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Elyas Alavi

Elyas Alavi’s practice is interdisciplinary bridging elements from poetry to visual arts, from archive to everyday events with the intention to address issues around displacement, trauma, memory and sexual identity.

He reflects upon his background as a displaced Hazara (a marginalized ethnic group originally from Afghanistan), and use his particular experiences and contemplations as an epistemological model for the dislocation of people and collective memories.

Alavi graduated from a Master of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia in 2016, and has exhibited at Mohsen Gallery (Tehran), Robert Kananaj (Toronto), IFA (Kabul), Firstdraft (Sydney), as well as Ace Open, Felt Space, Nexus Arts (all Adelaide).

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Jo Lloyd/​ Handsome/​ 22–26 February 2022/
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Chunky Move/​ Yung Lung/​ 1–12 February 2022/
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Hyphenated Biennial/​ 3 December 2021–9 April 2022/
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