Lavinia Xausa (Bassano del Grappa, 1992) studied between Bologna and Berlin and earned her bachelor’s degree with honours in Visual Culture and Media Studies in 2015. In 2017 she accomplished her master’s degree in photography at AKV St. Joost in Breda. She works, lives, and struggles in learning Dutch in Rotterdam. She makes interdisciplinary works with groups of people inviting them in reflecting on identity and social issues. 99% of the time these works end up becoming films.

Among her favourites: her first short Roundabout Love, Roundabout Tehran, about secret love and sexual life of Persian youth in Iran, which premiered at Organ Vida (Zagreb, 2017), and it was screened at the Open Doek Festival (2018, Rotterdam); her work Further Than Hip Hop, about identity and spirituality of youngsters with a diaspora background, which was presented as Solo exhibitions at TENT (Rotterdam, 2020), at the Noorderlicht Inter- national Photography Festival, (Groningen, 2020), and it was part of History Matter’s film program during Ketikoti at Lantaren Venster (Rotterdam, 2022); and her last musical doc- umentary about diversity in the Feyenoord Club, So Loud The Sky Can Hear Us, which pre- miered at IFFR (Rotterdam, 2022) and traveled for several festivals in the Netherlands and around Europe, NFF (Utrecht, 2022) included.

Instagram: lavinia_xausa

Solo Exhibitions
2022 | Truly, Madly, Deeply, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, NL
2020-2021 | Joined narratives, Tent, Rotterdam, NL
2016 | Who the heck is Benjamin?, St. Oberlholz, Berlin, DE

Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings
2024 | Indi Library Annual Screening, Amsterdam, NL
2024 | Eat your feelings, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL

2023 | Saga Film Festival, Saga, JP
2023 | Regenerate, Noorderlicht Photography Festival, NL
2023 | NPO, TV NPO2 Extra, NL
2023| NPO, 2doc Broadcast, NL
2023 | IFFR X Islemunda, Iselmunda, Ijsselmond, NL
2023 | In The Case Of Missing, Raskolnikov, Dresden, DE
2023 | Odense Film Festival, Odense, DK
2023 | Reesistere, C.R. of ContemporaryArt, Dresden, DE
2023 | Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, FIN
2023 | Illustri, Gallerie d’Italia, Vicenza, IT
2023 | Municipality of Saga, Saga, JP

2022 | Gemaal op Zuid, Rotterdam, NL
2022 | Art studio, Rotterdam, NL
2022 | Off-crimp_cinema, Rotterdam, NL
2022 | Nederland Film Festival, NL 2022 | NFF, in the Wijk, Utrecht
2022 | NL Shortcutz, Amsterdam, NL
2022 | Off Screen, Rotterdam, NL
2022 | Filmsky Film festival, Herceg Novi, ME
2022 | Lago Film Festival, Lago, IT
2022 | History Matter, Rotterdam, NL
2022 | Aegean FIlm Festival, Spetses, EL
2022 | RTM day, Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam, NL
2022 | RTM, International Film Festival Rotterdam, NL

2021 | (R)oma, Stedelijk Museum, Breda, NL
2021 | Prospects, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam, NL

2020 | With open arms, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, NL
2020 | Generation Z, Noorderlicht Festival, Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen, NL
2020 | Through the looking glass, Garage, Rotterdam, NL
2020 | Blind spot, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, NL
2020 | Covid Room, Online
2020 | Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, NL

2019 | Binge, Brakkere Ground, Amsterdam, NL

2018 | Hubbub le Scope, Borderline, Palermo, IT
2018 | Open Doek, Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam, NL
2018 | Hubbub le Scope, Elektro Arts festival, Cluj, RO

2017 | Really Real - Graduation show, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, NL

2016 | Something about my family, EYE, Amsterdam, NL

Residencies, Grants, Awards
2023 | Project Grant, Mondriaan Fund, NL
2023 | Start Subsidie, Film Fund, NL
2022 | Award L.O.S.T. & Award Veneto Competition, Lago Film Festival, Lago, IT
2022 | Residency in Dresden by Goethe Institute, DE
2021| Post-production subsidy, Gemeente Rotterdam, NL
2021 | O&O grant, CBK Rotterdam, NL
2021 | Winner RTM Film Pitch, IFFR, NL
2021 | Makers Loket, Droom en Daad, Rotterdam, NL
2020 | Music Production, Popunie, Rotterdam, NL Production support,
2020 | Amarte Fund, NL
2020 | PPR Grant, CBK, Rotterdam, NL
2019 | Residency at HCA, Roodkapije, Rotterdam,
2019 | NL Stipendium for young Artists, Mondriaan Fund, NL
2018 | O&O grant, CBK Rotterdam, NL
2018 | Re:vive initiative, Beeld en Geluid Archief, NL
2016 | Residency Derivé, Beius Foundation X AKV St. Joost, Berlin, NL

Relevant Activities
2023 | Jury member for Lago Film Festival, Lago, IT
2023 | Lectures and workshop for students of HfBK, Dresden, DE
2023 | Cultural Coach for IFFR for Zadkine, Rotterdam NL
2023 | Workshop organisation, Films uit Delfshaven, IFFR, Rotterdam, NL
2022 | Production of Spoken Silence, Gemaal op Zuid, Rotterdam, NL
2022 | Jury Member: Art Residency Program, Goethe Institute, Rotterdam, NL
2022 | Guest lecture, screening IFFR X WDK, Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam, NL
2021 | Organizer Ableton workshop: Truly, Madly, Deeply, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, NL
2021 | Guest to Podcast: Truly, Madly, Deeply, Radio Operator, Rotterdam, NL
2021 | Guest Speaker at Artist talk: Trying our tongues, TENT, Rotterdam, NL
2021 | Organizer Listening sessions: Off-Shore, TENT, Rotterdam, NL
2021 | Collaboration on Performance: Dance Dictator, Nineties Production, Amsterdam, NL
2021 | Assistant Scenographer In Een Boek Kan Het Wel, VPRO, NL
2021 | Guest lecture: Narratology, AKV St. Joost, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
2021 | Organizer Listening session: Off-Shore, Kunst blok radio, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2020 | Organizer Workshop: Truly, Madly, Deeply, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2020 | Organizer and Moderator at Lecture: A Conversation around Populists and Cults, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, NL
2020 | Participant in Research group: Joined narratives by Mariska van den Berg, online
2018 | Writer: How I Stopped Biting My Mom, Boorgerstraat publication, NL
2018 | Organizer Feedback Sessions: Unlimited Struggles, Time Window, Rotterdam, NL
2018 | Artist talk: Conversas, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2016 | Moderator: Interview with Philippe Toledano, Fotodok, Utrecht, NL
2016 | Artist talk: Conversas, Berlin, The Netherlands
2015 | Producer: Operaestate, Bassano del Grappa, IT

2023 | Interview with filmmaker Lavinia Xausa,
2023 | Indy Film Library, So Loud the Sky Can Hear Us (2022) – 4.5 stars
2022 | Vers Beton, Feyenoord filmmaker Lavinia Xausa: “Ik weet dat er een kans is dat mensen het niet eens zijn met wat ik laat zien”
2022 | De Trouw, ‘Christenen gaan elke zondag naar de kerk. Ik ga liever naar De Kuip’
2021| Vers Beton, Zes Rotterdammers om in 2022 in de gaten te houden
2021| CBK radio CBK 'RDAM X TENT X Operator broadcast