Ladan’s transcultural state of body and mind is elemental in all her projects. Her work is deeply personal and increasing global in exploring displacement, trivialization, marginalization, assimilation, individuation and a deep distrust for the system.
Ladan’s the recipient of several honors including 2009 Noor Film Festival’s Best Short Film Award for The Florist, the AFI Directing Workshop for Women Scholarship in 2004, which she was the first Iranian-American to receive, the Nell Shipment Film Award and the Eastern Washington University Artist Award.
Ladan’s work has also been in display in Iran, Germany, Chile, Spain and the United States.
She is also a teacher and a facilitator of Shambhala Art, a contemplative approach to art making and is the co-founder of Authentic Presence. Authentic Action. Ladan currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Berlin.