Tina Bastajian is a film/new media artist, researcher and archival dramaturge born in Los Angeles, and who formulated her cinematic proclivities in San Francisco during the 1980's, (BA Film-San Francisco State University). In 2005 she moved to Amsterdam to continue with her curatorial and archival research in the Master's programme, (UvA) Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image.
Currently she is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis) working in praxis and theory to chart and interrogate subjective mapping tendencies in locative media practices that evoke and reconfigure themselves as potential geo-cinematic constellations. Her augmented reality re/tour, Pera pARkours (in collaboration with Seda Manavoglu) was presented (in Beta) at ISEA Istanbul 2011. Themes of the fragment, interstitiality and translation are also intrinsic to her work within experimental, exilic and diasporan film.