Vue's practice harnesses the frictions and tensions of cultural difference from his transcultural Hmong Australian experience to develop works that offer more inclusive, diverse and hybrid tropes of belonging within cultural and national identities. These works often employ humour and satire to blur the lines and definitions that have been developed by processes of Othering. A key focus in Vue's work is also how individual and collective memories, together with the records and artefacts of official history can be repurposed to offer more compelling retellings of recent Hmong experiences of war and migration, which have been largely ignored, overlooked, and forgotten. Additionally, Vue's practice seeks to create transcultural spaces for viewing, art-making and social interaction by diverse audiences within and outside of traditional art exhibiting spaces.
2019 Doctor of Philosophy, QCA Griffith University, Brisbane.
2014 Bachelor of Fine Art Honours (First Class), QCA Griffith University, Brisbane.
Grants/ Awards/ Residencies
2017 Artist in Residence, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul, USA (March & September).
2016 Artist in Residence, AIR 3331, Nishikicho Studio, Tokyo (September).
2016 Recipient of Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Logan City.
2015 Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship.
2014 NAVA Travel Grant for Future Forward, Sydney.
2014 Finalist, The GAS: Graduate Art Show + Survey co. Art Prize, GUAG, Brisbane.
2014 Finalist, Gather.AWARD, St Ita's, Brisbane.
2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2014 Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence
2019 txhuam ntxiv mus (continuous frictions), POP Gallery, Brisbane.
2017 Fading Marks, Logan Art Gallery, Logan City.
2016 Ci-Lines, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra.
2016 Paj Khoom, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns.
2015 Hmong Crafts: Remixed Entities, Artisan, Brisbane.
2014 DIY: Moving Objects of a Hmong Tradition, A-CH Gallery, Brisbane.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 The Partnershipping Project, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville - travelling to Lismore Regional Gallery (2019-20), Riddoch Art Gallery (2020), and Burnie Regional Art Gallery (2020).
2017 NEO - Emerging Artists, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns.
2017 Erehwon, POP Gallery, Brisbane.
2016 Drawing Water, AIR 3331 Nishikicho Studio, Tokyo.
2016 Souvenirs From Elsewhere, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane.
2016 23 Degrees, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane.
2016 Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival: Photo Exhibit, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul.
2016 Dis-order, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane.
Selected Collaborations, Public & Community Projects
2019 Histropix #3, projection on the William Jolly Bridge, BrisAsia Festival.
2018 Mix Tape, projection with AGB Events on the Cairns City Library. Cairns Festival.
2017 Raws Roob, PUMPED: A Water & Waste Trail, Gordonvale. Commissioned by Cairns City Council.
2017 Connections of Logan, Woodridge, Logan. Commissioned by Logan City Council.
2017 Saint Paul Murals Project, Saint Paul, Minnesota USA. Commissioned by The Minnesota Museum of American Art, in collaboration with Hmong American artists.
2017 Beyond an Oasis, Brisbane Canvas (Vibrant Laneways), Sunnybank, Brisbane. Commissioned by Brisbane City Council.
2017 chi-U-dee and Kumbhakarna-dee downunder selfie, Brisbane Street Art Festival, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. In collaboration with Thirawut Bunyasakseri.
2017 Untitled, Projection onto the William Jolly Bridge, Brisbane River.
2016 Drawing Water, Brisbane City Council Vibrant Laneways (Eagle Lane).
2016 Pa Kor Day, community project with young people in Logan. Installations at Logan Hyperdome Library (March-April) and Logan Central Library (June). Culminating exhibition and installations at Logan Art Gallery (December). Project supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).
2016 TAPE ON: a Temporal Collision of Line, live tape drawing installation performance with artist Kellie O'Dempsey on the windows of Griffith University Art Gallery.
2016 Paj Theem Ntaiv, AusAsia Festival, Metro Arts Stairwell Installation, Brisbane.
2016 Weaving Our Heritage, BrisAsia Festival, Eagle Lane. Curated and produced by Engage Arts.
2015 14,600, Cairns Festival, Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Center, Cairns.
2015 Paj Qhov Rais, Site Specific Installations, various locations. Brisbane and Cairns.
2015 Paj Hoob # 2, Gallery Ten, Tasmanian International Arts Festival - Hobart. Working with Hmong Hobart young people.
Singapore Art Museum
Private collections: Australia, United States & China