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.

Alavi graduated from a Masters by Research (Visual Arts) in 2015 and a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at the University of South Australia. He has exhibited in number of solo and group exhibitions in Australia and Afghanistan artspaces including CACSA Project Space, SASA Gallery, Nexus Arts, IFA (Kabul), Moonee Art Space (Melbourne), Jugglers Art Space (Brisbnane) and Fontanelle Gallery.

Alavi also is 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.


2015 Masters by Research (MMRD), South Australian School of Art (Uni SA)
2012 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), South Australian School of Art, UniSA
2011 Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of South Australia


Solo Exhibitions
2016 HALAL, Fontanelle gallery, Adelaide
2015 The uprooted Tree, Liverpool St gallery, University of South Australia
2014 Derakht-e Bi Rishe, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA)-
Project Space
2014 Ordugah (Detention Camp), Public performance art, Mashad, Iran
2013 Hang, Gallery of French Institute in Afghanistan (IFA gallery), Kabul,
2012 Wind and Voice, Seedling Art Space, Adelaide
2012 Concrete Me, Nexus gallery, Nexus Arts, Adelaide
2010 Dreams, Project Space, SASA Gallery, Adelaide

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Jugglers Art Space Inc, Brisbnane
2016 Home and Art, The Walker Street gallery, Melbourne
2016 Migration, Moonee Art Space, Melbourne
2015 Do It, Samstag gallery, Adelaide
2014 Nurture, Nexus gallery, Adelaide
2014 Artillery, Amnesty International of Australia, Adelaide
2013 Member’s exhibition, Nexus gallery, Adelaide
2012 Kick Ass Painting Show, Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide
2012 Felt Space, Adelaide


Marzaha/Borders Exhibition at Nexus Arts gallery: https://medium.com/nexus-arts/marzha-borders-307ee6f4e4ce
Nexus World Music Series Commission: https://vimeo.com/79583859
Home is Where you Left: http://elyasart.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/derakht-e-bi-rishe-uprooted-tree_28.html
'Elyas Alavi is an artist without borders': http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/lifestyle/sa-lifestyle/elyas-alavi-is-an-artist-without-borders/story-fnizi7vf-1226732220764


Francis Bacon, Dali, Jackson Pollock

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