Bio

Zhu Ohmu (b. 1989 Taipei, Taiwan). Currently based in Melbourne, Australia       

I acknowledge and am grateful to the Wurundjeri and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land that I live and work on. I would like to reflect that within acknowledgement there should be action. How do we act in solidarity with First Nations peoples to end the history of silence and oppression that has resulted in Indigenous disadvantage today?  

Education
2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours), Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. 

Exhibitions 
2017     thing in itself // das Ding an sich, Wellington St Projects, Sydney – curated by Elyse Goldsfinch

            Victorian Craft Awards, Craft Victoria, Melbourne

2016    Wonky, Tinning St, Melbourne - curated by Sophia Cai and Caitlin Shearer

2015    Pleasure Planet,  Roll Over Beethoven, Melbourne

           Spring, in an upstairs room, LOFT Jervois, Auckland - curated by Hannah Valentine

2012    ARE YOU TOGETHER, Knight St Art Space, Melbourne

           Interventions Rejecting the Spectrum, Level 6 Curtin House, Melbourne - curated by Shelly Graden and Bianca Tainsh

           Expatriate Consolation Relations, 173 Brunswick St, Melbourne - curated by Sophie Bannan and Bridget Riggir

2011    Elam Graduate Show, Auckland

           Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Watercolour Scholarship finalist exhibition, projectspace B431, Auckland

Curatorial Projects 
2013    Censored, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne

Awards

2017   Shortlisted finalist in the Victorian Craft Awards, Australia
2011    Winner of Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Watercolour Prize, New Zealand

2007  Ara Lodge No. 348 Irish Constitution Fine Arts Students Award, New Zealand

           Pat Henly student membership, New Zealand 

Press 
2016    The Design Files, Lisa Marie Corso, June 30th

Frankie Magazine, September 17th

Habitus Living, Naomi Russo, October 18th

Collections
Works held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. 

Related Professional Practice
2015-current- beekeeper, Honey Fingers Collective, Melbourne

2014-2015 data collection and surveyor of micro-plastics, Port Phillip EcoCentre, Melbourne

2013 curatorial intern, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne 

2012-2013 volunteer, Westspace, Melbourne

2009 volunteer, ARTSPACE, Auckland