Abtin Sarabi

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Abtin Sarabi

Born in 1984 in Téhéran (Iran)

Abtin Sarabi was born in 1984 in Tehran. He is a filmmaker, photographer and Visual artist.
From adolescence, Abtin Sarabi developed a photographic style tending more towards that of documentaries and sociology, rather than staged photography. After studying oriental philosophy, painting and photography at the University of Art and Architecture of Tehran, from where he graduated in 2009, Abtin turned to video art and cinema.
During four years’ study at the School of Fine Arts (Beaux-Arts) in Toulouse, France, he directed short films, art videos and several series’ of analog photography. Abtin obtained a Higher National Diploma in Plastic Arts in 2014. He continued his research for two years in Fresnoy, The National Studio of Contemporary Arts in Tourcoing, France, where he obtained his Post (graduate) diploma.
His creations, strongly imbued with pictorial art, are Often akin to “ poetic cinema “, no doubt because of the constant presence of a symbolic dimension and references to mythology.


  • Poupée mécanique, Video art, France, 2 min30, 2010
  • Un autre jour, Short film fiction, France, 1 min, 2011
  • Le retour, Video art, France, 4 min, 2013
  • Illusion verte, Video art, Iran-France, 11 min, 2012
  • Une trop bruyante solitude, Video art, Portugal, 8 min 2013
  • Oasis dans l'instant, Video art, Iran, 7 min, 2014
  • Absolution, Short film fiction, Iran-France, 9min, 2016
  • Ahlé Hava (The People Of The Wind), Documentary, France, 59 min, 2015
  • Si l’homme, A temps, Avait ouvert ses yeux égarée, Video Installation Fiction, France, 35 min, 2016
  • Parcelles S7, Documentary, Sénégal-France-Iran, 28 min, 2020
  • Alzeimer, Video Installation, France-Iran, 20 min, In production
  • Ali-Akbar SADEGHI, Documentary-Fiction, Feature film, Writing the script in progress


Âhlé Hava - Les habitants du vent

Film - 2015

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Indices d'Orient La mémoire, le témoin et scrutateur

Si l’homme, à temps, avait ouvert ses yeux égarés

Installation - 2016

présentée dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 18