Sheida Soleimani

1990 · United States

Artist biography

Sheida Soleimani is an early career emerging artist, who originates from the United States, like other artists such as Kyle Vu-Dunn, Daniel Shea, Candice Lin, Beverly Buchanan, and Helen Berggruen. Sheida Soleimani was born in 1990.

About Sheida Soleimani's works

Sheida Soleimani's work is characteristic of the fields of Conceptual and Figuration. Conceptual art is arguably not as clear and easily defined as other art movements, and can often provoke intense reactions in the viewers. By nature, Conceptualism puts an emphasis on the strategies and research that go into the creation, making the concept of an artwork its most significant feature, rather than the actual finished product. Although the movement emerged in the mid 1960s, simultaneously across Europe and America, its forefather Marcel Duchamp had paved the way back in 1917, with his controversial artwork Fontaine. Conceptual art rejects the traditional mediums, and tries to place the artwork in the realm of ideas - rather than that of material constructions. Some of the most critically acclaimed figures of Conceptualism include artists such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono.

In essence, figurative art is art which depicts recognizable features of reality, or of the human figure. Although the definition appears to be rather humble, figuration still remains in its very soul more than just a portrayal of reality. Indeed, the various styles in which figurative art can be executed are infinite, thus making figurative art a ground-breaking and ever evolving category, in which Sheida Soleimani's work is mainly grounded. Some prominent artists known for their impact on figurative art include Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne or Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sheida Soleimani is represented by Edel Assanti located in London, the United Kingdom. Sheida Soleimani most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Edel Assanti in London with the exhibition Sheida Soleimani: Medium of Exchange . The exhibition was open from 26 October 2018 until 21 December 2018. Sheida Soleimani's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels (08 January 2020 - 20 March 2020) with the name Medium of Exchange and Andrew Rafacz in Chicago (19 September 2019 - 25 October 2019) with the name YANKEE GO HOME. Sheida Soleimani's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called COPING MECHANISMS and took place at Library Street Collective in Detroit, the United States from the 08 September 2018 to 13 October 2018.

At present on Artland, eight of Sheida Soleimani's works are available to purchase.

Sheida Soleimani in private collections

It is the collector Garzon Garcia Collection, who is in possession of art by Sheida Soleimani at Artland. Garzon Garcia Collection also has works by other artists including Ruth Asawa, Won Sou-Yeol, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, endures as a focal point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art capital. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era has provided the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are influential art movements that emerged in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the modern age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Sheida Soleimani

Born in 1990, Sheida Soleimani's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse group of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this agenda.

Sheida Soleimani

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 6
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