Gladstone Gallery

Shirin Neshat

(Iranian, b. 1957)

ava by shirin neshat

Shirin Neshat

Ava, 2012

divine rebellion by shirin neshat

Shirin Neshat

Divine Rebellion, 2012

fervor series by shirin neshat

Shirin Neshat

Fervor Series, 2000

ramin by shirin neshat

Shirin Neshat

Ramin, 2012

Biography

Timeline

1957
Born in Qazvin, Iran
1990
Recipient of a Sponsored Project Grant, New York State Council on the Arts
1992
Artist in Residence, Henry Street Settlement, New York
1995
Recipient of a Mid-Atlantic Photography Fellowship
Recipient of an Art Matters Grant
1996
Recipient of a New York Foundation for Arts Photography Fellowship
Recipient of a grant from Tiffany Foundation
1999
First International Prize, 48th Venice Biennale
Prize for Best Project, ARCO, Madrid, Spain
2000
CalArts, Alpert Award in the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Visual Art Award, “Herald Angel," Edinburgh International Festival
Grand Prix, Kwangju Biennale, Seoul, South Korea
2001
Visiting Artist, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2002
Infinity Award for Visual Art, International Center for Photography, New York
2003
Honoree at The First Annual Risk Takers in the Arts
Celebration, given by The Sundance Institute, New York
ZeroOne Award, Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Fine Art Prize, Heitland Foundation, Celle, Germany

Exhibitions

2013
All You Need is Love, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Shirin Neshat, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, USA (solo)
Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
2012
The Book of Kings, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, France (solo)
We the People, Rauschenberg Foundation, New York
The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Half the Sky: Visualized, The University of Connecticut, Contemporary Art Galleries, Storrs, Connecticut
The Book of Kings, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2011
Women Without Men, Palazzo Reale, Milan (solo)
Shirin Neshat: Soliloquy, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, England (solo)
2010
Diabolique, Galierie de l’Uquam, Montreal, Canada
Shirin Neshat, La Fabrica Galeria, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Arte y Politica: Conflictos y Disyuntivas, Museo de Arte de Culiacán, Culiacán, Mexico
Exposure: Photos from the Vault, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Disquieted, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Shirin Neshat, La Fabrica Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)

Public Collections

Fondazione Querini Stampalia ONLUS, Venice, Italy
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art - Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Santa Monica, USA
ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - MCA Chicago, Chicago, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA
Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada

Literature

2008
Paixóns Privadas, Visións Públicas Collections D.O. Galicia, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain, 2008
Denken in Bildern, Hatje Cantz and Staatliche Museen, Berlin
Art Editions 6, Edition Schellmann, New York, 2008
Prospect.1New Orleans, Picturebox, Brooklyn, 2008
Stations: 100 Masterpieces of Contemporary Art, DuMont Buchverlag, Köln, 2008
Sale, Teel and Claudia Betti, Drawing: A Contemporary Approach, Thomson Wadsworth: USA, 2008
Jensen, Mona, Shirin Neshat: Women Without Men, Narayana Press and the ARoS Kunstmuseum, 2008
Parts and the Whole, Fundación Foto Colectania, Barcelona, 2008
Volume 2 of the MUSAC Collection, MUSAC, 2008
Black and White, Kaare Berntsen, Oslo, 2008
Erranti / Wanderers, Silvana Editoriale, Milan, 2008
Rodemburg, Katja, IK, Ophelia, d’Jonge Hond, 2008
2006
“Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking”, New Yorker, April 17, 2006, pg. 13
Green, Tyler, “MOMA Keeps the Walls Clean; Islamic Show Sans Politics”, The New York Observer, April 3, 2006
The Conscious Reader, Tenth Edition, Pearson Education Inc, New York, pp.188-9.
2005
Paparoni, Demetrio, L’arte contemporanea e il suo metodo, Grafica Veneta S.p.A. di Trebaseleghe. Venice. 2005
Ravenal, John, “Shirin Neshat: Double Vision” in Reclaiming Female Agency: Feminist Art History After Postmodernism, edited by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005, pp. 447-458.
Art 2: Practice, eds. Margaret Marsh, Michelle Watts, Craig Malyon, New York: Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 256.
2004
Thorson, Alice, “Women resisting repression,” The Kansas City Star, Dec. 19, 2004.
McNamara, TJ. “Raw Power from the Shadows.” New Zealand Harold, September 1st.
Brownson, Ron. Through the Eyes of Shirin Neshat. Auckland Art Gallery, August 2004.
2003
Aghdashloo, Aydeen. Cultural Criticism: Conversations on Art. Published by Fanoos, Tehran, Iran. (Chapter on Shirin Neshat, pp. 193-201).
Riveroli, Julieta. “Atribuye Censura a Poder Expresivo.” Reforma, Mexico, June 5, 2003.
Vitali, Valentina. “Between Art and Cinema: A Conversation with Shirin Neshat.” N Paradoxa. Volume 12. 2003, pp. 33 43.
2002
Price, Stuart. “Don’t Miss.” The Independent, London. November 1, 2002.
Macdonald, Susan. “Artist in search of truth after the revolution.” The Times. October 26, 2002, pp. 8-9 and section cover.
Art Tomorrow, Edward Lucie-Smith, Paris 2002
2001
Great Themes in Art, John Walford, Prentice Hall.
Nejadmehr, Rasoul, “Den kvinnliga blickens hemlighet (“The Secret of the Female Gaze”),” Divan, 1-2.
Root, Deborah, “The Ambivalent Yearnings of Shirin Neshat,” Prefix Photo, Volume 2, Number 2, pp. 48-61.
2000
Malik, Amna, “The Poetics of the Veil,” Portfolio, issue #32.
Schjeldahl, Peter, “Pragmatic Hedonism,” The New Yorker, April 3.
Shirin Neshat: Two Installations, Bill Horrigan, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
1999
Cream. Contemporary Art in Culture, New York, Phaidon Press.
Miller, Paul, “Motion Picture: Shirin Neshat’s Turbulent,” Parkett, issue #54.
Neel, Alex, “Shirin Neshat: Turbulent,” Time Out New York, January 7.
1998
Geneva Anderson, “Fundamentale Gesichtspunkte: Ein Gesprach mit Shirin Neshat,” Neue Bildende Kunst.
Goodman, Jonathan, “Poetic Justice: Shirin Neshat Defends the Faith,” World Art, issue #16.