Shoair Mavlian is Director of Photoworks and curated the 2018 Brighton Photo Biennial A New Europe. From 2011 - 2018 she was Assistant Curator, Photography and International Art at Tate Modern, London, where she curated the major exhibitions Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art (2018), The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection (2016), Conflict, Time, Photography (2014). While at Tate Modern she also researched acquisitions and curated displays from the permanent collection including Dayanita Singh (2017), Lynn Cohen and Taryn Simon (2017), and Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen (2016). Recent independent projects include the exhibition Don McCullin: Looking Beyond the Edge (Les Rencontres d'Arles, 2016) and the publication Ursula Schulz-Dornburg: The Land In Between (Mack 2018). She lives and works in London.