Born in Iran and living in New York, Shirin Neshat is a visual artist working in film, video and photography. Her practice revolves around the contrasts between Islam and the West, male and female, old and new, traditional and modern. Neshat’s works tackles social, cultural and religious codes of the Muslim societies and the female condition in contemporary Islamic societies.

Shirin Neshat
Qazvin, 1957

Past Exhibitions

Shirin Neshat: Women in Society

Museum Neue Galerie Graz 17/01/2018 — 22/04/2018

Life World. Photography from the CIAC Collection

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
27/02/2017 — 30/04/2017

Summer Show

Goodman Gallery 15/12/2016 — 14/01/2017

Shirin Neshat: Dreamers

Goodman Gallery 20/08/2016 — 14/09/2016

Through Women’s Eyes – Sguardo di Donna

Casa dei Tre Oci
10/09/2015 — 10/01/2016

Solo Shows

Videos: Fervor and Turbulent, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida
Shirin Neshat, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Dreamers, Gladstone Gallery, New York
SHIRIN NESHAT. The Home of My Eyes, Museo Correr, Venice, Italy
Dreamers, Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey
Shirin Neshat, Es Baluard, Palma, Majorca, Spain
Shirin Neshat, Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey
Shirin Neshat, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Shirin Neshat: The Home of My Eyes, Yarat Art Center, Baku, Azerbaijan
Shirin Neshat: Facing History, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Shirin Neshat: Afterwards Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar
Shirin Neshat, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
Shirin Neshat, Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest
Shirin Neshat: Our House is on Fire, Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space, New York
Shirin Neshat: Written on the Body, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid
Shirin Neshat, Dirimart, Istanbul
The Book of Kings, Faurschou Foundation, Beijing
Shirin Neshat, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Games of Desire, Art Plural Gallery, Singapore
The Book of Kings, Gladstone Gallery, New York
The Book of Kings, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris

Group Shows

She Who Tells a Story, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Canada
Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival 2017, Florence, Italy
Like a Moth to a Flame, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
COUNT/RECOUNT: Feminist Film and Video, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC
I Am You, MCA Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Selected, Sean Kelly, New York
Beyond the Ban: Contemporary Iranian Art, Center for Human Rights in Iran and Susan Eley Fine Art, New York
Wrong Side of History, Bullet Space, New York
21, 39 Jeddah Arts, Saudi Art Council, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Summer Show, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
Behind the Curtain. Concealment and Revealation since the Renaissance, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
She: International Women Artists Exhibition, Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, China
Looking at the World Around You: Contemporary Works from Qatar Museums, Santander Art Gallery, Madrid
Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, LACMA, Los Angeles
Diverse Works: Director’s Choice, 1997-2015, Brooklyn Museum, New York
Looking Women, Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice
Us Is Them, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio
About Trees, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
The Future (looking Forward), La Biennale de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Manifest Intention. Drawing In All Its Forms, Castello di Rivoli, Turin
Time Present. Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
The New International, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Songs of Loss and Songs of Love, Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea
Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present, Lelia Heller Gallery, New York
I Look at Things… Work From the Collection, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen
Shirin Neshat: Don’t Ask Where the Love is Gone, Moscow Photobiennale 2014, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Pionniéres: Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Roni Horn, Shirin Neshat, Cindy Sherman, Nancy Spero, Niki De Saint Phalle, CAB Art Center, Brussels
My Third Land, Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam
Collection Exhibition II, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, Industry City, New York
The Ghost of Architecture: Recent and Promised Gifts, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
SKIN, an artistic atlas, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Legacy: Photographs from the Emily Fisher Landau Collection, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Displaced Visions Emigré Photographers of the 20th Century, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
All You Need is Love, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
OC Collects, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach
Voice of Images, Palazzo Grassi-Françoise Pinault Foundation
Pulso Iranioano. Oi Futuro, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Every Exit is an Entrance: 30 Years of Exit Art, Exit Art, New York
We the People, Rauschenberg Foundation, New York

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Qazvin Country of birth: Iran Date of birth: 1957 Lives in: New York, USA