Charlotte Colbert

Charlotte Colbert is an award winning multi-media artist and filmmaker.

Her work has been shown at art fairs and institutions internationally, including the V&A, Montpellier Contemporain, Basel Art Fair, and Istanbul Art Fair. “Charlotte Colbert’s surreal and iconic work sits in the same psychic vein as Toomer, Dalí, and Breton,” says Phaidon.

Her critically acclaimed BIFA-nominated directorial debut feature film, She Will, produced by Dario Argento and starring Alice Krige, Kota Eberhardt, Malcolm McDowell, and Rupert Everett, premiered at the London Film Festival and won the Golden Leopard for Best First Feature at the Locarno Film Festival. It was the New York Times’ Critic’s Choice and was described in Variety as “A Superb, Sly Horror-Drama Debut Delivering Otherworldly Feminist Vengeance” and the Evening Standard named her “a natural born magician.”
Colbert has also written and directed award-winning short films, including The Silent Man with Simon Amstell and Sophie Kennedy Clarke, The Girl with Liquid Eyes, and short films with Bill Nighy, Maryam d’Abo, Ben Miller, and a surreal cameo by Cillian Murphy.

Her work has strong philosophical undertones and often questions narrative, time, identity, dreams and the unconscious.

Narrative, psychoanalysis, and socio-political constructions of gender and identity are at the heart of Colbert’s practice. Spanning film, photography, sculpture, and installations, her work plays with archetypal imagery—dreams and fairy tales—as a way to connect to universal truths. The surreal and fantastical become a way to look at our world afresh and find the space to question and reimagine.