Li-Ming Hu

Li-Ming was born in Palmerston North and grew up in Auckland. She makes videos, objects, installations and performances with a carnivalesque sensibility, and is a firm believer in the generative and subversive possibilities of humour. Her work examines the performance of subjectivities via cultural production, often using pop culture as a critical lens. 

She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Auckland University of Technology and an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is currently based.

CIRCUIT Projects

A Party Political Broadcast, co-commissioned with The Physics Room, Christchurch (2017)

Recent Exhibitions 


Fire-Lit Kettle, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Wellington
DISCOmbobulation (solo), Co-Prosperity  Sphere, Chicago, USA 
Artist Run Chicago, Hyde Park Art  Center, Chicago, USA 

And You Wanna Go Forever, Genesis Ensemble, Steppenwolf  Theater, Chicago, USA 
The Tomorrow Show,  Performance Test Kitchen, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, USA  
Ad Astra Per Aspera,The Wassaic  Project, New York, USA  
IMPACT Performance Festival, dfbrl8r, Chicago,  USA 
12 Openings: Part 8, Compound  Yellow, Chicago, USA 
LypSinc Show, dfbrl8r, Chicago, USA 

Say It, Just Say It,Tauranga Art Gallery  
Disco Discombobulation, live performance,  Boulevard Dreamers, Block Party, Art Institute  of Chicago, USA 
THAW Fundraiser/Performance party, Links Hall, Chicago, USA 

Americaaah Part I, New Blood XI, SAIC  Performance Festival, Links Hall, Chicago, USA 
Party Political Broadcast, Circuit Artist  Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand,  online  
Future Fffocused Art Prize (with Riff Raff),The Physics  Room, Christchurch, NZ 
Trust Us (with Riff Raff), Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Wellington,  NZ 

Seagers Walters Prize, Mirage Gallery,Auckland
Are we there yet? (with Riff Raff), GLOVEBOX Ltd, Auckland
Public Domain Art Fair , Demo Gallery,  Auckland
You’ll Never Work in This Town Again (solo),  Canape Canopy, Auckland 

Shooting Blanks (solo), FrontBox, St Paul St  Gallery, Auckland 
Eden Arts Art Schools Awards, Gus  Fisher Gallery, Auckland

Molly Morpeth Canaday Sculpture Awards, Whakatane Museum, Whakatane