Mitra Wakil spent her school days in Munich/Germany and Washington/USA. She studied in Vienna with Prof. Manfred Pernice and in Munich at Akademie der Bildenden Künste with Prof. Olaf Metzel where she graduated from with a diploma and Meisterschüler (master student) distinction.
She works as an artist and in education. Wakil develops participatory formats for dealing with 3D technologies which repeatedly result from collaborating with Fabian Hesse, with fab labs, or other open workshops for digital fabrication. In public art projects, she raises questions about the construction and dissolution of identity. She initiates artistic workshops to work collectively on marginalized knowledge about female organs and to reformulate it.