Departures and Arrivals



Samira Elagoz

Samira Elagoz (1989, Helsinki) is a Finnish/Egyptian artist currently based in Amsterdam. She graduated as a choreography BA from the Amsterdam University of the Arts in July 2016. For the last years she has meticulously explored the possibilities of encounters with strangers through screens, lenses and cyberspace. She has used various internet platforms like Craigslist, Tinder and Chatroulette to find everyday normal co-stars for her works. She creates work mainly on video, and usually presents them either in an installation, film or as a lecture performance. Educated in performative arts, she incorporates aspects of this medium with that of video and film, creating her own unique brand of “docu-fiction”. In October 2014 Elagoz won the visual art competition Blooom Award in Cologne out of 1200 applicants, with her first short film “Four Kings”. Her first feature film Craigslist Allstars had it’s premiere at IDFA 2016, International documentary film festival of Amsterdam. Her lecture performance Cock, Cock.. Who’s There? won the André Veltkamp Award for being the most promising graduation work. For March 2017 her film Craigslist Allstars has been chosen to a competition for best international films to CPH:DOX.