Dr Léuli Eshrāghi



Dr Léuli Eshrāghi is a Sāmoan / Persian / Cantonese interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator and researcher working between Australia and Canada. They intervene in display territories to center global Indigenous and Asian diasporic visuality, sensual and spoken languages, and ceremonial-political practices. Through performance, moving image, writing and installation, ia / they engage with Indigenous futurities as haunted by ongoing militourist and missionary violence that once erased faʻafafine-faʻatane people from kinship and knowledge structures. As a curator, speaker and educator, ia / they contribute to growing international critical practice across the Great Ocean and North America through residencies, exhibitions, publications, courses and rights advocacy. Eshrāghi has realized commissions for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, Sharjah Biennial 14,Australian Center for Contemporary Art and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center among other group and solo presentations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and United States. Eshrāghi has lectured at gatherings Creative Time, Hawaiʻi Contemporary Art Summit, Experimenter Curators' Hub, March Meeting, Global Asia / Pacific Art Exchange, Dhaka Art Summit, Pacific Arts Association, and Asia Pacific Triennial, as well as at universities in Europe, Asia and North America. Eshrāghi was inaugural Horizon / Indigenous Futures postdoctoral fellow at Concordia University. Their award-winning research includes a PhD in Curatorial Practice from Monash University, and a BA (Honors) in Francophone Literature from University of Melbourne.

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