Nikon presents: Shoair Mavlian in conversation with Heather Agyepong

Saturday 13 May 2023
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Screening Room

Shoair will be talking to Heather about the process of making her latest series ego death which explores Carl Jung’s concept of the shadow and our repressed selves. They will also discuss how her practice has evolved and what’s in store next.

Free Talk




Shoair Mavlian is Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, London and was named Apollo Magazine’s 40 under 40 Europe – Thinkers. She was previously Director of Photoworks where she led the strategic vision and artistic direction of the organisation including exhibitions, biennial festival, commissions, learning and engagement, publishing and digital content. Recent Photoworks projects include ‘Johny Pitts: Home is Not a Place’ (2022), ‘Diana Tamane: Half Love’ (2022), ‘Jerwood/Photoworks Awards: Silvia Rosi and Theo Simpson’ (2020), ‘Photoworks Festival: Propositions for Alternative Narratives’ (2020), ‘Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Zone Grise/The Land In between’ (MEP, Paris 2019).






I am British Ghanaian Multidisciplinary artist and actor who lives and works in London. My art practice is concerned with mental health and wellbeing, invisibility, the diaspora and the archive
My work exists in a number of collections including Autograph ABP, Centre national des arts plastiques, Hyman Collection, New Orleans Museum of Art, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Mead Art Museum.
I was nominated for the South Bank Sky Arts Breakthrough Award 2018, awarded the Firecracker Photographic Grant 2020 and have recently been selected as part of Foam Talent 2021, Jerwood/Photoworks Award 2022, Photo London x Nikon Emerging Photographer Award 2021 and The Photographers Gallery New Talent Award 2021. I was recently announced as a Nikon European Ambassador.
I am currently playing Ndudi in Amazon Prime new feminist sci-Fri drama The Power.