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[2015-2017] MFA [with Distinction]. Oxford University  

[2017-2020] PhD in Fine Art [full scholarship / straight pass], Kingston University 

[solo exhibitions & screenings]

[2024] MoMA, Modern Mondays, New York [link]

[2024] Academy Museum, Los Angeles [link]

[2024] Bozar Films, Brussels 

[2024] Batalha Centro de Cinema [link]

[2024] One World Romania [link]

[2024] Images Festival, Toronto

[2023] National Gallery of Art, DC [link]

[2023] MoMI, New York  [link]

[2023] LUX, London  [link]

[2023] Nadežda Petrović Gallery, Čačak

[2023] Doc’s Kingdom documentary Seminar

[2023] Courtisane Festival , Ghent [link]

[2023] Filmoteca de Catalunya, la Inesperada, Barcelona

[2023] BFMAF, Berwick  [link]

[2023] 42nd IKSV, Istanbul 

[2023] Jester, Genk

[2022] performance at e-flux, New York  [link]

[2022] DokuFest, Kosovo  [link]

[2022] 41st Uppsala Short Film Festival  [link]

[2022] Points North Institute, CIFF

[2022] e-flux Screening Room, New York  [link]

[2022] Spectacle Theatre, Brooklyn  [link

[2022] Open City Documentary Festival, London [link]

[2018] BEURSSCHOUWBURG, Belgium [link]

[selected two-person screenings]

[2024] with Edward Owens, Brooklyn Academy of Music [link]

[2023] with Forugh Farrokhzad  [link

[2022] with Su Friedrich  [link]

[2022] with Éric Baudelaire  [link] 


[selected awards & nominations]

[2023] Nominated for the Œil d’Or at Cannes’ Directors Fortnight

[2023] Nominated for Queer Palm at Cannes’ Directors Fortnight

[2023] Awarded Best Experimental Short Film - 70th & 71st Melbourne International Film Festival, MIFF

[2023] Awarded the Jury Prize for The Best Short Film - 43rd Amiens International Film Festival

[2022] Awarded the Gold Hugo for Best Documentary Short - 58th Chicago Int’l Festival

[2022] Awarded Ammodo Tiger Short Award - 51st International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR 

[2022] Nominated for Found Footage Award at 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR 

[2022] Awarded Barbara Hammer Feminist Film Award - 60th Ann Arbor Film Festival, AAFF

[2022] Awarded the Best Int’l Short Film - 29th l’Alternativa Cinema Independent de Barcelona

[2022] Awarded the Best Visual Concept - 12th Bucharest Int’l Experimental Film Festival, BIEFF

[2022] Awarded two Best Short Film - 15th and 16th Archivio Aperto, Bologna, Italy

[2022] Awarded the runner-up Prize for the Best UK Short Film - London Short Film Festival, LSFF

[2018] awarded the Fugas Jury Award at Documenta Madrid


[selected group exhibitions] 

[2024] P O R T I K U S, Frankfurt [link]
[2023] Villa Medici: The French Academy in Rome
[2023] Tromsø Kunstforening
[2023] The Hepworth Wakefield, UK
[2022] Haus der Kulturen der Welt [HKW]
[2022] LCCA the Latvian Center for Contemporary Art [Survival Kit]

[2021] Project Arts Centre, Dublin
[2021] M HKA, Antwerp
[2021] Pergamon Museum, Berlin
[2019] Anthology Film Archive, New York
[2019] VIDEONALE.17, Kunstmuseum Bonn
[2019] Whitechapel Gallery, London
[2019] Parasol unit Foundation for Contemporary art, London

[selected screenings]

[2024] Tate Modern, London
[2023] Cannes Directors’ Fortnight [
[2023] 61st New York Film Festival, NYFF
[2023] 48th Toronto Film Festival, Wavelengths [link]
[2023] 42nd Vancouver Int’l FF
[2023] Locarno Film Festival [
[2023] International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam [IDFA]

[2023] M+ Cinema, M Plus Museum, Hong Kong
[2023] Black Canvas FCC, New Horizon Competition
[2023] FICUNAM International Festival
[2023] DMZ International Documentary Film Festival [DMZ Docs]

[2023] 50th Film Fest Ghent
[2023] Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
[2022] True/False Film Festival
[2022] MoMA Doc Fortnight New York [
[2022] Rotterdam Int’l Film Festival [IFFR 2016/2018/2022] [
[2022] RIDM - Montreal International Documentary Festival [2022/2023]

[2022] 38th Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg

[2022] Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin

[2022] Frames of Representation, ICA London [link]

[2022] 24th. Seoul International Women's Film Festival
[2022] 29th Encounters Film Festival, UK [2023/2023]
[2022] Nominated for Experimental Award - 30th Curtas Vila do Conde IFF
[2022] 39th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival [2022/2023]
[2021] Special Jury Mention at IFF Message to Man
[2021] Essay Film Festival, Birkbeck London
[2021] 31st Singapore International Film Festival [SGIFF]
[2020] 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan
[2019] Special Jury Mention at Open City Documentary Festival, London
[2019] Special Jury Mention at 47th Athens International Film and Video Festival
[2019] Nominated for Int. Award at 22nd Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland
[2019] 60th Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival [ZINEBI]
[2019] 38th Uppsala International Short Film Festival
[2019] 35th Busan International Short Film Festival
[2019] 17th Doclisboa Documentary Film Festival
[2019] UnionDocs, Centre for Documentary Art, NY
[2019] B3 Biennial of the Moving Image
[2018] Nominated for Found Footage Award at 47th IFFR
[2018] Nominated for Tiger Short Award at 47th IFFR
[2018] Nominated for Experimental Award at 67th Melbourne International Film Festival

