Latest Shape collaboration: Kasra was shortlisted for the 2022 Emergent bursary with Baltic and Shape Arts.

Artist Statement: Kasra Jalilipour (b. 1995, Isfahan) is an Iranian-born multidisciplinary artist, performer and writer based in the UK. Through humour, provocation and storytelling, their practice uses the body as the subject to talk about race, gender identity and sexuality. They use speculative histories and fictions to re-tell stories through a queer lens.

Their work takes an experimental approach, in which they create an environment for new languages and possibilities arising. Kasra works in a variety of mediums including video, GIFs, installation, and live performance. They have an ongoing body of research looking for fragments of queerness hidden in Iran’s Qajar era, specifically stories that centre intimacy, eroticism and gender nonconformity. 

Kasra is an associate lecturer on BA Performance: Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins.

Portrait photograph of the artist Katayoun Jalilipour, with shaven dark hair and wearing a pink shirt.

Image courtesy of the artist.

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Image description: Still from digital artwork. A computer-generated head floats on a purple backdrop, nothing below the neckline. Image courtesy of artist. Gut Feelings, 2021.