Photo by AD Schierning with salusalu by Luisa Tora

Photo by AD Schierning with salusalu by Luisa Tora

Léuli Eshraghi is a Sāmoan and Persian artist, curator, writer, Monash University Art Design Architecture (MADA) PhD candidate, and an uninvited guest in unceded Kulin Nation territory. His work centres on indigeneity, language, the body, and queer futures. Across video, photography, painting, and installation, Eshraghi processes intergenerational trauma, honours diasporic indigeneity, and imagines multilingual, sovereign bodies and relationships to our planet. Eshraghi holds qualifications in Cultural Studies and Indigenous Arts Management. He is member of artist duo Orangias+Eshraghi, the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective | Collectif des commissaires autochtones board (Canada), Broadsheet's editorial advisory panel, Melbourne Museum's Pacific Advisory Group, and the First Nations Curatorial + Arts Management Front (Australia).

Eshraghi has undertaken residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada) and the Tautai Pacific Arts Trust (Aotearoa New Zealand). Recent highlight exhibitions include Dead Centre curated by Anna Louise Richardson and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah at Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University (Boorloo Perth), The Bill: For Collective Unconscious curated by Misal Adnan Yıldız at Artspace NZ (Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland), Future Archaeology curated by Toby Chapman at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Warrang Sydney), and shadow sites curated by Samantha McCulloch and Frances Wilkinson at the Centre for Contemporary Photography and National Storage Collingwood in Next Wave Festival 2016 (Narrm Melbourne).

Recent curatorial projects include Artbank Social Club at Artbank, Ua numi le fau at Gertrude Contemporary, developed through the Emerging Curators' Program for Next Wave Festival 2016, Vai Niu Wai Niu Coconut Water at Kabul-dja Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Clan and Country at The Ownership Project, and So Fukin Native at Blak Dot Gallery. His writing is published in Artlink, Art Monthly Australasia, Canadian Art, Discipline, Public Journal, Peril Magazine, Overland, Writing From Below Journal, #500words and Stella Magazine. 

 

Léuli Eshraghi (samoan et persan) est artiste, commissaire, doctorant à la faculté d’art, design et architecture de l’université Monash (MADA) et un résident non-invité du territoire non-cédé de la nation Kulin. Son travail est axé sur l’indigénéité, la langue, le corps et l’avenir queer. À travers vidéo, photographies, peinture et installation, Eshraghi fabrique du nouveau des traumatismes intergénérationnels, honore l'appartenance autochtone dans la diaspora, et imagine des relations à notre planète et corps qui soient souverains, multilingues. Il est diplômé en études culturelles et en gestion culturelle autochtone. Il est membre du duo d’artistes Orangias+Eshraghi, du comité de gestion du Collectif des commissaires autochtones (Canada), du comité éditorial de la revue Broadsheet, du groupe de référence océanien du Musée de Melbourne, et du Front des commissaires et gestionnaires culturels autochtones (Australie).

Eshraghi a participé à des résidences artistiques au Centre de Banff pour les arts et la créativité (Canada) et à la Fondation Tautai pour les arts océaniens (Aotéaroa-Nouvelle-Zélande). Des expositions récentes phares comprennent Dead Centre organisée par Anna-Louise Richardson et Abdul-Rahman Abdullah au Spectrum Project Space de l'université Edith Cowan (Boorloo Perth), The Bill: For Collective Unconscious organisée par Misal Adnan Yıldız à l’Artspace NZ (Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland), Future Archaeology organisée par Toby Chapman au Centre 4A pour l’art contemporain asiatique (Warrang Sydney), et shadow sites organisée par Samantha McCulloch et Frances Wilkinson au Centre pour la photographie contemporaine et au National Storage Collingwood dans le cadre du Festival Next Wave de 2016 (Narrm Melbourne).

Ses projets de commissariat comprennent Artbank Social Club à la banque d'art australienne Artbank, Ua numi le fau à la Gertrude Contemporary, élaboré dans le cadre du programme pour commissaires émergents pour le Festival Next Wave de 2016, Vai Niu Wai Niu Coconut Water à la galerie régionale de Kabul-dja Caboolture, Clan and Country à l’Ownership Project, et So Fukin Native à la Blak Dot Gallery. Ses écrits sont publiés dans des revues et blogues dont récemment, Artlink, Art Monthly Australasia, Canadian Art, Discipline, Public, Peril, Overland, Writing From Below, #500words et Stella Magazine. 

 

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UPCOMING / À VENIR

In Conversation: Arts + Sovereignty, Wominjeka Festival, Footscray Community Arts Centre, 7pm, 19 January 2017, Narrm Melbourne

Lukautim Solwara, led by Rosanna Raymond with collaborating Indigenous artists from Oceania, Asia Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts, February 2017

  Paintings from Tagiauē (mourning) series and drawings from 'O lā āitu lāitiiti (those small spirits) series exhibited in Future Archaeology curated by Toby Chapman at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.   Photo courtesy of Document Photography and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

  Paintings from Tagiauē (mourning) series and drawings from 'O lā āitu lāitiiti (those small spirits) series exhibited in Future Archaeology curated by Toby Chapman at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

  Photo courtesy of Document Photography and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.