Australian Art


Born: 1949 Teheran, Iran
  • Contemporary
  • Mixed Media
  • Known
  • Established


1949 Born Teheran, Iran . 1970 Graduated, School of Fine Art, Teheran 1973 Emigrated to Australia
1977 Graduated, South Australian School of Art Lives and works in Adelaide, South Australia
Selected Solo Exhibitions
1977 Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
1983 - 87 Bonython Gallery, Adelaide
1984 - 92 McQuarrie Galleries, Sydney
1990 Hossein Valamanesh, 1980-1990, Contemporary Art Center of South Australia
1990 - 92 Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
1992 - 95 - 98 Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide.
1993 The Lover Circles His Own Heart, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
1996 - 99 Sherman Galleries, Goodhope, Sydney
1997 Tracing the Shadow, Art Front and Hillside Galleries, Tokyo
1999 Internal Travel, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
2000 Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
2001 Hossein Valamanesh a Survey, Art Gallery of South Australia
Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney
2002 Tracing the Shadow, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Travel Tales, Sherman Galleries, Goodhope, Sydney
Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
2003 Natural Selection, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, Canberra
Bett Gallery, Hobart
2004 Sherman Gallleries, Sydney
Selected Group Exhibitions
1981 Centenary Exhibition, Art Gallery of South Australia
1983 Survey of Recent South Australian Sculpture, Art Gallery of SA .
1985 Australia Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1987 Painters & Sculptors, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Australian Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Siatama, Japan
1989 Metro-Mania, Australia and Regions Art Exchange, Perth
1993 Fifth Australian Sculpture Triennial, Melbourne .Inner Land, Gallery Soko, Tokyo
Identities : Art From Australia, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
1994 Aussemblage ! Auckland City Art Gallery
1997 Australian Perspecta Between Art & Nature S.H. Ervin Gallery . 8th Asian Biennial, Bangladesh. Other Stories,Five Australian Artists, (Asialink exhibition)
1999 The Rose Crossing , Brisbane City Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Center, Singapre Art Museum
2000 ARCO, Madrid, Spain
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial Japan
2001 Orbit, University of South Australia Art Museum
2002 Shape of Air, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
Deeper Places, Casula Powerhouse Art Center, N.S.W.

Selected Awards
1982 Visual Arts Board Grant, Australia Council
1991 Visual Arts/Crafts Board Fellowship Residency, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
1997 Project Grant ARTSA. Grand Prize, 8th Asian Biennial, Bangladesh
1998 Australia Council Visual Arts/Crafts Fund Fellowship
2001 Artist in Residence, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
Selected Commissions
1989 Knocking from the Inside, sculptural environment, ASER Complex, Adelaide
1993 Journey, sculptural environment, Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney
1994 You just sit here....Faret Tachikawa Art Project, Tokyo, Japan
1996 Fault Line , Sculptural environment, Southbank, Melbourne
1999 Commemorative sculpture (Irish Famine), in collaboration with Angela Valamanesh, Hyde Park Barracks Sydney
2004 Unveiled, Phenomics Facility, ANU, Canberra

National Gallery of Victoria. Art Gallery of South Australia. University of South Australia. Art Gallery of Western Australia. Western Australian Institute of Technology. Australian National Gallery, Canberra. Queensland Art Gallery. Alice Springs Art Center. University of Melbourne. National Gallery of New Zealand. Artbank. Tasmanian School of Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Newcastle Regional Gallery.


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