Mitra Tabrizian

mitra tabrizian’s current research explores questions of displacement and otherness. She is currently completing a photographic project entitled ‘Film stills’ inspired by and related to her feature film ‘Gholam’, which takes a  rather unusual approach to the concept, focusing on the rejected cast – the end result  is a collection of enigmatic images which leaves the narrative open to interpretation. She is also developing a feature script ‘The Far Mountains’, selected for the Berlinale Talent Project (2018), which set in Iran, examines the notion of alienation and ‘cultural misfit’.

mitra tabrizian is an Iranian-British artist and filmmaker. Her photographic work has been exhibited and published widely and is represented in major international museums and public collections. Solo museum shows include Tate Britain, (2008). Her critically acclaimed debut feature Gholam  was released in cinemas in UK in 2018- with forthcoming European theatrical distribution  and Vod  globally  in  2019.  Her most recent project ‘The Insider’, a short film  with text by Ben Okri (Booker Prize Winner)-  commissioned to accompany Albert Camus’s ‘The Outsider’ adapted for the stage by Ben Okri ( Print Room at the Coronet, 14 September – 20 October 2018). Forthcoming venues tbc.

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We understand photography as a broad inter-disciplinary field of study based on the photographic image, set within the distinct but overlapping networks of visual art, culture and media practice. Current focus includes contemporary art, social media, digital imaging, politics and big data networks.