Mona Kakanj (born 1981) is an Iranian filmmaker and media artist based in Cologne, Germany. In her works, Kakanj conveys an unusual perspective. By questioning norms and setting objects or concepts outside their conventional contexts, she takes a critical approach toward known notions. Her works reflect on themes including perception, violence, belonging, personal and cultural identity, through a range of media from video and film to drawing, publishing, and installation. She holds a B.A. in Graphic Design from Azad University, Tehran and completed her postgraduate studies in media arts at Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM). Her works are screened, exhibited, and published internationally.