Haji Oh


Haji Oh is a third-generation Zainichi Korean artist, born and raised in Japan, now living and working in Wollongong, Australia.

An accomplished international textile and fibre artist,Oh utilises the techniques of weaving, dyeing, tying, and stitching based on textile and fibre arts to shed light on the untold stories of people whose lives have touched hers.

In additional to textiles, she has used photographs, text, and audio in her installations in order to give expression to the silent memories of women and unnamed individuals. Oh collects memories through community workshops and dialogue, and develops them in her practice to explore the effects of post-memory.

Since 2017, Oh has engaged in a series titled Grand-Mother Island Project, in which she attempts to trace the trajectories of people who have crossed the seas between Australia, Japan and South Korea, focusing on the individual narratives that are interwoven with history.

In 2024 she was awarded the esteemed Tokyo Contemporary Art Prize 2024-26, dedicated to supporting mid-career artists, which includes a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in 2025.

Oh’s recent exhibitions include Un/Weaving, Alison Bradley Projects New York 2024; KANTEN: The Limits of History, apexart, New York 2023; Roppongi Crossing: Coming & Going, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo 2022-23; TEXTURE, Canberra Contemporary Art Space 2023; Publicness of the Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Japan 2019-2020; Memories in Weaving, Oyama City Kurumaya Museum of Art, Japan 2019; Kanazawa: Altering Home, Neighborhoods in Kanazawa City; and Wearing Memory, University of Wollongong, 2015.





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