[2018] Duke University, Rubenstein Art Center, Durham
[2018] Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University
[2018] Light Industry, New York

[2015] Edinburgh International Film Festival
[2015] Zurich Film Festival, Zürich


by Dylan Huw [ArtForum

by Mike Hoolboom [Found Footage Magazine – print]

by Mahan Moalemi [NonFiction

by Elhum Shakerifar [LUX London

by Maria Paradinas [Ultra Dogme]

by Kevin B. Lee [FilmExplorer]

by Erika Lay [MIFF Critics Reviews]
by Namrata Joshi [National Herald]
by Ben Nicholson [Film Verdict]

by Flavia Dima [Films in Frame]
by Elhum Shakerifar [words sketched onto the night’s taut skin]

by Cátia Rodrigues [À pala de Walsh]


by Dan Schindel [Hyperallergic]

by Leo Goldsmith [Film Comment]

by Catherine Grant [Criterion Daily]

by Addie Morfoot [Variety]

by Lukas Brasiskis [Art Agenda]

by Adrian Martin [Sight & Sound - BFI]
by Ariel Avissar [Sight & Sound - BFI]
by Courtney Stephens [Filmmaker Magazine]
by Leo Goldsmith [Senses of Cinema]

by James Prestridge [Close Up Culture]

by José Sarmiento Hinojosa [desistfilm]

by Dagmara Genda [Berlin Art Link]

[teaching / artist talk]

[2024] Doc Talks, The New School, New York City

[2022-23] Visiting Lecturer, Goldsmiths University, London

[2023] Bournemout University, UK
[2022] Brighton University, UK
[2019] Colgate University, New York
[2019] Bonn Museum of Modern Art
[2019] Master LAV, WomenMake, Madrid
[2018] Westminster University, London

[conference papers]

[2019] Film-Philosophy Conference, University of Brighton, UK
[2019] The 10th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research, Zürich
[2019] Symposia Iranica’s Fourth Biennial Conference 2019, the University of St Andrews, UK

[2019] International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences’ (IUAES) Inter-Congress

[2018] EASA (The European Association of Social Anthropologists) Biennial Conference, Italy

[selected fellowships/residencies/awards] 

[2023] MacDowell Fellowship

[2023] Casa Conti Residency, Corsica

[2023] production award, Lo schermo dell’arte
[2023] Jury Grand Prix - 25 FPS Festival Zagreb

[2023] awarded The Best Short Film - BLACK CANVAS FCC

[2023] COSMOS AWARD for Best Film - Curtocircuíto IFF

[2023] Prix du Jury Experimental - 41st edition of the Festival Tous Courts of Aix-en-Provence

[2021] digital fellowship, New Contemporaries, London
[2022] awarded the Sonja Savić Prize & Residency - Alternative Film/Video Festival, Belgrade

[2021] production award by FVU London [Beyond]

[2020] Freelands Foundation Fund

[2019] awarded two Aesthetica Emerging Art Prize, UK [2017 & 2019]
[2019] awarded the Flaherty/Colgate Distinguished Global Filmmaker in Residence, New York

[jury duties]

[2023] 34th European Media Art Festival [EMAF]

[2022] Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland
[2022] DokuFest, Kosovo
[2022] LSFF, London

[2019] 28th dokumentART, Germany

​[other awards / nominations]  

Awarded The Best Short Film at Festival de Cine Lima Independiente 
Nominated for Shorts Award at ​67th, 70th, and 71st Melbourne International Film Festival program, MIFF

Awarded the City of Neubrandenburg Award at 27. dokumentART
Awarded a fully-funded Ph.D. by practice, Kingston University
Awarded GRS Research Completion Fund, Kingston University  
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 European Documentary Short at 22nd Ji.hlava IDFF


​[other screenings]

15. ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival

Frames of Representation, ICA London

19th EXIS, Seoul 

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival

19th Documenta Madrid, Spain

19th VIS Vienna Shorts, Austria

ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival

Costa Rica International Film Festival, San José

38th Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg (Hamburg Short Film Festival)

Nominated for Experimental Film Award - 30th Curtas Vila do Conde IFF

Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) 

True/False Film Festival, Missouri 

39th Kasseler Dokfest
30. New Orleans Film Festival
38. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF)

23rd SEOUL International Women's Film Festival 
​17. Doclisboa Documentary Film Festival, Lisbon
 London Feminist Film Festival, RIO Cinema

London Short Film Festival, ICA London 2017/2018/2019/2022
Open City Documentary Film Festival London 2018/2019/2022/2023
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

​[selected curatorial]

[2023] LSFF, ICA London [link]

[2023] 35th Dresden Film Festival 

[2018] Light Industry, New York [link]
[2018] MUBI & NANG, London  
[2018] Open City Doc Festival London


[2023] Cannes Directors’ Fortnight [link]
[2023] New York Film Festival [NYFF 61st]
[2023] Toronto Film Festival [TIFF Wavelengths 48th] [link]
[2023] Vancouver Int’l FF [42nd VIFF]
[2023] Locarno Film Festival [link]
[2023] International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam [IDFA]

[2023] Black Canvas FCC, New Horizon Competition
[2023] FICUNAM International Festival
[2023] DMZ International Documentary Film Festival [DMZ Docs]

[2023] 50th Film Fest Ghent

[2023] 26th Media City Film Festival

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