Shirin Neshat

1957 · Iran

Artist biography

Shirin Neshat is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Iran, like other famous artists such as Samira Abbassy, Farnaz Dadfar, Shiva Ahmadi, Sasan Abri, and Amir H. Fallah. Shirin Neshat was born in 1957.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Shirin Neshat's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as Belgium, Italy, and Portugal. Galleries include Gladstone Gallery in Brussels, Noire Gallery in Turin, as well as Lumen Travo in Amsterdam. Shirin Neshat's work has most recently been exhibited at Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam (31 May 2019 until 28 June 2019) with the exhibition Domestic Comfort – Huiselijk Geluk. Shirin Neshat's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; She Who Tells a Story - Women and Photography (18 September 2019 - 08 November 2019) at Galeria Filomena Soares in Lisbon and THE FEMALE LENS (23 October 2019 - 19 December 2019) at Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York. Shirin Neshat's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Dreamers and took place at Gladstone Gallery | West 24th St in New York, the United States from the 19 May 2017 to 17 June 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat was born in 1957 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The cosmopolitan and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple world renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic hub of the era. Across the globe, numerous movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the new radical theories it occasioned strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also received critical and commercial success. The critical, leading artistic figures of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Shirin Neshat

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