Estabrak is a visual artist and filmmaker based between London, UK and Muscat, Oman. She is originally from Iraq, born in Iran and raised in London, after having come to the UK with her family as a child refugee. Estabrak describes her work as often being led by emotions, with a particular interest in giving voice to silenced socio-political realities through progressive, multidisciplinary ways of storytelling.
She has exhibited as part of group shows in New York, Dubai and Berlin, at The 6th Marrakesh Biennale 2016, in The Royal Academy of Arts Summer exhibition, 2016 and in Imagine Art After at Tate Britain, London, 2008 and has also had her work presented to the UN. Estabrak has been commissioned and supported by numerous organisations including The Helen Tetlow Memorial Fund, Red Bull Oman and The Alserkal Cultural Foundation. In 2015 she had her first solo exhibition Consciousness, at Gallery Sarah in Muscat, Oman.
Recently she was supported by ‘Mawa3eed Travel Grant’ to perform her performance work LPP (Live.Projection.Painting) which uses multidisciplinary techniques to paint films, live in Morocco. Her work LPP (Live.Projection.Painting) was devised in collaboration with an all female London collaborative Thre3 Strokes. Since 2014 Estabrak has been developing & working on a solo collection of LPPs internationally performing in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. She recently was recipient of AFAC (Arab Fund for Arts and Culture) Performing Arts Grant 2016 for the LPP series.