Sim Chi Yin’s work combines deep research with intimate storytelling. Drawn to far-reaching themes, Chi Yin has explored varied stories: from the anti-colonial resistance in British Malaya, to the threat of nuclear weaponry, to the damage being caused by the global sand trade. Chi Yin explores history, memory, conflict and migration using photography, film, sound, text and archival material, in a multidisciplinary approach. Pictured here, a migrant worker looks out over a lake in an “urban village” that has become the last hold-out in a new business district in Guangzhou.

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