SPEAKER / Wednesday 12 September 2018, 12.30-1.30pm at RMIT Building 12, Level 5, Room 2 (402 Swanston St, Melbourne)
Léuli ML Eshrāghi is a visiting curator with Freja Carmichael, Lana Lopesi, Tarah Hogue and Sarah Biscarra Dilley at the Institute of Modern Art in 2018. He is an artist, curator and Monash University PhD candidate visiting Kulin Nation lands and waters. Léuli hails from the Sāmoan villages of Āpia, Leulumoega, Siʻumu, Salelologa, the Persian village of Najafābād, and other ancestries. His work centres on ceremonial-political practices, language renewal, and Indigenous futures throughout the Great Ocean. Residencies include Sovereign Words (Office of Contemporary Art Norway with Artspace Sydney at the Dhaka Art Summit), Para Site Hong Kong, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and University of British Columbia - Okanagan. He exhibits regularly in Australia and abroad, and serves on the board of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (Canada), editorial advisory committee for un Magazine, and the Pacific advisory group to Melbourne Museum.