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Born Sydney. 


Vanghoua Anthony Vue is a Hmong Australian visual artist whose artistic journey spans between Brisbane and Cairns. Within his body of work, Vue skillfully navigates the intricate frictions and tensions stemming from his transcultural Hmong Australian experience. This adeptly informs his creative process, allowing him to construct artworks that transcend conventional boundaries and cultivate inclusive, diverse, and hybrid narratives of belonging.

Vue's artistic expressions often incorporate commonplace materials, objects, and techniques, drawing inspiration from his upbringing in Cairns, the ingenuity of his family, and the deep-rooted influences of Hmong artistic traditions. These creations are characterised by their playful nature, distinctive recognisability, and pronounced ornamental elements, often interwoven with humour and satire to subvert the divisive lines and definitions that underpin Othering.

In addition to his explorations of cultural complexities, Vue's artistic voyage extends to the realm of history. Vue adeptly repurposes private archives, historical records, as well as Hmong oral narratives and collective memories. This intricate interplay allows him to re-examine and retell the forgotten narratives of Hmong experiences encompassing war and migration.


Vue's artistic practice extends beyond the art object, encompassing the potential of creating transcultural spaces for engagement, artistic creation, and social interaction. These spaces transcend the confines of traditional art venues, fostering diverse dialogues among audiences both within and outside such spaces. Often, Vue collaborates with a broader audience and members of the Hmong community across Australia and beyond.


Vue has exhibited in Australia and overseas, including Embodied Knowledge: Queensland Contemporary Art (2022) at QAGOMA and the 6th Singapore Biennale: Every Step in the Right Direction (2019).




2021  Diploma of Graphic Design, TAFE QLD, South Bank, Brisbane

2019  Doctor of Philosophy, The Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane

2019  Cert IV in Training and Assessment, Pinnacle, Brisbane

2014  Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours (Class I), The Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane

Grants/ Awards/ Residencies

2023  Artist-in-residence, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane

2021  Recipient of a Arts Project for Individual Grant, Australian Council for Arts

2020  Recipient of a Art and Cultural Assistance Grant, Cairns Regional Council

2020  Recipient of a RADF Small Arts Grant, Cairns Regional Council

2020  Recipient of a Career Development Grant, Australian Council for the Arts

2020  Artist-in-residence, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand

2017  Artist-in-residence, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul, USA 

2016  Artist-in-residence, AIR 3331, Nishikicho Studio, Tokyo

2016  Recipient of a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), Logan City Council

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

Solo Exhibitions

2023  Ua li ua tau (making do), Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane 

2020  cov chaw cog tseg (the places left behind), Tanks Art Centre, Cairns

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

2022-23 - Bodies of Knowledge: Queensland Contemporary Art, QAGOMA, Brisbane

2019 - 2020  The Partnershipping Project, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville (2019), Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore (2019-20), Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier (2020), and Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie (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  

2024  Spratik, BrisAsia, Fish Lane, South Brisbane.

2022  Peb Ahleumdaun Tadhana, commissioned by Aria Property Group, South Brisbane

2019  Present-past-patterns, Gillman Barracks, Singapore Biennale 2019 commission

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, 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

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.

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, 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

Teaching / Workshops / 

2021 - 2024  Visual arts & Graphic design teacher at TAFE QLD, Brisbane

2021 - 2024  Graphic design teacher at Canberra Institute of Technology (online)

2024  Visual arts teacher, University of Canberra, Brisbane (upcoming)

2024  Workshop Presenter for QATACON24: Back by Popular Demand, Brisbane

2023  Workshop Presenter for QATACON23: Perspectives, Brisbane

2020  Guest lecturer in painting at Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand

2019  Guest lecturer in Visual Art and Design Postgraduate Research at Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand

2017  Teaching artist in residence at Woodridge State High School, Logan

2017  Expanded practices workshop intensives at Cairns State High School, Cairns


Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia

Private collections: Australia, United States & China

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