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b. 1957, Iran

Shirin Neshat Biography

Shirin Neshat (b. 1957, Qazvin, Iran) completed her education in the USA in 1974, five years later the Islamic Revolution prevented her from returning to her home country for almost twenty years. Her personal experiences as a Muslim woman in exile have informed her practice in which she employs photography, video installation, cinema and performance to explore political structures that have shaped the history of Iran and other Middle Eastern nations. Neshat portrays the alienation of women in repressive Muslim societies interrogating the role reserved for women Islamic value systems. In her practice, she employs poetic imagery to engage with themes of gender and society, the individual and the collective, and the dialectical relationship between past and present, through the lens of her experiences of belonging and exile.

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She has had solo exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Serpentine Gallery, London; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, León, Spain, and the the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. Neshat was included in Prospect.1, the 2008 New Orleans Biennial, Documenta 11, the 2000 Whitney Biennial, and the 1999 Venice Biennale. Neshat was awarded the Silver Lion at the 66th International Venice Film Festival (2009), the Lillian Gish Prize (2006), the Hiroshima Freedom Prize (2005), and the First International Award at the 48th Venice Biennale (1999). Neshat’s commission for the fourth edition of Performa, OverRuled, premiered in November 2011. A major retrospective of the artist’s work, organised by the Detroit Institute of Arts, opened in April 2013. Dreamers marked her first solo show on the African continent, which exhibited at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg in 2016. That same year, Neshat featured in the New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50 exhibition in Johannesburg and in the Summers group exhibition at Goodman Gallery Cape Town.

The artist lives and works in New York, USA.

Shirin Neshat Featured Artworks

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Moon Song by Shirin Neshat contemporary artwork
Shirin NeshatMoon Song, 1995Black and white print and ink
107.6 x 157.5 cm
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Tooba series by Shirin Neshat contemporary artwork
Shirin NeshatTooba series, 2001C-print
Galeria Filomena Soares Enquire about this work
Muhammed (Patriots) by Shirin Neshat contemporary artwork
Shirin NeshatMuhammed (Patriots), 2012Ink on LE silver gelatin print
152.4 x 114.3 cm
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All Demons Flee (Women of Allah Series) by Shirin Neshat contemporary artwork
Shirin NeshatAll Demons Flee (Women of Allah Series), 1995LE gelatin silver print (photo taken by Bahman Jallali)
115 x 166 x 4.8 cm
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Untitled by Shirin Neshat contemporary artwork
Shirin NeshatUntitled, 2016Silver gelatin print
101.6 x 152.4 cm
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Untited by Shirin Neshat contemporary artwork
Shirin NeshatUntited, 2016Silver gelatin print
101.6 x 152.4 cm
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Rapture Series (Women in a Line) by Shirin Neshat contemporary artwork
Shirin NeshatRapture Series (Women in a Line), 1999Cibachrome print
Galeria Filomena Soares Enquire about this work
Untitled from Possessed Series by Shirin Neshat contemporary artwork
Shirin NeshatUntitled from Possessed Series, 2001Cibachrome print
47.5 x 60 inches
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Enquire about this work

Shirin Neshat Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Shirin Neshat, Land of Dreams at Goodman Gallery, London
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20 February–28 March 2020 Shirin Neshat Land of Dreams Goodman Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, I’ve grown roses in this garden of mine at Goodman Gallery, London
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3 October–2 November 2019 Group Exhibition I’ve grown roses in this garden of mine Goodman Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, She who tells a story – Women and Photography at Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon
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19 September–9 November 2019 Group Exhibition She who tells a story – Women and Photography Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon

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Shirin Neshat In Ocula Magazine

Frieze Los Angeles: Shows to See Ocula Report Frieze Los Angeles: Shows to See Tessa Moldan, Los Angeles

Los Angeles' art scene has a lot to offer during Frieze Los Angeles, with galleries, non-profits, and museums gearing up for the fair's second edition between 14 and 17 February 2020. In this Ocula Lowdown, Tessa Moldan lists a selection of the city's must-see shows.

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Suad Garayeva Ocula Conversation Suad Garayeva Stephanie Bailey, Baku

Suad Garayeva is Curatorial Director of YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, overseeing YARAT’s permanent collection and temporary exhibition programme. Previously she worked as a curator and a specialist in Contemporary Art from Russia and the CIS at Sotheby's, London, curating the pioneering At the Crossroads exhibitions, which...

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Shirin Neshat In Related Press

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Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for Fall 2019 Related Press Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for Fall 2019 10 September 2019, Hyperallergic

Below you'll find a fun mix of museum and gallery shows, performances, and film screenings taking place over the next few months in the greater Los Angeles area. We know how hard it is to keep track of all that's going on, so we've compiled some of the events that stood out to us and organized them according to theme and type. We're hoping...

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'SHE': International women artists at Shanghai Long Museum West Bund Related Press 'SHE': International women artists at Shanghai Long Museum West Bund 26 September 2016, Art Radar Journal

Launched at the end of July 2016, SHE: International Women Artists Exhibition  at Shanghai Long Museum West Bund presents a collection of works by female artists that are, according to curator Wang Wei, 'gathered together not only by their gender, but also by the true creativity'. Exhibitions of women’s art have been...

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Shanghai museum’s 'SHE' - a timely exploration of women’s art down the ages Related Press Shanghai museum’s 'SHE' - a timely exploration of women’s art down the ages 5 September 2016, South China Morning Post

With another woman British prime minister in power and the election of America’s first woman president a distinct possibility, the theme of the SHE  exhibition in Shanghai – a city known to raise strong women – feels timely. The cavernous space of the Long Museum features works by 105 woman artists from 13 countries and...

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A woman's world: Shirin Neshat's 'Dreamers' opens in Johannesburg Related Press A woman's world: Shirin Neshat's 'Dreamers' opens in Johannesburg 31 August 2016, Wallpaper*

Opening in Johannesburg this week, Dreamers is a new show by Iranian artist and film maker Shirin Neshat. Her first solo exhibition with the Goodman Gallery – and on the African continent – sees the introduction of two new video installations, Roja and Sarah, created this year.

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Shirin Neshat In Video & Audio

Shirin Neshat: the power behind the veil Related Video & Audio Shirin Neshat: the power behind the veil 11 May 2016, Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

In many middle eastern cultures men are totally restrained from any expression of emotion, says Iranian artist Shirin Neshat (b. 1957) in this interview: "All my photographs are about controlled emotions. They are always a juxtaposition of the dark side of life and the good side of life. Of light and darkness. Pain and joy. Violence and...

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