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Dunya Zita - Photographer & filmmaker

Dunya is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the intricate facets of human perception and interaction through a documentary lens.

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ABOUT ME 

I am driven by the contrasting worlds with which I grew up. At birth, I was given my mother's Dutch surname instead of my father's Moroccan surname, partly to prevent discrimination. As a young girl, I didn't understand my parents' choice. The questions that arose over time developed into the themes of my work, which are about human connection and perception and the way in which these themes are intertwined with the nature/nurture influences.

 

Within my practice I aim to involve different disciplines in order to build a bridge between rational understanding and emotions/perception. This includes the use of research, photography, filmmaking, sound and writing, with a poetic and philosophical approach. 

Picture by Yvonne Zoethout

+316 480 222 77

EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS

2024

2023-2024

2023

2022

2020

Documentary Short Film Showcase - 'Beyond Words' (solo documentary) 

American Arts Centre, Casablanca, Morocco

Verankerd?! - Maritiem Museum (group exhibition about migration) 

Maritiem Museum, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

UIT-Feest - FOTODOK Lighthouse talents 22/23

Park Lepelenburg & UIT-Feest Festival, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Photo contest - Civil Actors in War and Peace

Bratislava, Slovakia (online exhibition).

Photography exhibition - Loyac Mob Art

Station Beirut, Lebanon.

GRANTS

2023/24

Talent Development Grant - Creative Industries Fund NL (Stimuleringsfonds)  

Utrecht, the Netherlands 

2023

Travel Grant- K.F. Hein Fund

Utrecht, the Netherlands (Travel to Casablanca, Morocco)

NOMINATIONS

2023 

Dorstlessers audiovisual talent program - VPRO

Hilversum, the Netherlands 

2022/23

Lighthouse talent program 22/23 - FOTODOK

Utrecht, the Netherlands 

2022

Audiovisual talent development program - PlusWhat

Rotterdam, the Netherlands 

JURY

2023

Jury member: Lighthouse talent selection 23/24 - FOTODOK

Utrecht, the Netherlands 

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