Reyhan Lál

IR, 1993
  • resident
    • 2022 – 2024

Reyhan Lál (b. 1993, Tehran) is a film and performance artist. Having initially studied Architecture, Lál started her art practice in 2017 within Tehran's underground scene. While her early works took place in the public sphere, her current pieces are inclined to take shape within a more theatrical setup.

Lál's works centre on the enduring themes of the human condition, and strategically attempt to interfere with established orders in an ironic and playful manner. Involving various characters, stage layouts, and languages, she employs a fusion of scripted and improvisational compositions to consistently reshape the conceptual landscape of the stage. Within her work, elements unveil specific statements, often on the verge of undermining themselves. By asserting and reclaiming authority, she actively involves both the crew and the audience in the development process, offering a wildly open-ended experience.

Lál has also organized several artistic programs, including three editions of the Tehran Art Book Fair, from 2019 to 2021. In 2023, she initiated a film project based in the Netherlands, titled Good Film, Bad Film.

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