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Rania Stephan

Studio Grant Holder in Stockholm 1 August-29 October
 

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Rania Stephan graduated in Cinema Studies from La Trobe University in Australia and University of Paris 8 in France. She has directed short and medium-length videos and creative documentaries. Anchored in the turbulent reality of her country, her documentaries provide a personal perspective to political events. She intertwines raw images with a poetic edge, capturing random encounters with compassion and humour.
The work on archival material has been an underlying enquiry in her practice. Her most recent work investigates forgotten images and sounds that haunt the present. By juxtaposing these with new images and sounds, she explores a diversity of meanings, triggering renewed narratives and emotions.
Her artistic work investigates how still and moving images collide and collude, multiply and subtract. Approaching images like an editor, part detective, part cinephile, she traces absence and remembrance that are the origins of these images. Her first feature film, The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni, won the Artist’s Prize at the 10th Sharjah Biennial, the Renaud Victor Prize at FID MARSEILLE International Film Festival and the Best Filmmaker Award at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in 2011.
 

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