Book Launch.” Yale University, New Haven.

Author Talk, “100 Crushes Book Launch.” Barnard College, Columbia University, New York.

Author Talk, “100 Crushes Book Launch.” Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore, Montreal.

Author Talk, “100 Crushes Book Launch.” Art Gallery, St Louis

Artist Talk, World Pride Artists' Panel, Onsite [@] OCADU

Keynote, Nova Scotia Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Halifax

Invited Panelist, Toronto Comic Arts Fair

Invited Panelist, Chicago Alternative Comics Expo

Invited Author, INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair

Invited Artist, 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Brock University

Invited Panelist, The Racialized and Indigenous Women’s Symposium, Ryerson University

Keynote, Brock University LGBT Pride, 2013

Invited Panelist, Decolonizing Our Minds Conference, University of Toronto

Invited Author, Matapa Writers' Panel 2013, McMaster University

Invited Panelist, 2012 United Nations Association of Multiculturalism and Media Panel, Ottawa

Invited Panelist, The Art of Survival Speaker Series, Concordia University

Keynote, Trans Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah

Author Talk, Sister Spit 21-city North American Reading Tour, Wesleyan College, 2011

Author Talk, Sister Spit 21-city North American Reading Tour, Vassar College,

Author Talk, Sister Spit 21-city North American Reading Tour, Bard College,

Author Talk, Sister Spit 21-city North American Reading Tour, galleries and theatres

Invited Panelist, United Nations Association of Multiculturalism and Media Panel, Montreal



Reviews and Interviews


Schifellite, Manisha Aggarwal. “Your Place, Your People: An Interview With Elisha Lim.” The Hairpin.

April 23, 2015.

“100 Crushes by Elisha Lim.” Publishers Weekly. May 26, 2014.

Ishii, Anne. “Elisha Lim: A Way to Draw Others.” Asian American Writer’s Workshop. December 11,

2014.

Rose, Mey. “Elisha Lim’s “Favourite Dating Tales” Has Relatable, Heartbreaking Stories and

Breathtaking Art.” Autostraddle. January 8, 2014.

Munday, Evan. “Writer In Residence Guttersnipes: Elisha Lim.” Open Book. May 24, 2014

Liss, Sarah. “So Gay, So Good.” Now Magazine. June 27, 2013.

Fraser, DJ. “Queers Who Pray: Elisha Lim to Finish New Film” Plenitude Magazine. May 15, 2013

Burnett, Richard. “Elisha Lim curates Montreal’s first “Racialized Gay Pride” art exhibition at

Pervers/Cité festival” Montreal Gazette. August 10, 2012

McAllister, Ashley. “An Annual Drawing Party of Racialized Queer Celebration: Talking Calendars

with Elisha Lim.” Bitch Magazine. November 21, 2012.

Allison, Luna. “100 Butches: Looking at Who Counts with Elisha Lim.” Xtra! July 2, 2009.



Teaching

2017 OCADU Teaching Assistant: Art History Post-1800

2017 OCADU Teaching Assistant: Disability and Representation

2016 OCADU Teaching Assistant: Art History Pre-1800

2016 OCADU Teaching Assistant: Art History Post-1800

2016 OCADU Teaching Assistant: Disability and Representation

2015 OCADU Teaching Assistant: Art History Pre-1800

2013 - 2015 Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Bilingual Education Officer (French)

2015 Graphic Novel Instructor, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

2011 Summer Camp Comic Strip Instructor, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)


Art Exhibits


Solo Exhibits


2014 100 Butches, University of Chicago, Chicago

2012 100% Mixed Race, A Space Gallery, Toronto

2011 The Illustrated Gentleman, FAG Gallery, Toronto


Group Exhibits

2016 Transactions, Carleton University

2016 Queer Pavilion II, Miami Art Basel, Miami

2014 Artist Archive, Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore

2014 Generations of Queer, Onsite [@] OCADU, Toronto

2013 Qouleur, Rats 9, Montreal

2012 Queers Can't Wait, Coming Societee, Hong Kong

2011 Dis-commodify, Armory Arts Week, Brooklyn, New York


Curatorial Practice

2017 First Thursday, AGO, Toronto

2016 Unguarded, OCADU, Toronto

2013 That's So Gay Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

2012 2-QTPOC, articule, Montréal


Video

2015 Love Never Felt So Good, Co-Director Raven Davis, 3 min

2014 100 Crushes: The Tie, 1:20 min, stop-motion

100 Crushes Chapter 6: They, 1:40 min, stop-motion

2013 100 Butches: Ruby, 1:30, stop-motion

2012 The Hawker, Co-Director Coco Guzman, 1:30 min, stop-motion


Select Screenings

2015 MIX NYC, Seattle LGBT Film Festival, Vienna Queer Film Festival, Transcreen Amsterdam

2014 London BFI LGBT Film Festival, San Francisco Frameline Festival, South Asian Visual Art Centre (SAVAC) Monitor Series

2013 Melbourne Queer Film & Video Festival, Transgender Film Festival, Long Beach Pride, Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival

2012 Seoul Mixed Media Film Festival, Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Los Angeles Transgendered Film Festival, Chicago Indie Boots Festival



Grants, Awards, Honours

2017 T.A. of the Year, OCAD University

2016 Nominated, T.A. of the Year, OCAD University

2016 Activist of the Year, Honourable Mention, OCAD University

2015 Dean’s Scholarship, OCAD University

2016 Nominated, Lambda Literary Award for Graphic Novels

2014 OutEast Film Festival Spotlight Artist, Halifax

2014 Best Emerging Director, Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Toronto

2014 Best Female Director, Reel Asian Film Festival, Toronto

2012 Vivacité Grant: Conseil des Arts et Lettres de Québec

2010 Writers' Works in Progress Grant: Canada Arts Council

2009 Creative Writing Grant: Ontario Arts Council



Board and Association Membership

2017 National Women’s Studies Association, New York

2017 President’s Task Force for Diverse Hiring, OCADU, Toronto

2016 Onsite [@] OCADU Steering Committee, OCADU, Toronto

   Jury Appointments

2015 Reel Asian Film Festival Short Films Jury, Toronto

2014 Gibraltar Point LGBT Intergenerational Arts Residency Jury, Toronto Cue Grant Jury, Toronto

2013 Artscape Youngplace Board Member, Flex Studios, Toronto

2013 Gibraltar Point LGBT Intergenerational Arts Residency Jury, Toronto

2011 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award Jury, Philadelphia


Keynote address, OCAD University Orientation 2017