"Moore excavates both institutional and individual memories, quantifying the weight and qualifying the texture of oppression."
—Helen Hughes, 'Archie Moore', Artforum, December 2022

Archie Moore (b. 1970, Toowoomba, l. Redland, Queensland. Kamilaroi/Bigambul) works across media in conceptual, research-based portrayals of self and national histories. His ongoing interests include key signifiers of identity (skin, language, smell, home, genealogy, flags), the borders of intercultural understanding and misunderstanding and the wider concerns of racism.

Archie Moore is presenting a solo exhibition, kith and kin, in the Australia Pavilion at the 2024 Venice Biennale, curated by Ellie Buttrose, Curator of Contemporary Australian Art at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Venice Biennale public dates: 20.04.24 — 24.11.24. On 20.04.24, the International Jury of the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia announced Archie Moore as recipient of the Golden Lion for best National Participation. It is the highest honour awarded by La Biennale and the first time Australia has received any award at the Venice Biennale which it has attended since 1954.

In 2018, Griffith University Art Museum presented a solo exhibition of Moore’s work, Archie Moore 1970 - 2018, curated by GUAM Director, Angela Goddard.

A permanent public artwork by Moore, United Neytions, was commissioned as part of a partnership between Sydney Airport and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in 2018 and is located airside at Sydney International Airport T1 Terminal.

Moore completed his Bachelor of Visual Arts at Queensland University of Technology in 1998. He was awarded the 2018 Creative Industries Faculty Outstanding Alumni Award by Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. In 2001, he was awarded the Millennial Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship which enabled him to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.

Archie Moore has been represented by The Commercial since 2012.

Key exhibitions

Key readings



Campbelltown Arts Centre
Fondation Opale, Lens (CH)
Gilbert and Tobin Collection, Sydney
Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane
Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, UTS, Sydney
Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
Murray Art Museum Albury, Albury
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle
Owen and Wagner Collection, North Carolina
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane
Slattery Collection, Sydney
Sydney Airport, Sydney
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
University of Sydney Art Collection, Sydney
University of Technology, Sydney