Introduction
Shirin Neshat (Persian: شیرین نشاط‎; born 1957) is an Iranian visual artist who lives in New York City, known primarily for her work in film, video and photography. Her artwork centers on the contrasts between Islam and the West, femininity and masculinity, public life and private life, antiquity and modernity, and bridging the spaces between these subjects.Neshat has been recognized countless times for her work, from winning the International Award of the XLVIII Venice Biennale in 1999, to winning the Silver Lion for best director at the 66th Venice Film Festival in 2009, to being named Artist of the Decade by Huffington Post critic G. Roger Denson.
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Q262413
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Introduction
American and Iranian video artist and photographer whose various works question the role of femininity in Islamic fundamentalist society and examine differences between the East and West. Her video works address the meaning of the chador and other veils and barriers in Islamic culture. Her work was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial and the 1999 Venice Biennale.
Nationalities
American, Iranian, Persian, Middle Eastern
Gender
Female
Roles
Artist, Photographer, Video Artist
Name
Shirin Neshat
Ulan
500114658
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