Ming Liew is a lens-based artist and a PhD student at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Ming's practice draws upon his Chinese-Australian bicultural identity, combining ethnography and visual storytelling to examine the immigrant experience in contemporary Australia. Accentuating the paradoxes between lived and prescribed realities, Ming uses his artworks to advocate for understanding that transcends social, cultural and political barriers.
Ming holds a Master of Fine Art from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Melbourne since 2022, including at Blindside ARI, Testing Grounds, Kings Artist-Run, Felt Space, Footscray Community Arts, Incinerator Gallery, Bunjil Place, Run Artist-Run and Collective Polyphony Festival. He has been recognised with various awards such as the First Prize of fortyfivedownstairs Emerging Artist Award, Footscray Art Prize (finalist), Incinerator Art Award (finalist), NAVA Ignition Prize, and the RMIT Dean’s Awards for Academic Excellence. Ming was a resident at the RMIT + ACMI X graduate residency program at the Australian Center for the Moving Image. Currently, Ming is a creative resident at the Center for Contemporary Photography.

2024 - Present | PhD student (Art) | Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
2021 - 2022 | Master of Fine Art | Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
2013 - 2016 | Master in Architecture (by research) | Tsinghua University, Beijing

2024 | Red Gallery, Melbourne
2024 | MARS Gallery, Melbourne

2024 | Melbourne Design Week, Melbourne  


2024 - Present | CCP Creative residence | Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2023 - Present | RMIT + ACMI-X graduate residency | Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
2023 | Run artist-run, Melbourne


2015 | Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship, Beijing
2024 | RTP Stipend Scholarship, RMIT, Melbourne

2023 - Present | Board Associate | Blindside ARI, Melbourne
2023 - Present | Artistic Director Intern | Blindside ARI, Melbourne
2023 - 2024 | Gallery Technician | Blindside ARI, Melbourne
2023 | Gallery Intern | Blindside ARI, Melbourne
2017 - 2020 | Graduate architect | Arkit Pty. Ltd., Melbourne


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