Artist outside her studio based in Muscat, Oman.

Estabrak's Studio Muscat, Oman.

Estabrak's Studio Muscat, Oman.

Performance still. Behind the scenes @ a LPP.

Performance still. Behind the scenes @ a LPP.

 

About

Recent recipient of AFAC (Arab Fund for Arts and Culture) Performing Arts Grant 2016 for her unique performance based process of storytelling 'LPP' (Live.Projection.Painting); Estabrak is an award winning Visual Artist & Film Maker based between London, UK and Muscat, Oman. She is originally from Iraq, born in Iran and raised in London, after having come to the UK with her family as a child refugee.
With an arts background in Central Saint Martins and a Masters in film & media production, she is both by nature & nurture; a storyteller.
Often lead by emotions, particular interest lies in honest approaches to silenced socio-political realities usually explored through progressive, multidisciplinary ways of storytelling.

Previous works have found themselves showcased on an international basis in such places as New York, Dubai and Berlin, along the way exhibiting at Royal Academy of Arts, & TATE Britain, London, UK.

She has been a part of some pioneering projects such as 'Imagine Art After' and has had her work presented to the UN as well as having been commissioned and supported by numerous organisations including 'The Helen Tetlow Memorial Fund', 'Red Bull Oman' and 'The Alserkal Cultural Foundation'.

2015 saw Estabrak present her first multidisciplinary solo show entitled 'Consciousness' which, selected works, went on to be exhibited in Dubai, Muscat, Sharjah, Saudi Arabia and London, UK. In 2016, her award winning (Art Jameel Photography Award 2015, 2nd place) , limited edition, photographic series 'Omanis Under Water' (OUW) was selected for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2016 in London. This too a part of 'Consciousness'.  She is hoping to continue creating her global underwater series over the next coming years.

Recently she was supported by 'Mawa3eed Travel Grant' to partake with a project in Morocco with her unique style of storytelling; LPP (Live.Projection.Painting) where she uses her multidisciplinary techniques to paint films to life, live. She presented 'Tales of the Mother tongue' at her first Biennale; The 6th Marrakesh Biennale 2016 (MB6), which has recently gone on to tour in Venice/Italy and Brighton/UK.

She helped create this process (LPP) back in 2012 along with her all female London collaborative; Thre3 Strokes. Since 2014 she has been developing & working on her solo collection of LPPs internationally, bringing this unique art form to the Middle East, Africa and Europe.