Ming-Zhu Hii is a writer, filmmaker, actor and multidisciplinary artist who works predominantly in moving media, still image, installation and text. Her work both fragments and infers narrative, frequently invoking mystery and espionage tropes alongside gestures to the epic, the poetic and the metaphysical.
Ming-Zhu is a 2002 graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts School of Drama. Her historical body of work as a maker spans theatre, film, video art and installation, with her current-day practice lying at the cross section of fine art, cross-platform storytelling and film practice.
Her work is influenced by artists such as Chris Marker, Sophie Calle, Jean Luc Godard, John Cage, Michael Haneke, Andrei Tarkovsky, Gail Albert Halaban, Yoko Ono, Eve Sussman and Bill Viola, amongst others.
In addition to her art practice Ming-Zhu works regularly as an actor and voiceover artist.
She has sat on myriad panels, run businesses, consulted with organisations, mentored artists, spoken at conferences and written for both web and print publications about a multitude of issues relevant to her various industry practices. She is passionate about the increased representation of women and people of colour in professional artistic and storytelling roles.