Seemab Gul

Filmmaker

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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.

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