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Tamara Shogaolu

Class of 2013-2014

About Tamara

(updated 4/2019) Tamara Shogaolu’s work as a director and video artist has been featured at film festivals, galleries, and museums internationally, such as the National Gallery of Indonesia and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. As an artist, she is interested in pushing the boundaries of traditional storytelling through the use of various mediums and platforms, as well as in virtual and physical spaces, to promote cross-cultural understanding and challenge preconceptions. She is a 2018 Sundance Institute New Frontier Lab Programs Fellow and holds an MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she was a Burton Lewis Endowed Scholar for Directing. She was also a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt, a Luce Scholar in Indonesia, and an Academy Nicholls Fellowship Semifinalist. Her latest multi-award-winning animated short, HALF A LIFE, has screened at festivals including the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Frameline 41, the Mumbai Film Festival, and others and was shortlisted for a 2017 Iris Prize. Tamara is currently based in Amsterdam, where she is Creative Director of Ado Ato Pictures and a member of the XRBASE. She grew up living in Panama, the U.S., and the Middle East.

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