Minou Norouzi

Filmmaker, writer, organiser-of-things


Minou Norouzi is a filmmaker, writer, curator.

She obtained her PhD by Practice from Goldsmiths, University of London supported by the Arts and Humanity Research Council (2018) and was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Arts at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies supported by Kone Foundation (2019/20).

Her research is focused on cinematic language and aesthetic productions that communicate the ineffable challenging normative, totalising accounts of history and knowledge production.

Her films have been shown at South London Gallery, Calvert 22 (London), Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow), Telic Arts Exchange (Los Angeles), and at film festivals including the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Kasseler Dok Fest, Videoex, and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Between 2011 – 2019, Minou was responsible for the creative direction and production of the Arts Council England-funded film programming initiative Sheffield Fringe. She has curated film events at Whitechapel Gallery and Close-Up Film Centre (London); S1 Artspace and Bloc Projects (Sheffield); UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art and apexart (New York); MARSistanbul and SALT Beyoğlu (Istanbul); Belvedere 21 (Vienna).

CONTACT: minou.norouzi[at]gmail.com