Léuli Eshrāghi’s performances, installations, writing and curatorial projects centre on embodied knowledges, ceremonial-political practices, language renewal and Indigenous futures throughout the Great Ocean.

Eshrāghi’s works have been presented at the Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2018); Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie, Australia (2018); Cairns Regional Art Gallery, Cairns, Australia (2018); Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton, Australia (2018); Open Space, Victoria, Canada (2017); Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, Australia (2017); Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Honolulu (2017); Spectrum Project Space, Perth (2016); 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney (2016); Artspace, Auckland (2016); Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2016) and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, US (2015), among others.

Among Eshrāghi’s numerous awards and grants are the Postgraduate Publications Award, Monash University, Melbourne (2018); an individual grant from the Australia Council for the Arts (2018) and a RBC Emerging Artist Award, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada (2017). The artist has completed residencies at the Dhaka Art Summit (2018), Para Site, Hong Kong (2017), Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (2017) and the University of British Columbia – Okanagan (2017).

Eshrāghi currently serves on the board of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective | Collectif des commissaires autochtones, Sturgeon Falls, Canada and is a member of the Australian Association for Pacific Studies, Melbourne and the National Association for Visual Arts, Woolloomooloo, Australia. The artist has taught at RMIT University, Melbourne (2018), University of Victoria, Canada (2017) and University of Melbourne (2016), among others.

The artist holds a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous, Francophone and East Asian Studies from the University of Queensland, Brisbane (2008), a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Indigenous and Francophone Studies from the University of Melbourne (2009) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Curatorial Practice from Monash University, Melbourne (2018). Born in 1986 in Yuwibara Nation territory, Australia, Eshrāghi lives and works between Birrarung-ga/Melbourne and Tioh’tià:ke/Montreal.

SAF participation:
Sharjah Biennial 14

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