Professor Mitra Tabrizian


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mitra tabrizian is an artist, film maker and professor of photography, teaches on the MA Photography Arts programme and supervises practice based PhD work.

tabrizian’s  photographic work has been exhibited and published widely and is represented in major international museums and public collections.  Solo shows include, Tate Britain (2008)- Moderna Mussset, Stockholm, (2006)- Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, (2004) - BBK, Bilbao, Spain (2004) -Museum of Folkwang, Essen, (2003) amongst others. She has also exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Iranian pavilion (2015).

Her short films have been screened at premier film festivals including, Berlin and Toronto. Her debut feature ‘Ghoalm’, with Shahab Hosseini, the recipient of the grand jury prize for Best Actor at Cannes (2016), will be released in UK in Feb/March 2018.



2013    Royal Academy ‘Rose Award for Photography’

2005    AHRC, Research Leave Grant

            The Arts Council, UK

2004    AHRC Grants in the Creative & Performing Arts

            The Arts Council Uk                 

2003    AHRB Innovation Awards



Gholam- British/Iranian feature film (2017)
Tabrizian, M. 2017. Gholam- British/Iranian feature film.


‘You don’t know what nights are like?’ – public art project (2016)
Tabrizian, M. 2016. ‘You don’t know what nights are like?’ – public art project. The main billboards are displayed outside of Southwark station for two years, and smaller billboards were displayed for the first 6 months at every station (in total 250 stations)


Looking Back - a project on the young unemployed (2014)
Tabrizian, M. 2014. Looking Back - a project on the young unemployed. Venice Biennial


Tehran project (2013)
Tabrizian, M. 2013. Tehran project. Fondazione Fotografia, Modena, Italy
Another country, 2010 (2013)
Tabrizian, M. 2013. Another country, 2010. Fondazione Fotografia, Modena, Italy


Untitled 2009 (2011)
Tabrizian, M. 2011. Untitled 2009. National Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, Australia


City, London (2009)
Tabrizian, M. 2009. City, London. Albion Gallery, London


The predator (2006)
Tabrizian, M. and Williams, C. 2006. The predator.
'Border' and 'Tehran' 2006 (2006)
Tabrizian, M., Golding, A. and Nava, Z. 2006. 'Border' and 'Tehran' 2006.


The perfect crime (2004)
Tabrizian, M. and Golding, A. 2004. The perfect crime. Elcano, Bilbao, Spain
Beyond the limits: silent majority (2004)
Tabrizian, M. 2004. Beyond the limits: silent majority.


Leicestershire (2012)
Tabrizian, M. 2012. Leicestershire.


This is that place (2008)
Tabrizian, M. 2008. This is that place. London Tate Publishing.


Beyond the limits (2004)
Tabrizian, M. 2004. Beyond the limits. London, UK Thames & Hudson.


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