Katayoun Jalilipour 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.
Their work takes an experimental approach, in which they create an environment for new languages and possibilities arising. They work in a variety of mediums including video, GIFs, installation, and live performance, and use speculative histories and fictions to re-tell stories through a queer lens.
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.
Katayoun has been awarded bursaries from the Live Art Development Agency and Jerwood Arts. They are an associate lecturer on BA Performance: Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins.