Maryam Tafakory

2017 | Emerging Prize Winner

Combining the moving image and performance art in her video works, Maryam Tafakory is interested in womanhood and rites of passage, drawing on the notion of the personal as political. In Absent Wound, the physical strength of wrestling is contrasted with the protagonist facing her menstrual cycle. She has exhibited internationally including, Rotterdam IFFR; Melbourne MIFF; ICA London; BFI London; Barbican Cinema London; Whitechapel Gallery and Anthology Film Archives.