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Hossein Valamanesh

b.1949 :

Hossein Valamanesh was born in Iran in 1949 and graduated from the School of Fine Art in Tehran in 1970. Between 1968 and 1971 he worked with the renowned theatre director, the late Bijan Mofid. He immigrated to Australia in 1973 arriving in Perth. In 1974 he travelled to central Australia to spend four months with Round Earth Company where he worked with Aboriginal children at a number of different settlements.

In 1975 he commenced further studies in visual arts at the South Australian School of Art, and since graduating he has exhibited frequently in Australia and overseas including Germany, Poland, Finland and Japan.

He has completed a number of major public art commissions including Knocking from the Inside, Adelaide(1989); You just sit here… FARET Tachikawa, Tokyo (1994). His collaborations with Angela Valamanesh include An Gorta Mor, memorial to the Great Irish Famine (1999), Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney; 14 Pieces on North Terrace, in Adelaide and most recently they completed Ginkgo Gate, a new western entrance to the Botanic Gardens, Adelaide.

Hossein has received numerous awards including the Australia Council Residency in Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 1991, and an Australia Council Fellowship in 1998. His work is included in most major public Australian art collections. A monograph on his work written by Paul Carter was published in 1996 by Art & Australia and a major survey of his work was held at the Art Gallery of South Australia in mid-2001 with an accompanying catalogue which included essays by Sarah Thomas, Ian North and Paul Carter. A survey of his work was held at Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney in 2002.

In 2007 he completed a residency at Aomori Contemporary Art Center in Japan and a number of his works were shown in Prism, Contemporary Art from Australia at the Bridgestone Art Museum in Tokyo.

In collaboration with Brink Productions, Andrew Bovell and Quinton Grant he completed the stage design for When the Rain Stops Falling that was first performed in the 2008 Adelaide Festival of Arts.

A monograph of his work, Hossein Valamanesh, Out of nothingness, was recently published by Wakefield Press with essays by Mary Knights and Ian North.

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Quotation: Hossein Valamanesh, Artist’s Voice Series 1, MCA, Sydney, 2005

Works by Hossein Valamanesh

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