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Vernon Ah Kee

Born 1967, Innisfail, Queensland. Lives and works Brisbane. Kuku Yalandji, Waanji, Yindndji and Gugu Yimithirr people.


Vernon Ah Kee is a member of the Kuku Yalandji, Waanji, Yidinji and Gugu Yimithirr peoples. His multi-faceted practice includes works that range from large-scale drawings of his ancestors to hard-hitting text-based works and installations. In his work Ah Kee fuses the history and language of colonisation with contemporary black/white political issues in an ongoing investigation of race, colour and politics. Through clever puns and plays on words and objects Ah Kee fuses the history and language of colonisation with contemporary black/white political issues to expose degrees of underlying racism in Australian society.

Ah Kee represented Australia at the 2009 Venice Biennale in the group exhibition Once Removed. Selected group exhibitions include Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms, 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015); Sakahàn: 1st International Quinquennial of New Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2013); My Country: I Still Call Australia Home, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2013); Indigenous Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2012); Everything Falls Apart, Artspace, Sydney (2012); I Walk the Line: New Australian Drawing, MCA, Sydney (2009); and Revolutions: Forms that Turn, 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008).

Recent solo exhibitions include Brutalities, Milani Gallery, Brisbane (2014); Hallmarks of the Hungry, Milani Gallery, Brisbane (2012); Barack, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2011); Tall Man, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (2011); Vernon Ah Kee, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand (2010); belief suspension, Artspace, Sydney (2008); and cant chant, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2007).

 Ah Kee’s work is held in a number of private and public collections in Australia and overseas, including the Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Works by Vernon Ah Kee

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