Vernon Ah Kee - CV PDF Print E-mail


Born 1967, Innisfail, Australia.
Lives and works in Brisbane, Australia.

Academic Qualification

1999 - 2000 Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours – Fine Art Queensland College of Art, Griffith University QLD
1996 - 1998 Bachelor of Visual Arts - Contemporary Indigenous Australian Art Queensland College of Art, Griffith University QLD

Solo Exhibitions

2009 
waru
, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns
talkwalktalk,Mackenzie Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
becauseitisbitter, Milani Gallery, Woolloongabba

2008 
born in this skin
, Milani Gallery, Woolloongabba
belief suspension, ArtSpace, Sydney

2007 
cant chant
, Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
unwritten, Bellas Milani Gallery, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
 
2006 
not an animal or a plant
, Bellas Milani Gallery, Wooloongabba, Brisbane

2005 
you must hit
, Bellas Milani Gallery, Wooloongabba, Brisbane
mythunderstanding, The Contemporary Arts Centre of South Australia, Parkside, Adelaide

2004 
fantasies of the good
, Bellas Milani Gallery, Wooloongabba, Brisbane

2003 
consent, Gallery 1
, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
anotherthing, Bellas Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2002 
non-People
, Bellas Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2001 
whitefella normal blackfella me
, Postgraduate Review Exhibition, QCA Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane

2000 
The Which Way
, QCA Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane

1999 
If I was White
, Metro Arts Building, Brisbane

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 
Once Removed,
ludateca, Castello,Venice Biennale #53, Venice, Italy
Ignite, Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Surry Hills, Sydney
Avoiding the Myth & Message: Australian Artists and the Literary World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
I Walk The Line: New Australian Drawing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
I Have Not Been Myself Lately, Dell Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, South Bank, Brisbane
The light Milani Gallery, Brisbane 

2008 
Breaking Boundaries: Contemporary Indigenous Australian Art from the Collection
, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
New: Selected Recent Acquisitions 2007-2008, UQ Art Museum, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane
Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Figuring Landscapes: Moving Image From Australia, ArtSway, New Forest, UK, November 25 – 30, 2008; Tate Modern, London UK
Halflight: Portraits From Black Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
In The Space Of Elsewhere, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London, UK
Ooga-Booga: Whitfella Kitsch and Mysticism, ProppaNOW Group, George Petelin Gallery, Gold Coast
Revolutions: Forms That Turn, Biennale of Sydney, Cockatoo Island

2007 
Power and Beauty
, Heide Development Space, Victoria
National Indigenous Art Triennial: Culture Warriors, National Gallery of Art, Canberra
The Amersham Trophy, Ambleside Street Studio, West End, Brisbane
Sunshine State, Smart State, Cambelltown Arts Centre, Cambelltown
Friendly Fire, ProppaNOW Group, George Petelin Gallery, Gold Coast
Thresholds of Tolerance, School of Art Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra
Raised By Wolves, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

2006 
Your, Mine & Ours: The ABC Of Everything
, Cambelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
There Goes The Neighbourhood, Ambleside Street Studio, West End, Brisbane
Colonial To Contemporary, Dell Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
The Sixth Drawing Biennale, The Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra
MCA Collection: New Acquisitions 2006, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Radical Regionalism: The Empire of Shadows, Museum London, London, Ontario
Queensland Live, Touring Exhibition, Gladstone, Logan, Bundaberg, Cairns, Ipswich, Cleveland, Mackay, Toowoomba, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Dancelines, George Adams Gallery, The Arts Centre, Melbourne

2005 
ARC Art
, Design & Craft Biennial, Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane
Thick and Fast, The Powerhouse, Brisbane
Art Urbain du Pacific, Diff’ Art Pacific (Different Art from the Pacific), The Castle of St-Auvent, Saint Auvent,France
The Grey Voice, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney
Untitled, The Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Face Value: Video portraiture from the Pacific, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney. April 14 - May 14 2005. And Museum of Brisbane

2004 
skin
, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
Cultural Copy: Visual Conversations on Indigenous Art and Cultural Appropriation, The Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA,  Los Angeles
blak insights: Contemporary Indigenous Art from the Queensland Art Gallery Collection, Gallery 2, 3, 13, 14, 17, Pelican Pool Lounge & Watermall, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
ART TV 2004: Australian Culture Now, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne  
Spirit & Vision: Aboriginal Art, Sammlung Essl – Kunsthaus, Klosternburg, Austria

2003 
Places That Name Us
, RAKA Award: Contemporary Indigenous Visual Arts #3, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.
1 Square Mile: Brisbane Boundaries, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City Gallery, City Hall
Abstractions, The Drill Hall, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
This Is Not America, Dusseldorf, Germany, June 27 – July 23, 2003, QCA Gallery, Brisbane
Story Place: Indigenous Art of Cape York and the Rainforest, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
heimatkunst.com: 5 White Cubes, Forum Kunst Art Residency, Rottweil, Germany
Feedback: Art, Social Consciousness, and Resistance, Museum of Art, Monash University, Melbourne

2002 
Transit Narratives
, Touring Exhibition 2002 – 2003, Centro per la Arti Visive LE VENEZIE, Treviso, Italy; Auronzo di Cadore, Salone espositivo-Municipio; QCA Gallery, Brisbane; Victorian College of the Arts, Tasmanian School of Art.

2001 Place/Displace, QCA Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane

Collections

National Gallery of Australia
National Gallery of Victoria
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Queensland Art Gallery
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Art Bank
Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney