vaimea for Lukautim Solwara (2017), an Asia Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts commission with Next Wave. Photo courtesy of Steven Rhall.

vaimea for Lukautim Solwara (2017), an Asia Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts commission with Next Wave. Photo courtesy of Steven Rhall.

Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi (Sāmoan, Persian and other ancestries) is an uninvited guest in Narrm in unceded Kulin Nation territory, and a PhD candidate at Monash University Art Design Architecture (MADA). His work centres on ceremonial-political renewal, languages, embodied futures, diasporic and local indigeneities. He serves on the board of Aboriginal Curatorial Collective | Collectif des commissaires autochtones (Canada), editorial advisory panel for Broadsheet (Australia), and Pacific Advisory Group for Melbourne Museum.

Exhibitions include Dead Centre curated by Anna Louise Richardson and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah at Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University (Boorloo Perth) and touring regionally, and The Bill: For Collective Unconscious curated by Misal Adnan Yıldız at Artspace NZ (Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland). Curatorial projects include Pōuliuli (Faitautusi + Fāʻaliga) at West Space for Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival and Ala Moana Center for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s ʻAe Kai Culture Lab on Convergence, and Ua numi le fau at Gertrude Contemporary, developed through the Emerging Curators' Program for Next Wave Festival 2016. Residencies include University of British Columbia - Okanagan (Canada), Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Arts House-Next Wave (Australia), and Tautai Pacific Arts Trust (Aotearoa New Zealand).

 

Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi (samoan, persan et d’autres origines) est résident non-invité de Narrm, en territoire non-cédé de la nation Kulin, et doctorant à la faculté d’art, design et architecture de l’université Monash (MADA). Son travail est axé sur le renouveau cérémonial-politique, les langues, les avenirs incorporés, et les indigénéités locales et diasporiques. Il est member du comité de gestion du Collectif des commissaires autochtones | Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (Canada), du comité éditorial de la revue Broadsheet (Australie), et du groupe de référence océanien du Musée de Melbourne.

Ses expositions récentes comprennent Dead Centre organisée par Anna-Louise Richardson et Abdul-Rahman Abdullah au Spectrum Project Space de l'université Edith Cowan (Boorloo Perth) et en tournée régionale, et The Bill: For Collective Unconscious organisée par Misal Adnan Yıldız à l’Artspace NZ (Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland). Ses projets de commissariat comprennent Pōuliuli (Faitautusi + Fāʻaliga) au West Space dans le cadre du festival Yirramboi des arts des Premières Nations et à l’Ala Moana Center dans le cadre du rassemblement ‘Ae Kai sur la convergence du Centre Smithsonian d’Amérique asiatique et océanienne, et Ua numi le fau à la Gertrude Contemporary, élaboré dans le cadre du programme pour commissaires émergents du Festival Next Wave de 2016. Ses residences artistiques comprennent à l’Université de Colombie-Britannique – Okanagan (Canada), au Centre de Banff pour les arts et la créativité (Canada), à l’Arts House-Next Wave (Australie), et à la Fondation Tautai pour les arts océaniens (Aotéaroa-Nouvelle-Zélande).

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UPCOMING / À VENIR

8 September-21 October 2017 // Deconstructing Comfort curated by Michelle Jacques, Doug Jarvis, France Trépanier
Open Space, Victoria, Canada

23-26 September 2017 // Primary Colours Gathering : Rassemblement Couleurs primaires
Songhees Wellness Centre, Victoria, Canada

1-21 October 2017 // Artist in Residence
Para Site, Hong Kong

14 October-10 December 2017 // Seeing Voices
Monash University Museum of Art exhibition touring to Horsham Regional Art Gallery

30 November 2017-14 January 2018 // Dead Centre
Art on the Move exhibition touring to Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery

1 March-2 April 2018 // Seeing Voices
Monash University Museum of Art exhibition touring to Mildura Arts Centre

27 April-17 June 2018 // Seeing Voices
Monash University Museum of Art exhibition touring to Cairns Regional Art Gallery

13 July-16 September 2018 // Seeing Voices
Monash University Museum of Art exhibition touring to Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier

15 February-7 April 2019 // Seeing Voices
Monash University Museum of Art exhibition touring to Bathurst Regional Gallery

1 May-30 June 2019 // Seeing Voices 
Monash University Museum of Art exhibition touring to Devonport Regional Gallery