Estabrak is an Iraqi blooded, Iran born, London raised Middle Eastern Visual Artist and Film Maker currently based between Muscat, Oman and London, UK.
With an arts background in Central Saint Martins and a separate Masters in film & media production, she is both by nature & nurture; a storyteller.
Identity, memory, culture, equality, feminism and understanding are reoccurring themes throughout her works, often serving as a catalyst for thought. Particular interest lies in progressive ways of storytelling, whilst always emphasising aesthetic beauty. Freedom of speech and expression is what she loves to explore as she uses her art as a means of expressing understanding through multi-disciplinary processes.
She has been apart of some major ground breaking projects such as 'imagine art after' and has had her work commissioned by different organisations including 'The Helen Tetlow Memorial Fund'. She has performed and showcased her work at varying international institutions, such as 'TATE Britain' in London/UK, The United Nations Headquarters in NYC/USA and the 6th Marrakesh Biennale in Morocco, as well as having recently debuted her first solo show entitled 'Consciousness' in Muscat, Oman.
'Omanis' Under Water' (OUW) is the first part of a much larger, global project imagining environments through the worlds connecting waters; the sea. It is a project she wishes to continue to help raise much needed questions and dialogues about silenced & often ignored realities.
OUW has recently been awarded 2nd prize with Art Jameel's Photography Award 2015 as well as being shortlisted for both the International Emerging Artist Award 2016 based in Dubai and The Royal Academy of the Arts Summer Exhibition 2016 in London.
Ultimately, her goal is to bridge the gap between cinema and art galleries/spaces, working within the visual arts to help bring in the masses without isolating them. It's an industry that will forever be progressing and it's a goal to be apart of it's story.