About The Artist

Elham Eshraghian (Perth, 1996) is a Bahá’í video artist. She explores the Iranian diaspora within the Australian community and uncovers her family’s experience of displacement during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Eshraghian research examines the inter-generational dialogue between the first (those who were displaced) and second generation (children of those displaced) in an attempt to understand her mother’s experience of displacement and escape. She addresses the emotional impact felt and the need for empathy in response to the current global social and political climate. It is through the affective poetic space of installation art and aesthetic devices of choreographed performance, archival documentation, and symbolic cultural indicators that allow for a greater understanding of the experience of loss and grief that takes hold through states of displacement. Eshraghian graduated with first-class Honours in Fine Arts from the University of Western Australia, School of Design (2017) and is currently continuing her research at the university. Eshraghian received the Dr. Harold Schenberg Art Fellowship Award during the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art’s Hatched Exhibition (2018) and the Jean Callander Art Prize for her work, Bohrân. Recently, Eshraghian has exhibited in the Lock up Gallery, Newcastle (New South Wales), her recent work Dear Mona for the WA Emerging Artists Exhibit, Heathcote Gallery and Dear Mona II for the Brilliant; Uncurrent Exhibit, Fremantle Moore’s Gallery. She will be exhibiting in Melbourne for two upcoming group exhibitions, Bus Projects and C3 Contemporary Arts in late 2019. Eshraghian has also been nominated as a finalist for the John Stringer Art Prize in which she will be exhibiting new work at John Curtin Art Gallery.

2018 Masters by Research, Fine Arts (University of Western Australia)
2017-2018 Bachelor of Design (first class Honours), Fine Arts (University of Western Australia)
2015- 2017 Bachelor of Design, Fine Arts and Integrated Design (University of Western Australia)

2018, 7th May – 17th June Hatched Artist in Residence, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

2019 John Stringer Art Prize Exhibition, John Curtin Art Gallery, Perth
2019 Potluck curated by Angie Hiscock, C3 Contemporary Art, Melbourne
2019 Potluck curated by Angie Hiscock, Bus Projects Melbourne
2018 Re-launched Urban Screening, Dystopia, The Brisbane Powerhouse (Pecha Kucha) & Tasmanian Institute of Architects Film Night
2018 Emerging WA Artists Exhibit, Heathcote Gallery
2018 Hatched Exhibition, ‘Bohrân’, PICA Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
2018 The Lock-up/Critical animals Exhibition curated by Nanette Orly, Critical Animals Research Symposium, Newcastle NSW
2017 Corridor Film Festival, ‘Bohrân’, Denpasar Bali
2017 Fine Arts Honours Research Exhibit, ‘Bohrân’, UWA School of Design
2017 Urban Screening, ‘Dystopia’, Perth Cultural Centre
2016 Graduate Design Show, ‘Lapse’, School of Design UWA
2016 Graduate Fine Arts Exhibition, ‘Sentience’ Installation, School of Design UWA
2016 Project Gold Mind, Kings Street Arts Centre Perth
2016 Blackout Exhibition, ‘Headtrip’, Beyond Gallery
2016 Blackout Exhibition, ‘Inkblot Test’, Beyond Gallery
2015 RAW Exhibition, Pigment Sweep Photographic Collection, Rosemount Hotel
2015 RAW Exhibition, ‘Vanishing Act’, Rosemount Hotel
2015 Culity Gallery Exhibition, Interdisciplinary Drawing Practises, School of Design UWA

2019 John Stringer Art Prize Finalist Nomination (to be continued)
2018 Dr.Harold Schenberg Art Fellowship Award (In conjunction to Hatched Exhibition)
2018 Adobe Design Achievement & MAX Awards (finalist)
2018 Research Training Program Scholarship, HDR Scholarships Committee, Commonwealth Department of Education and Training
2018 Australian Government RTP Offset Scholarship, HDR Scholarship Committee, In support of my Masters Research
2017 Jean Callander Art Prize
2017 Outstanding Electronic Art Award, University of Western Australia, Awarded for my 2-channel installation, ‘Bohrân’
2016 Adobe Design Achievement & MAX Awards, Adobe
2016 Semi-finalist for Head Trip

Hatched Awards 2018

Minderoo X PICA Hatched

Heathcote Gallery WA Select

Lockup/Critical Animals Exhibition

Urban Screening

Art Articles


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