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 lives and works in London. She graduated with an MA in Fine Art from The Ruskin School of Art (The University of Oxford) in 2020, having previously completed her BA in Fine Art & History of Art at Goldsmiths (2013-2016). Recent exhibitions and projects include: Bold Tendencies 2020 Season (Group Exhibition, London, 2020), Art Licks Radio Weekend 2019 (Composition and Broadcast) in partnership with RTM.FM and TACO! (London, 2019), Peckham 24 & Photoworks London (Film Commission, 2019), One Night Only (Group Exhibition at Lewisham Art House (London, 2019) Choreophobia (Performance) at Somerset House (London, 2018).