Mitra Saboury’s work investigates the impact of the built environment on the human body. Using performance, video and installation, Mitra confronts physical restrictions and confinements of architectural perimeters. She explores with intimacy, seeking to melt body with place.
Mitra Saboury holds her Bachelors in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh and has recently completed her Masters of Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. She was awarded the MAstars Axisweb award in 2013, and was also named Goldsmiths University Graduate Prize winner to create a print with Jealous Gallery, exhibited at Saatchi Gallery and as part of the permanent print collection of the V&A. Selected exhibitions include The Wilson, “The Open West” (2014), Griffin Gallery and Charlie Smith London, “Young Gods” (2014), Art Party Conference Scarborough (2013), and Watermans Art Centre “Enter 13” (2013).
Mitra's Stumbling Block, originally a 4 part installation re-edited into a single channel short, was scored by Manchester band MiSTOA POLTSA for Video Jam at Fat Out Fest (24/05/14). Later that year her film Mr Road was selected for Video Jam at Manchester Art Gallery (17/07/14) and scored by From the Kits of San Quentin as part of a programme in response to British artist Ryan Gander's major exhibition Make Every Show Like It's Your Last.