Location: New-York (US)
Shirin Neshat (b.1957, Qazvin, Iran) completed her studies in the United States in 1974. Five years later, the Islamic Revolution prevented her from returning to her home country for almost twenty years. Her personal experiences as a Muslim woman in exile informed her practice in which she uses photography. Video installation. Cinema and performance to explore the political structures that have shaped Iranian history. And other countries in the Middle East. Neshat portrays the alienation of women in repressive Muslim societies. Questioning the role reserved for women in Islamic value systems. In her practice, she uses poetic imagery. Thus, it addresses the themes of gender and society. Of the individual and the collective. The dialectical relationship between past and present. All this, through the prism of his experiences of belonging and exile.