Born in Teheran, Nazanin Fakoor initially studied Theatre Arts at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich and at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. She then studied scenography at La Cambre School of Visual Arts in Brussels.
In 2004, she met Robert Wilson and since then has been a regular guest at his artistic laboratory in New York, where she works on several projects and exhibits her work.
During her various assistantships in theatres and opera houses such as the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel (Bavarian State Theatre) in Munich and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie/De Munt in Brussels, she has had the opportunity to work with Zhang Huang, Anish Kapoor, Pierre Audi, Robert Lepage, La Fura dels Baus, Karl-Ernst Herrmann, etc.
Her recent creations include the performance installation Totalitaria – A Fantastic Journey and the installations The Flower, Light Drawing and The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth, which were shown in Belgium, Germany, France and the United States. Light Drawing has been purchased for the collection of M HKA museum for contemporary art in Antwerp in 2018.
Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions/Performances
2018 Safra’Numériques, Amiens, France
2018 Light Shifts, M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp
2017 NEVER WALK ALONE #2, Cutuurcentrum Strombeek Grimbergen
2017 VISIONS, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels
2017 John Doe in the Metacity - Utopia + Dystopia in Architecture, Les Halles Saint-Géry, Brussels
2016 Working Title Festival, Workspacebrussels, Les Halles Saint-Géry
2016 La Face B Side, La Bellone, Brussels
2016 Orient trifft Okzident, Kulturpackt Schweinfurt, Germany
2016 Foire Attraction, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels
2015 Nuit Blanche Brussels
2014 FMA François Matens Architects, Brussels
2011 Voluptuous Panic, 18th annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, Long Island, New York
2011 2nd annual Watermill Center Benefit, Elmgreen & Dragset, Berlin
2011 Watermill Center, Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island, New York
2007 100% Schubert Festival, Flagey, Brussels
2008 The Garden, Kleine Akademie, Brussels
2006 City Sonics, Festival des arts sonores, Mons