Oksana Mirzoyan is an Armenian-American artist whose work explores themes of war, gender/sexuality and identity. Mirzoyan was born in the former Soviet Union. Her family fled to the USA after they became refugees due to the Baku pogroms. Mirzoyan’s films have screened internationally at film festivals including Clermand-Ferrand (France), Camerimage (Poland) and DokuFest (Kosovo). Her short film, "140 Drams” took top prize as Best International Short Film at Izmir Film Festival (Turkey), an Honorable Mention at the Pomegranate Film Festival (Canada) and was recognized by the ICG Emerging Cinematographer Awards (USA). “140 Drams” was selected by Atom Egoyan for his curated section “Diaspora: Atom Egoyan & Armenia” at Fribourg International Film Festival (Switzerland). Her first feature film, "Abysm," received Locarno International Film Festival’s (Switzerland) Open Doors Award. In 2016 she became a Kresge Fellow. Mirzoyan’s served as a Creative Director for OneArmenia, a nonprofit based out of NYC focused on supporting art, tech and entrepreneurial initiatives in Armenia. Currently she is documenting the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict in the South Caucasus and working on her first feature.
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