Samira Elagoz

Artist

Samira Elagoz (1989) is a Finnish/Egyptian artist. She graduated in choreography from the Amsterdam University of the Arts in the spring of 2016. She has toured with both of her graduation works in various international film and performance festivals.

In 2014 Elagoz won the Blooom Award competition for visual art in Cologne, with her first short film Four Kings. Her first solo exhibition was in Tokyo 2015. In October 2016 she received the André Veltkamp Award for her documentary/performance Cock, Cock.. Who’s There?. Her first feature film Craigslist Allstars had its premiere at IDFA, International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam in 2016, and was nominated for the best international films competition at CPH:DOX 2017.

In 2017 she won the prestigious Prix Jardin d’Europe at Impulstanz, and was nominated for the BNG Bank Nieuwe Theatermakersprijs, prize for the most promising young theater maker in Holland. The German magazine Tanz nominated her as one of the most promising talents of 2017.

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