The striking image on the left, from Women of Allah (1999), is representative of Shirin Neshat’s powerful visual imagination. For more photographs, see John LeKay’s interview in Heyoka Magazine.
A September 25, 2011 article about Neshat in the Iran Chamber Society gives both a biographical sketch and an account of recent work and recognition:
Shirin Neshat was born 1957, Qazvin, Iran. Although she lives and works in New York, the United States, her artwork explores issues of her native society, Iran, especially the position of women. She uses the specifics of her background culture to create works that communicate universal ideas about loss, meaning, and memory. …
Extract from wikipedia article: In 2001-02, Neshat collaborated with singer Sussan Deyhim and created Logic of the Birds, which was produced by curator and art historian RoseLee Goldberg. The full length multimedia production premiered at the Lincoln Center Summer Festival in 2002 and toured to the Walker Art Institute in Minneapolis and to Artangel in London.
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