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Tina Gharavi

Born in Iran in 1972 and leaving in 1979 because of the Islamic Revolution, Tina Gharavi lived in various countries (England, New Zealand, United States, France) and using diverse artistic practises, she actively resists catagorisation. Her personal work has ranged from films, installations, to multimedia; while gaining both commercial and artistic work experience in addition to work as an educationalist.

From 1996-1998, Tina Gharavi was Lecturer in Media Production & Multimedia in the North of England and HND course leader. Since 1998, she has been on artistic residence at Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains in France where she co-produced Closer with the support of the British Regional Arts Board (Northern Arts), the European Union Social Fund, in conjunction with Bridge + Tunnel, which is a transmedia production company she founded in Newcastle, United Kingdom.

Tina Gharavi’s personal work often deals with questions of identity. (09/09)

Directed by Tina Gharavi, 2000, 24 min., Color

An experimental documentary which has at its heart a poignant character study of a 17 year-old lesbian living in Newcastle, England, CLOSER innovative...

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