Lilian Nejatpour

Lilian Nejatpour a British Iranian artist who shifts between making sculptural forms and sound structures, often investigates displacement and duality through unique settings and experiences. With influences from South Iran ceremonial practices and her northern background in bassline music from Bradford, much of her work is hybridity between performance, sound and installation. Her recent work ‘Choreophobia’ and ‘Foreign Sleep’ is rich in socio-political complexities from her own background, combining sound and theory to develop sculptures of bodies that resisted and overlapped in response to her own geographical displacement, sampling movements from northern bassline club culture and juxtaposing against gestures associated with the now-banned Iranian solo improvised dance.

Lilian Nejatpour (b. 1994,) lives and works in London. Nejatpour received her BA (Hons) Fine Art & History of Art form Goldsmiths College, University of London. Recent presentations of her work include: ‘Foreign Sleep’, Performance at Strangelove Festival, Folkestone (2018); This is not a funeral, Group Show at Triton Street, London (2018) One Night Only, Lewisham Art House, London (2018); ‘Transition to Foreign Sleep’, Performance at Dance Spa University x Theatre (2018; and Choreophobia, curated by Loren Elhili and Nora Almes (To Whom This May Concern) Lancaster Rooms, Somerset House, London (2018).