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 and PhD candidate at Monash University Art Design and Architecture whose work centres on indigeneity, language, the body, and queer futures. Eshraghi is a tutor in the Masters of Arts and Community Practice at the Centre for Cultural Partnerships, University of Melbourne, and holds qualifications in Cultural Studies and Indigenous Arts Management. He is member of Orangias+Eshraghi, Broadsheet's editorial advisory panel, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective | Collectif des commissaires autochtones' board (Canada), Pacific Advisory Group to Museum Victoria, 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 The Bill: For Collective Unconscious curated by Misal Adnan Yıldız at Artspace NZ, Future Archaeology curated by Toby Chapman at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 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.

Recent curatorial projects include 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, Public Journal, Peril Magazine, Overland, Writing From Below Journal, #500words and Stella Magazine. 

 

Léuli Eshraghi (samoan et persan) est artiste, commissaire et doctorant à la faculté d’art, design et architecture de l’université Monash (MADA). Son travail est axé sur l’indigénéité, la langue, le corps et l’avenir queer. Il est tuteur dans le programme de Maîtrise en pratique d’art social au Centre pour les partenariats culturels à l’université de Melbourne. Il est diplômé en études culturelles et en gestion culturelle autochtone. Membre du duo d’artistes Orangias+Eshraghi, il est également membre du comité éditorial de la revue Broadsheet (Australie), du comité de gestion du Collectif des commissaires autochtones (Canada), du groupe de référence océanien du Musée de Melbourne (Australie), 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 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.

Ses projets de commissariat comprennent 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, Public, Peril, Overland, Writing From Below, #500words et Stella Magazine. 

 

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CURRENT / EN COURS

All our relations - Art from Moananui a Kiwa at the NGV, Art Monthly Australasia, September 2016, Issue 292

Dead Centre, curated by Anna Louise Richardson and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Spectrum Project Space, Boorloo Perth, 23 Sept-1 Oct

Remembering the Future: Who are we really serving? with Bridget Reweti, Canadian Art - Collaboration, Summer 2016 Issue

 

UPCOMING / À VENIR

TarraWarra Biennial 2016: Endless Circulation - Special Lecture Series, curated by Victoria Lynn and Helen Hughes/Discipline, Blak Dot Gallery, Narrm Melbourne, 2pm, 29 Oct

  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.