Licentiate (Trinity College London, UK)
M.F.A. (Libera Accademia Di Belle Arti, Italy)
PhD (University of Glamorgan, UK)
Benny Lim attained a Master of Fine Arts from Libera Accademic di Belle Arti (Italy) and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Glamorgan (United Kingdom).
Since 2001, Benny has produced and/ or directed over 70 arts events, including theatre productions, arts exhibitions, and arts festivals. He has also conceptualized and performed a number of monologues in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, United Kingdom and America. He has also initiated a series of arts education programmes in Singapore and has reached out to over 200,000 Primary and Secondary schools’ students within 4 years. In 2006, Benny launched his first book of play - Existence.
Prior to his current appointment in CUHK, Benny has taught in several institutions of higher education in Singapore as well as a University in Malaysia, where he headed the School of Communication and Creative Arts. Since joining CUHK in 2013, Benny has curated and managed an annual arts festival reacting to critical issues in Hong Kong, organized by the M.A. in Cultural Management programme. Between 2014 and 2016, Benny was a Board Member of Justice Centre Hong Kong, a non-governmental organization providing assistance to refugees and migrant workers. In 2015, he was invited by IFT Macau to develop the city’s first programme in Performing Arts Event Management. Currently, Benny sits on Advisory Committee of CUHK Shenzhen’s auditorium and concert hall development. He is concurrently a Fellow of Morningside College (CUHK).
Benny’s research interests include (1) Postmodern Culture (and its influence on Politics, Performance, and Sexuality), (2) Curating and Managing Cultural Events, (3) Entertainment Studies. He is currently working on two book projects - 《我是藝管人》and ‘Postmodern Self-Reflexive Drama’, scheduled to be published in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Benny has also co-edited two books on Cultural Management in 2016 and 2017. He is the Founding Editor of the Graduate Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries.