Curator at FOTODOK
“We need more stories about relationships between women. This one – about the bond between the artist and her mother, separated by a whole continent – is very special.“ - Daria Tuminas
Parisa Aminolahi (b. 1978, Tehran) is a freelance filmmaker, photographer and painter who has been based in the Netherlands since 2008. She studied theatre stage design (BA) and animation (MA) at the University of Art in Tehran and documentary filmmaking (MA) at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her work covers a spectrum of themes such as displacement, exile, homeland, family and childhood memories, utilising childhood and old family photographs, self-portraits and her own family members as her subjects. Her mediums range from photography, documentary filmmaking, animation, painting and mixed media. She is a grant recipient of The Netherlands Film Fund, One World Media Student Film Bursary, the Chevening Scholarship and has had screenings and exhibitions in Armenia, Australia, Canada, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.
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