Artist and film maker Mitra Tabrizian was born in Tehran, Iran, lives and works in London. Much of her work serves to critique corporate culture, and draws inspiration from the work of French philosophers; Jean Baudrillard and Jean- Francois Lyotard.
Urban landscape is a key feature in Tabrizian’s work. She frequently explores themes of migration, nomadism, and the concept of ‘homeland.’ Tabrizian’s visually powerful images address universal struggles – unemployment, urbanization, financial collapse – but the individuals in her work adds an element of emotionally evocative narrative.
Tabrizian has exhibited and published widely and in major international museums, galleries and venues, including Venice Biennial (the Iran Pavilion) 2015. Solo shows include Tate Britain (2008) – Moderna Mussset, Stockholm, Sweden- Museum of Folkwang, Essen, Germany amongst others. Her work is represented in major public collections, including, British Museum - Victoria and Albert Museum, London - Smithsonian Institution, Washington - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art - National Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, Australia - Moderna Mussset, Stockholm - Museum Folkwang, Essen - Musée d’Art Moderne, Luxembourg - Moderna Mussset Stockholm, Sweden - Museum of Folkwang, Essen, Germany - Museum of London. She has received several awards, including the Royal Academy ‘Rose Award for Photography’ (2013).
Tabrizian has made several short films. International film festival screenings include Berlin, Toronto and Tiburon amongst others. She just completed her first feature Gholam (2017) to be released in Feb/March 2018.