Selected Works

Shirin Neshat

Soliloquy Series, 1999 Gelatin silver print Work: 106.7 x 203.2 cm

Shirin Neshat

Untitled, from Roja Series, 2016 Silver gelatin print Work: 101.6 x 152.4 cm

Shirin Neshat

Sarah, 2016 Single-channel video installation Duration: 12 minutes, 55 seconds

Shirin Neshat

Tooba Series, 2002 Cibachrome print Work: 121.9 x 152.4 cm

Shirin Neshat

Adil, from The Home of My Eyes series, 2015 Silver gelatin print and ink Work: 152.4 x 101.6 cm

Shirin Neshat

Anna, from The Home of My Eyes series, 2015 Silver gelatin print and ink Work: 152.4 x 101.6 cm

Shirin Neshat

Panteha (Masses), from The Book of Kings series, 2012 Ink on LE silver gelatin print Work: 102 x 76 cm

Shirin Neshat

Muhammed (Patriots), from The Book of Kings series, 2012 Ink on LE silver gelatin print Work: 152.4 x 114.9 cm

Shirin Neshat

My Beloved, from Women of Allah Series, 1995 Silver gelatin print & ink Work: 152.4 x 101.6 cm

Shirin Neshat

Untitled, from Women of Allah series, 1995 LE silver gelatin print Work: 152.4 x 101.6 cm

Shirin Neshat

All Demons Flee, from Women of Allah Series, 1995 LE gelatin silver print (photo taken by Bahman Jallali) Work: 115 x 166 x 4.8 cm

Shirin Neshat

Moon Song, from Women of Allah series, 1995 Black and white print and ink Work: 107.6 x 157.5 cm

Shirin Neshat

The Last Word, 2003 Video/sound installation 18 minutes

Shirin Neshat

Raven Brewer-Beltz, from Land of Dreams series, 2019 C-print & ink Work: 182.9 x 121.9 cm

Shirin Neshat

Simin, from Land of Dreams series , 2019 C-print & ink Work: 205.7 x 137.2 cm

Shirin Neshat

Sabir, from The Home of My Eyes series, 2015 Silver gelatin print and ink Work: 152.4 x 101.6 cm

Shirin Neshat

Sara, from The Home of My Eyes series, 2015 Silver gelatin print and ink Work: 152.4 x 101.6 cm

Shirin Neshat

Offerings, 2019 Silver gelatin print and ink Work: 80 x 63.5 cm

Shirin Neshat

Offerings, 2019 Silver gelatin print and ink Work: 80 x 63.5 cm

Shirin Neshat

Offerings , 2019 Silver gelatin print and ink Work: 80 x 63.5 cm

Shirin Neshat

Land of Dreams, 2019 Video/Sound installation 25 mins and 19 sec

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.

She has mounted numerous solo exhibitions at museums internationally, including: the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Serpentine Gallery, London; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Recent solo exhibitions include: Kunstraum Dornbirn, Austria; Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen; Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany; and Museo Correr, Italy, which was an official corollary event to the 57th Biennale di Venezia in 2017. A major retrospective of her work was exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 2013. Neshat was awarded the Golden Lion Award, the First International Prize at the 48th Biennale di Venezia (1999), the Hiroshima Freedom Prize (2005), and the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (2006). In 2009, Neshat directed her first feature-length film, Women Without Men, which received the Silver Lion Award for “Best Director” at the 66th Venice International Film Festival. 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. In 2017, Neshat was awarded the prestigious Praemium Imperiale award for Painting. That same year, Neshat directed Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida at the Salzburg. In 2017, Neshat was awarded the prestigious Praemium Imperiale award for Painting. That same year, Neshat directed Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida at the Salzburg. The Broad Museum in Los Angeles recently hosted a survey exhibition of the last 25 years of Neshat’s work.

The artist lives and works in New York, USA.

Channel

Shirin Neshat discussing her latest body of work and exhibition ‘Land of Dreams’, which opened at Goodman Gallery London on 20 February 2020.

Exhibitions

Shirin Neshat || Land of Dreams

20 February - 31 May 2020

I've grown roses in this gard...

03 October - 30 October 2019

Acts of Reading / 2019

25 May - 13 July 2019

In Context / this past was wa...

30 August - 29 September 2018

News

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Posted 06 February 2020

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Posted 07 November 2019

Press

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