Katayoun Jalilipour (aka Katy Jalili), 1995-Esfahan,Iran is a genderqueer Iranian born multidisciplinary artist, performer and writer based in London. They graduated from Performance: Design and Practice at Central Saint Martin's in 2017.
Katayoun was previously an opinion piece author for Shades of Noir on the topics of social justice, race, gender identity and intersectional feminism. They have contributed to Gal-dem, Bustle, Huffington post, etc.
They were an elected welfare officer and trustee board member for Arts Student's Union between 2017-2019, where they led various campaigns around consent culture, sex workers rights and trans rights.
Katayoun's visual art work focuses on physicality. They use their own body as the subject to discuss, poke fun, and disturb, through using digital mediums such as gifs, video and polaroid photography. They held their first solo show in Academy of Fine Art-Prague (Winter 2018).
Katayoun’s performance work consists of topics around race, diaspora, gender: trans identity, sexuality and erotica. Their performances cover a variety of night club entertainment, (stand up) comedy, cabaret, live art, and spoken word.
Katayoun’s performances have been described as provocative, terrifying, erotic, political and wickedly entertaining.
They have regularly performed at many queer venues and events as well as many high profile venues including: The ICA, The Marlborough Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, Prime of Ms David Hoyle at Chelsea Theatre, Stake House Live at Toynbee Hall, Deep Trash at BGWMC, Latitude festival, Supernormal festival, Wilderness festival, Femmetopia festival, Wotever World at Southbank Centre, and more.