Léuli Eshraghi

Léuli Eshraghi

Biography: 

Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi (Sāmoan, Persian and other ancestries) is an 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 performance and installation, Eshraghi processes intergenerational trauma, honours diasporic indigeneity, and imagines multilingual, sovereign bodies and relationships to our planet.
 
Recent 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). Recent exhibitions include Dead Centre curated by Anna Louise Richardson and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah at Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University (Boorloo Perth), and The Bill: For Collective Unconscious curated by Misal Adnan Yıldız at Artspace NZ (Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland).
 
Recent curatorial projects include Pōuliuli (Faitautusi + Fāʻaliga) at West Space for Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival and Ala Moana Center for ʻAe Kai Culture Lab on Convergence by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Ua numi le fau at Gertrude Contemporary, developed through the Emerging Curators' Program for Next Wave Festival 2016, and Vai Niu Wai Niu Coconut Water at Kabul-dja Caboolture Regional Art Gallery. He is member of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective | Collectif des commissaires autochtones board (Canada), Broadsheet's editorial advisory panel, and Melbourne Museum's Pacific Advisory Group.