In her dynamic artistic practice, Shirin Neshat (Iranian, b. 1957) addresses the complex intellectual and religious forces shaping the identity of Muslim women throughout the world.
She is one of the most internationally acclaimed artists today, both as a photographer and a filmmaker. She has shown internationally at major institutions, with solo exhibitions most recently at the Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., and MATHAF: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha.
She has been awarded several awards and grants throughout her career including the Silver Lion at the 66th Venice Film Festival in 2009. Her works are included in prestigious collections worldwide.
She lives and works in New York.