05 Nov Elyas Alavi
Elyas Alavi is an emerging artist and renowned poet based in Adelaide, South Australia. He is primarily working in the form of Painting, Installation and Performance Art. Alavi was born in Afghanistan, and moved to Iran as a child, following the intensification of war in his homeland and in late 2007 he moved to Australia as refugee at risk.
Alavi graduated from a Masters by Research (Visual Arts) in 2015 and a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia and has exhibited in number of solo and group exhibitions in Australia and Afghanistan artspaces including Nexus Arts, CACSA Project Space, SASA Gallery IFA (Kabul) and Fontanelle Gallery.
Alavi also is best known as an internationally renowned poet. He published 3 poetry books in Iran and Afghanistan. first poetry book “I’m a daydreamer wolf” published in 2008 in Tehran, followed by “Some wounds” in 2012 in Kabul and “Hodood” in 2015 in Tehran.
He regularly runs art and poetry workshops in community centres and schools in Adelaide. He visits many issues in his works, but mainly memory, displacement, exile, social justice, gender issues, separation and the human nature.