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Roxana Vilk

Roxana is a singer, performer and filmmaker. Her work often explores the themes of human rights, cultural identity and migration.


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Roxana Vilk

Roxana Vilk is a UK/Iranian  singer, performer and filmmaker.  Her work often explores the themes of human rights, cultural identity and migration. She has made work in the UK, USA, Lebanon, France, Iran, Norway, Turkey and Iraq.

In the past she has been commissioned to create work for MTV, BBC,  Al Jazeera English, Amnesty International, British Council  Amnesty International, British Council, Commonwealth Year of Culture, Wellcome Trust, and We The Curious. She is singer and co- producer with the band Vilk Collective. 

Since moving to Bristol she has been Associate Artist at Trinity Community Arts, and is now creating a large scale community co-created work called 'Lullabies'. The project celebrates the rich diversity of the many cultures that call Bristol home, through song and heritage stories.  

She was Inclusion Fellow as part of the Bristol and Bath Creative R +D  Expanded Performance cohort, as part of the fellowship she has been  exploring Binaural recording for the lullabies project and designing a Binaural Baby to record with in collaboration with PMS resident Aaron Hussain. She is currently working with coder Rebecca Saw, Sound Designer Peter Vilk and Ian Forrester from  BBC R +D to create a series 'Adaptive Podcast for the lullabies project,  to explore new ways of storytelling within a podcast form.  

The Expanded Performance fellowship has also led to a  collaboration with immersive artists Squidsoup and together they received Expanded Performance Prototype funding  to develop their collaborative piece Circle/دایره  , exploring creating an immersive piece of performance using new live compositional  AudioWave technology.

Research and Development performances of their  piece  Circle/دایره  were  performed at Trinity Centre, Egg Theatre Bath and Bristol Beacon to an audience of over 900 people. They are currently working on touring the work here in the UK and internationally. 

She is an Associate member of BAFTA, a member of Directors UK, MENA Arts UK,  Brown Girls Doc Mafia and the Musicians Union She is currently in development for directing her first feature film, an environmental thriller called 'Cheetah' produced by  Bedlam Productions. 

She has won several awards, most recently the Unchosen Award at Encounters Festival Bristol,  Best Experimental Film at NRFF Amsterdam, 2nd Prix du Jury at Cannes Art/ Film Festival, Best Artist Award at London Renaissance film Festival, best music video at Austin Music Festival.

For more info and to watch clips of work go to www.roxanavilk.com