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Professor Mitra Tabrizian has exhibited and published widely and in major international museums and galleries, including her solo exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2008.  Her most recent books Another Country, with forward by Homi Bhabha is published by Hatje Cantz in 2012.

Her photographic and film works are represented in major public collections. She has received several photographic and film awards, including AHRB (Arts and Humanities Research Board) Innovation Awards for the film ‘The Predator’ (28 – minute, 35 mm print, 2004).

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013
Safar/ Voyage, MOA, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver. (April- Sept)
‘Economy’, Stills (Edinburgh) and the Centre for Contemporary Art (Glasgow), (January -April 2013)

2012
Solo show, Fondazione Fotografia, Italy (April 20 – June 23, 2013)
Solo show, The Wapping Project Bankside, London (21 Sept.- 2 Nov.)
‘Light from Middle East’, Victoria and Albert Museum (13 November 2012 – 7 April 2013)
Solo show, Leila Heller Galery, N.Y. ((7th June- 7th July)
‘Iranian Pulse’, SESC, São Paulo, Brazil (Jan.- March)

2011
Solo show, ‘Project B, Contemporary Art’ , Milan (Feb.-April)
‘Regarding Iran: Acquiescence and Conceptual Poetics, Guild Gallery, Mumbai (March-April)
‘Zendegi’, Beirut Exhibition Centre, (April-May)
‘Tension’, Hezi Cohen gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (June- July)
‘Nothing in the World but Youth’, Turner Contemporary, Uk (Sept-Jan 2012)

2010
‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’, Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art,  Australia (Dec – April 2011)
‘Play list’ Jönköpings läns museum, Sweden (sept –jan.2011)
International Festival of photography, Fotojatka, Prague, Czech Republic, traveling to Budweis, Brno and other cities (April- July)
‘In and out’, Project B, Contemporary Art , Milan (Feb – April)

2009
solo show, Albion gallery, London (Jan- Feb.)
Theatre of the Real, Fotomuseum, Antwerp, Belgium (June-Sept.)
Translation/Tarjama, Queens Museum of Art, N.Y. (May –Sept.)
The End: Analyzing Art in Troubled Times, Andy Warhol Museum N.Y. (Feb-may)
‘L’Iran Sans Frontiere’, Almine Rech gallery (June) Paris
Iran, inside Out, Chelsea Art Museum, N.y. (June- Sept.) traveling to DePaul University Museum, Chicago.

2008
Solo show Tate Britain, London (June- August)
Solo show, Caprice Horn Gallery, Berlin (June- Sept.)
‘Street and Studio: An Urban History of Photography’, Tate Modern, London(May- August) traveling to Museum of Folkwang (Oct 08- Jan 09)

Publications

Another Country
Texts by Homi Bhabha, David Green, Hamid Naficy.

Film and photo artist Mitra Tabrizian (born in Tehran) addresses the relationship between the individual and society, positioning the protagonists in such a way that the political conditions underlying various cultures, regions, and situations are reflected in the composition of the images. Whether the picture is of a banker in the heart of London’s Financial District or of women in dark veils in the midst of the desert-like vastness of Iran, the people in them always seem strangely exposed, strewn across space for no apparent reason. People standing in line are isolated from their surroundings, while others are depicted in groups that do not seem to have any internal cohesion. The artist deliberately forfeits the harmony of the golden ratio: although people are classically centered between the foreground and background, the center of the image deteriorates into an inhospitable zone. The publication assembles Tabrizian’s most recent works.

Exhibition schedule: | Turner Contemporary, Kent, September, 2011–January, 2012 | Iranian Pulse oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, September 15–October 30, 2011 | SESC São Paulo opening January 2012 |Leila Heller gallery, opening June 2012 Hezi Cohen Gallery, opening September 2012 | Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, April–September 2013