Mahsa Salali is an Iranian multidisciplinary artist, contemporary pianist, curator and composer based in South East London. She completed her Bachelor's degree (BMus) in Piano Performance from Goldsmiths University of London and MA in Music Performance and Education from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance; where she specialised in contemporary piano practice and acting pianist. Her current practice focuses on combining experimental music, Iranian improvisation, performance art and body movements. She is the the founding curator of Music & Art Festival at Trinity Laban and is the artistic director of Zanān Collective. Mahsa's current research and work focuses on the female body, the notion of modesty and misogyny in different cultures. Born and raised in Iran and immigrated to the UK at the age of 18. In Iran after the 1977 Islamic Revolution, women have to wear a compulsory hijab from the age of five. This has had a great influence on Mahsa's artistic-work; on how women are presented in a society and the constraints which weigh on women through traditional cultural or religious practices; whether via bodily autonomy, behavioural or dress code.