Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born artist and filmmaker based in New York. Her photographs, videos, and films combine poetic, politically charged images with narratives questioning issues of power, religion, race, and gender as seen through the lens of her personal experiences as an Iranian woman living in exile. Neshat's work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions, including at The Broad, Hirshhorn Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Stedelijk Museum, and the Serpentine Gallery. She was awarded the First International Prize at the 48th Venice Biennale and the Silver Lion Award for Best Director at the 66th Venice International Film Festival.
Photo courtesy of the artist
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