Education

MFA [with Distinction]. Oxford University  

PhD in Fine Art [fully-funded / straight pass], Kingston University

Fellowships / Residencies

  Awarded the Flaherty/Colgate   Distinguished Global Filmmaker Residency, NY

New Contemporaries Digital Fellowship

​Awards / Nominations


Nominated for Tiger Award at 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR 

Awarded The Best Short Film, Fugas Award at Documenta Madrid  
​Commissioned by Asian Film Archive

Commissioned by FVU London
Nominated for Found Footage Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR
Nominated for Shorts Award at ​
67th Melbourne International Film Festival program, MIFF

Awarded the City of Neubrandenburg Award at 27. dokumentART

Awarded two Aesthetica Emerging Art Prize (2017 & 2019), York
Awarded a fully-funded PhD by practice, Kingston University
Special Jury Mention at Open City Documentary Festival, London
Special Jury Mention at 47. Athens International Film and Video Festival       
Awarded GRS Research Completion Fund, Kingston University  
Awarded for the Best Short Film at Festival de Cine Lima Independiente 
Awarded for the Best Short Film at Szczecin European Film Festival
Awarded for the Best Short Film at the Wales International Documentary Film Festival
Nominated in the International Competition at 22nd Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland
Nominated for Best UK Short Award at Open City London Documentary Festival, London

Nominated for Best European Documentary Short at 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF
​Awarded Iran Heritage Foundation Grant
​Awarded KSA Research Grant 

Freelands Foundation Fund Grant

Exhibitions

Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Whitechapel Gallery, London

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

BEURSSCHOUWBURG, Belgium

M HKA, Antwerp

VIDEONALE.17, Kunstmuseum Bonn

Parasol unit Foundation for Contemporary art, London

Exeter Contemporary Open, UK

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, BlueCoat, ICA London

 

Screenings


Edinburgh International Film Festival

58th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan

Essay Film Festival, Birkbeck London
47th International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR  2016/2018/2022
67th Melbourne International Film Festival program
60th Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival ZINEBI

38. Uppsala International Short Film Festival

35. Busan International Short Film Festival

B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 
47. Athens International Film and Video Festival
30. New Orleans Film Festival
38. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF)

23rd SEOUL International Women's Film Festival 

31st Singapore International Film Festival [SGIFF]

Silico Experimental Short Film Competition, IFF Message to Man

23rd Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festi
15. ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival
​17. Doclisboa Documentary Film Festival, Lisbon
17. VIDEONALE.17, Kunstmuseum Bonn  
Zurich Film Festival, Zürich 
London Feminist Film Festival, RIO Cinema
London Short Film Festival, ICA London 2017/2018/2019/2022
Open City Documentary Film Festival London 2018/2019
Underwire Film Festival, Hackney Picturehouse, London  
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Scotland
16. VIS Vienna Short Film Festival
22nd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2017/2018/2019
22nd International Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland
24th Geneva International Film Festival
14th Camden International Film Festival, Camden, Maine
17th DokuFest International Documentary Festival, Kosovo 
22nd Queer Lisboa - International Queer Film Festival
18th New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland  
Digital Anthropologies, Paris
​Duke University, Rubenstein Art Center, Durham

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam
UnionDocs, Centre for Documentary Art, NY
Light Industry, New York
Yale University


Artist Talks / Lectures


Colgate University, NY

Kunstmuseum Bonn
Anthology Film Archives, NY

Oxford University

Brighton University

Westminster University
Open City Documentary Festival, London
Master LAV, WomenMake, Madrid


Conferences 


2019   Film-Philosophy Conference, University of Brighton
2019   The 10th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research
2019   Symposia Iranica's Fourth Biennial Conference 2019, the University of St Andrews
2019   International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences’ (IUAES) Inter-Congress
2018   EASA (The European Association of Social Anthropologists)  Biennial Conference​


selections/nominations

Shortlisted for Discovery Award, Barcelona 
Nominated for Best European Documentary Short at Jihlava International Film Festival 
Nominated for Best Experimental Film at the London Short Film Festival, ICA London 
Awarded for the Best Short Film at the Wales International Documentary Film Festival
Awarded The Best Experimental Film at FRONTDOC, Italy  
Awarded the Best Short Film at 20th Split Film Festival, Croatia 

Commissioned by the British Film Institute, Doc Lab

Arts Council/BFI travel Grant

Publication


NANG Magazine 
O/R Book Chapter 
Non-Fiction Journal  ​


Curatorial

 
Light Industry New York
MUBI & NANG London  
 Open City Doc  Festival London