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Sara Rajaei


Sara Rajaei is an Iranian/Dutch video artist based in The Netherlands.


In her work, she studies the notion of time in relation to memory psychology, narrative techniques, space, and absence. Her artistic oeuvre consists mainly of short films and video installations, which remain in-between storytelling and imagery.


After her graduation from the Royal Academy of Art The Hague in 2002, Rajaei attended a 2-year residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten Amsterdam.


In 2009, she was awarded Prix de Rome basic prize.


Her work has been exhibited at various art venues and festivals around the world. Notable shows include de Appel arts center, Stroom Den Haag, Rotterdam film festival, Rencontres Internationales Paris Berlin Madrid, Art Brussels, Stiftelsen 3.14 Bergen/Norway, Museum of Modern & Contemporary art Rijeka/Croatia, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Tent Rotterdam and many more.


Sara is currently working on her first mid-length film, a three-episodic work focusing on a series of events taking place on the thin lines between reality & imagination and ideology & failure. 


Like her other works, in this film too Sara will be looking for new ways of engaging visualization and narration.



Selected videoworks:
-A composition in blue, red & other colours, 2017 (premiere at IFFR 2018)
-The slightest trace of something, 2017, in collaboration with Neva Lukic
-In the gaze of Panoptes, 2016
-The motel in the well, 2016, in collaboration with Neva Lukic
-There was the dream & there was a memory connected with it, 2015
-The picture must begin as a poem, 2013
-1978 the 231st day, 2012
-A leap year that started on a Friday, 2010
-Shahrzad, 2009


Personal website: www.sarajaei.com

Project in development: On Earth's Crust