Tcheu Siong

Dreaming, Tcheu Siong’s first solo exhibition in Australia features unique hand-stitched, applique textile works, completed during the last ten years. The exhibition follows the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at QAGOMA, in which Tcheu Siong’s work was a highlight.

Sponsored by ELEVATIONS LAOS, a non-profit contemporary art initiative funded by the Spellbrook Foundation in partnership with the Global Development Group, Tcheu Siong came to international attention with her highly original work, incorporating Lao Hmong techniques, with a marked departure from traditional designs. Employing elaborate patterning and vivid colours, Tcheu Siong expresses figures from her dreams, which are identified and named with her Shaman husband, Phasao Lao within the Hmong spiritual world.

Born in 1968, like many Hmong people, Tcheu Siong was forced to leave her homelands in northern Laos and move to the city of Luang Prabang in the late 1990s, where she now lives and works.

Tcheu Siong
Dabmuaj kub nyob raws cov ntoo loj (Horn spirit in Big Forest), 2012
embroidery and applique on cotton
128 x 267cm