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Sara Rajaei



Sara Rajaei is an Iranian/Dutch video artist and filmmaker based in The Netherlands.In her work, she studies the notion of time by reflecting on the absence of image, memory psychology, oral history, narrative techniques, and physical/psychological space. Her artistic oeuvre consists 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 the Prix de Rome Basic Award. She is currently developing her first feature film with support of the funding scheme The Imagination (De Verbeelding) of Netherlands Filmfund.


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: https://sarajaei.com


Realized: City of Poets