2 March 1949 (age 69)|
|Education||Tehran School of Art and South Australian School of Art|
|Known for||Sculpture, Painting|
|Awards||Visual Arts Board Grant, Australia Council, Grand Prize at the Dacca Biennale, Bangladesh|
He has completed a number of major public art commissions including 14 Pieces on North Terrace, in Adelaide and An Gorta Mor, the Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine (1999), at Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney, both with Angela Valamanesh. The Irish Famine memorial (one of a number around the world) is incorporated into the wall surrounding the Barracks and "ironically, stands on the site of the original kitchens" there. The table, bowl, tools and utensils are cast in bronze and the names of 400 women who arrived as famine orphans are etched into the glass part of the memorial walls. Among the estimated 2,500 people attending the memorial's unveiling on 28 August 1999, were 800 famine orphan descendants.
Valamanesh attended the Tehran School of Art, graduating in 1970, and later the South Australia School of Art, graduating in 1977.  He was awarded an Australia Council Fellowship 1998. A major survey of his work was held at the Art Gallery of South Australia in 2001 and in 2002 a survey of more recent work was held at Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.
Valamanesh's field is contemporary art. His work is included in most major public Australian art collections, including:
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
- 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
- "Design & Art Australia Online". Hossein Valamanesh. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- Jude Elton, HistorySA: Adelaidia > Things > 14 Pieces Accessed 19 March 2014.
- McIntyre, Perry (May–June 2013). Inside History. Ben Mercer (16): 36–37. ISSN 1838-5044. Missing or empty
- Interview with Hossein Valamanesh
- Artist Bio
- Mornings with Margaret Throsby (Radio Program from ABC Australia)
- Hossien Valamanesh, Art Gallery of SA
- Tracing the Shadow, a 2002 exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
- 'Falling', at the National Gallery of Australia