Hoseein Valamanesh Fingers of Memory
Biographical notes


bamboo, drawing book
and mirrors 26 x 38 x 300 cm

Biographical Notes

1949 Born Tehran, Iran
1970 Graduated, School of Fine Art, Tehran
1973 Emigrated to Australia
1974 Travelled to Central Australia as Art Adviser with Aboriginal children
1977 Graduated, South Australian School of Art Lives and works in Adelaide, South Australia
1972 Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
1977 Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
1980 Festival Centre Gallery, Adelaide
1981 Bonython Gallery, Adelaide Praxis Gallery, Perth
Execution Installation, Roundspace Gallery, Adelaide
1983 Bonython Gallery, Adelaide
1984 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1985 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1986 Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne
Walter Reid Art Centre, Rockhampton
1987 Bonython Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide
1988 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1990 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1990 Hossein Valamanesh, 1980-1990, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide
Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
1992 Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne
1993 The Lover Circles His Own Heart, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
1994 The Lover Circles His Own Heart, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
1995 Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Viewers and Audiences, Wollongong City Art Gallery
1996 Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
1997 Temple of Earth Memories, Australian Perspecta Between Art and Nature, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Tracing the Shadow, Hillside and Art Front Galleries, Tokyo
1999 Day Dream, Art Museum, University of South Australia, Adealide
1978 Adelaide University Gallery
1979 April/May Show, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
Four Young Artists, Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide
1979 Installation, Roundspace Gallery, Adelaide
1981 First Australian Sculpture Triennial, LaTrobe University, Melbourne
Centenary Exhibition, Art Gallery of SA
Relics and Rituals, National Gallery of Victoria
Art Gallery of WA
1982 Roundspace Members, Festival Exhibition
1983 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney Survey of Recent South Australian Sculpture, Art Gallery of SA
Anzart - In - Hobart, Tasmania
Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of NSW
1984 Twenty Six Characters, Adelaide Festival of Arts
Small Wonders, Roundspace Members, Adelaide Festival of Arts
Australian Sculpture, Art Gallery of WA
On-Site, Tasmanian School of Art Gallery, Hobart
1985 Singular and Plural, South Australian School of Art Gallery, Adelaide
Common Earth, Alive and Unfired, University of Tasmania, Hobart
Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of NSW
1986 Praxis in Practice, Praxis, Perth
Culture Drift, Adelaide Festival of Arts
Sculpture, Wollongong City Gallery, NSW
1987 Painters & Sculptors, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Third Australian Sculpture Triennial, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne
Australian Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Siatama, Japan
Some Provincial Myths, Contemporary Art Centre, Adelaide
1988 Monuments, Contemporary Art Centre, Adelaide Festival of Arts
1989 The Quarries, an Archaeology, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Metro-Mania, Australia and Regions Art Exchange, Perth
1990 Heart of Gold, State Bank Building, Adelaide Festival of Arts
1991 Gallery Gordon Pym & Fils, Paris
1993 Various Small Fires, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
Symbols and Metaphors, Union Gallery, Adelaide
Images of a First Language, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide
Fifth Sculpture Triennial, Melbourne
Inner Land, Gallery Soko, Tokyo
Identities: Art From Australia, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
1994 Aussemblage!, Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand
1995 Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
1996 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery
1997 Between Art and Nature, Australian Perspecta, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1998 Other Stories: Five Australian Artists, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan (Asialink exhibition)
Something, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
Rosalie Gascoigne. Hossein Valamanesh, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1978 Lidums Art Gallery Prize for Students Protégé Prize, Masters Choice, Adelaide Festival of Arts
1979 Visual Arts Board Grant, Australia Council
1981 Artist-in-Residence, Praxis, Perth
1982 Visual Arts Board Grant, Australia Council
1983 Artist-in-Residence, Mount Gambier, SA
1986 Artist-in-Residence, Rockhampton, Queensland
1988 Town-Artist, City of Noarlunga, SA
1991 Visual Arts/Crafts Board Fellowship Residency, Kunstlerhaus, Bethanien, Berlin
1998 Grand Prize at the Dacca Biennale, Bangladesh
1980 Dwelling, Roundspace project, Adelaide Festival of Arts
1982-83 Water-lines, Environmental sculpture, South Australian College of Arts and Education
1985-88 Magic Carpet, Sculpture for atrium of Commonwealth Centre, Adelaide
1986 Target Practice, University of Adelaide Lithograph, Adelaide City Council
1988 Sculptural environment, Festival Centre Plaza, Adelaide
Recent Arrival, lithograph, Bicentennial Folio, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1989 Knocking from the Inside, sculptural environment, ASER Complex, Adelaide
1990 Growing Up, sculptural commission, 81 Flinders Street, Adelaide
1991-93 Journey, sculptural environment, Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney
1992-93 Garden of Memories, in collaboration with Angela Valamanesh, housing development, Pennington South Australia
1994 You just sit here..., Tachikawa Project, Tokyo, Japan
1996 Fault Line, Riverside Quay, Southbank, Melbourne
1998 Hyde Park Barracks' Great Irish Famine Commemoration Sculpture, Sydney
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
University of South Australia, Adelaide
University of Western Australia, Perth
University of Queensland, Brisbane
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Western Australian Institute of Technology, Perth
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Alice Springs Art Centre, Alice Springs
National Gallery of New Zealand
Gryphon Gallery, University of Melbourne