Mashid Mohadjerin is an award-winning visual artist and lecturer currently based in Belgium. She obtained her PhD in the Arts in 2021 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Mashid has published three books and is currently working on her new monograph.

Trained as a visual artist, Mashid started working as a documentary photographer for international publications and media outlets while also working on long-term research-based projects.

Her work received several international awards, among which 1st prize for Contemporary Issues at World Press Photo 2009 and Les Rencontres d’Arles Author’s Book Award 2021.

In recent years Mashid’s research-based work has expanded towards multi-media installations containing video work, sound, text, collage and performance as part of her ongoing exploration of multi-perspectivity and alternative forms of narration. With her lens-based work, she continues to connect contemporary issues with history and personal stories, looking for ever more nuance and true understanding – the emotive being equally important as the factual, the unseen and unknowable as relevant as the spectacular.