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Born Sydney. 


Vanghoua Anthony Vue is a Hmong Australian visual artist based in Brisbane and Cairns. In his work, Vue 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. These works often include everyday materials, objects, and processes that are based on Vue’s upbringing in Cairns, the resourcefulness of family members, and the influence of Hmong artistic traditions. Such works are playful, recognisable and excessively ornamental, and often include humour and satire to blur the lines and definitions that reinforce Othering.


Vue’s work also embraces the potential of repurposing private and historical archives, together with Hmong oral stories and collective memories to reinterpret and retell past narratives of Hmong experiences of war and migration, which have been largely overlooked and erased. Additionally, Vue’s practice creates transcultural spaces for viewing, art-making and social interaction by diverse audiences within and outside of traditional art exhibiting spaces – often working with the wider public and Hmong community members in Australia and elsewhere.


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 (upcoming)

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 (upcoming)

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  

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


2021 - 2023  Tafe Queensland, Visual arts & Graphic design teacher

2021 - 2022  Canberra Institute of Technology, Graphic design teacher (online)

2020  Naresuan University, Guest lecturer in undergraduate painting

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

2017  Woodridge State High School, Teaching artist in residence

2017  Cairns State High School, Expanded practices workshop intensives


Singapore Art Museum

Private collections: Australia, United States & China

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