Mitra Tabrizian

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Mitra Tabrizian is a British-Iranian[1] photographer and film director. She is also a professor of photography at the University of Westminster, London.

Tabrizian published her first monograph, Correct Distance, in 1990. Her photo-book Beyond the Limits (2004), is a critique of corporate culture[1] and is inspired by the works of Jean Baudrillard and Jean-François Lyotard. Her films include Journey of No Return (1993), The Third Woman (1991), and The Predator (2004).

Tabrizian has exhibited her work at the Tate,[2] Modern Art Oxford, Gallery Lelong, New York, the Architectural Association, London, and numerous film festivals. In January 2018, she exhibited at London Art Fair with Arte Globale.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Tehran, Iran, Tabrizian studied at the Polytechnic of Central London in the 1980s.[1]



  • The Third Woman (1991) – writer and director, 16 mm, 20 mins
  • Journey of No Return (1993) – writer and director, 16 mm, 23 mins
  • The Predator (2004) – writer and director, 35 mm, 28 mins


  • Veil, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, United Kingdom (touring in Europe)
  • 2003 Solo show, Museum of Folkwang, Germany
  • Far Near Distance –`New Positions of Contemporary Iranian Artists’, the House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
  • Solo show, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  • 2004 Solo Show, BBK, Bilbao, Spain
  • Voodoo Macbeth: a tribute to the work of Orson Welles, De la Warr Pavilion, United Kingdom
  • FotoArtFestival, Poland
  • Wall House project (on the work of an American architect John Hejduk), Noorderlicht Gallery, Groningen, Netherlands, and Wall House Foundation, traveling to. New York (forthcoming)
  • 2007 International Photo, Phillips de Pury, New York



  1. ^ a b c Cooke, Rachel (8 June 2008). "Here, there and nowhere". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Modernity grapples with tradition in the work of Iranian photographers". Saudi Gazette. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  3. ^ Arte Globale. London Art Fair. Mitra Tabrizian

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