Qazin, b.1957

Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat left to study in the United States at the University of California at Berkeley before the Iranian Revolution in 1979. While her early photographs were overtly political, her film narratives tend to be more abstract, focusing around themes of gender, identity, and society. Her Women of Allah series, created in the mid-1990s, introduced themes of the discrepancies of public and private identities in both Iranian and Western cultures. The split-screened video Turbulent (1998) won Neshat the First International Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1999. She currently lives and works in New York, NY. Her works are included in the collections of the Tate Gallery in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis,...

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Biography

Shirin Neshat left to study in the United States at the University of California at Berkeley before the Iranian Revolution in 1979. While her early photographs were overtly political, her film narratives tend to be more abstract, focusing around themes of gender, identity, and society. Her Women of Allah series, created in the mid-1990s, introduced themes of the discrepancies of public and private identities in both Iranian and Western cultures. The split-screened video Turbulent (1998) won Neshat the First International Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1999. She currently lives and works in New York, NY. Her works are included in the collections of the Tate Gallery in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others.

Artworks

Hagigat, from The Home of My Eyes series, 2015

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21st Century Art / Art of the 2010s / Contemporary Iranian Art / Contemporary Middle Eastern Art / Cross-Cultural Experience / Female Identity / Gender Issues / Iranian Art / Middle Eastern Art / Monochrome Photography / New York / Photography / Portrait Photography / Socio-political Issues / United States / Women Artists