Seemab Gul is a London based artist and filmmaker. Her films interweave documentary, fictional, and performative elements to explore social-political stories. 


Her work is interdisciplinary, immersed in the current political dialogue, examining conditions of precarity in society and focusing on the outsider experience. Her films are fostered by improvisations and Forum theatre workshop sessions that are set up by the artist to develop characters and story in a collaborative manner. Her 16mm films and videos have been screened and exhibited at a collateral event of 55th Venice Art Biennale, Oberhausen Film festival, Geneva Contemporary Art Centre and other galleries and festivals internationally. Her works have been commissioned by Arts Council England, CBA WoldView, The Foundling Museum and Moti Roti Foundation. 


Seemab completed a BA in Fine Art at Surrey Institute of Art & Design in 2001. After doing a PACE course in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths, she completed a Masters in Filmmaking at the London Film School in 2010. She was a fellow at the National Film & TV School Film Clinic in 2013.


One Day in Whitechapel (2015)

Producer • Writer • Director

Metaphysiques (2015)

Executive Producer • Producer • Writer • Director

Towards a Militant Conceptualism (2013)

Producer • Writer • Director

Price of Freedom (2013)

Producer • Writer • Director

Overtime (2013)

Writer • Director

Home Bitter Sweet Home (2009)

Writer • Director

Inner Vision


Ali - The Student Revolutionary



Ali - The Student Revolutionary on Vimeo

Kingdom of Mister Edhi 

field producer


Kingdom of Mister Edhi on Vimeo



Artist in Residence



Feature - 'Price of Freedom'


London Symphony Orchestra

Promo Film - Panufnik Young Composers Scheme


LSO Panuifnik Young Composers Scheme on Vimeo



Film Festivals & Screenings


London Short Film Festival, UK 2016


Geneva Contemporary Art Centre, Switzerland 2015


Gothenburg Independent Film Festival, Sweden 2014


Oberhausen International Film Festival, Germany 2014


Isola Art Centre (Milan) & Villa Ada (Rome), Italy 2015


Sheffield Doc Fest, UK 2012


BASTAU Int Film Festival, Kazakhstan 2011


East London Film Festival, UK 2007

Elephant in the Room Group Show  |  Open School East, UK


Venice Process  |  55th Venice Art Biennale, Italy


LFS Short Films |  The National Gallery, UK


Group Show  |  Motiroti Foundation at various venues in UK, Pakistan and India 


Art is Fayre  |  Jago Gallery, UK


Group Show  |  No-ID Gallery, UK


Ouland  |  Kellarigalleiria, Real Deal, Finland


La Merde et La Mort  |  Rue de Rivoli, France


Solo Show  |  Maltings Gallery, UK















Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Multi-media fund 


Awarded MA Scholarship at London Film School by UK Skillset Bursary, the Leathersellers Co. and Tower Hamlets Education Trust Fund     


NADFAS Competition winner – Video art installation for first solo show




2015   December

2013   November

2011   December

2008 - 2010

2008 June

2007   December

2006 June

2001 October

2000 June