Hamburg Kennedy Photographs

Shirin Neshat

(Iranian, b. 1957)

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Shirin Neshat


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


All You Need is Love, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Shirin Neshat, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, USA (solo)
Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
The Book of Kings, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, France (solo)
We the People, Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, USA
The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, USA
Half the Sky: Visualized, University of Connecticut, Contemporary Art Galleries, Storrs, USA
The Book of Kings, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Women Without Men, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy (solo)
Shirin Neshat: Soliloquy, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, England (solo)
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, USA
Arte y Politica: Conflictos y Disyuntivas, Museo de Arte de Culiacán, Culiacán, Mexico
Exposure: Photos from the Vault, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
Disquieted, Portland Art Museum, Portland, USA
Shirin Neshat, La Fabrica Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Games of Desire, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Games of Desire, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, France (solo)
Women Without Men, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Shirin Neshat: Turbulent, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
Bad Habits, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
BAROCK, MADRE, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples, Italy
Being in the World: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA
The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women, Cheim and Read, New York, USA
Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
Photographic Power and Violence, Disease, and Death Photographed, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Typical, Cliches of Jews and Others, Spertus Museum, Chicago, USA; Jewish Museum of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Un Certain Etat du Monde?, Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
Shirin Neshat, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Shirin Neshat: New Works, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France (solo)
Women Without Men, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark (solo)
Women Without Men, Galleri Faurschou, Beijing, China (solo)
Shirin Neshat, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjevik, Iceland (solo)
Prospect..1: New Orleans International Biennial, New Orleans, USA
Me Ophelia, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stereotypes, Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany; Spertus Museum, Chicago, USA; Jewish Museum, Vienna, Austria
Wanderers in Contemporary Video Art, Museo Civico, Commune di Siena, Siena, Italy
Paixóns Privadas, Visións Públicas Collections D.O. Galicia, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Shirin Neshat, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
Foto.Kunst, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
Kunst Film Biennale, Cologne, Germany
Ten Years, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, England
So Close / So Far Away, BE-Part Platform voor actuele kunst, Waregem, Belgium
Weltempfänger, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
After The Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, USA
Border-Crossing Exercises, Galleri Nord Norge, Norway
Not for Sale, MoMA P.S.1, Long Island City, USA
Lights Camera Action: Artist's Film for the Cinema, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Shirin Neshat, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland (solo)
Shirin Neshat: The Last Word, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (solo)
Shirin Neshat, Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Shirin Neshat, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Kapital, Kent Gallery, New York, USA
Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland
A Selected State, emily Tsingou gallery, London, England
Reverence, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum Für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Leon, Spain (solo)
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (solo)
Zarin, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Translation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Remapped Realities, Eyebeam, New York, USA
Some Stories, Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Beauty, House of World Culture, Berlin, Germany
Important, Modern and Contemporary Art, Gary Nader, Miami, USA
Figure It Out, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)
Non Toccare La Donna Bianca, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Turin, Italy
Santa Fe Arti Institute, Santa Fe, USA
In Bed, Toyota Art Museum, Toyota, Japan
From Bonifatius to Beuys, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany
Monument to Now, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
The Parallell World of Marrakech, Lille 2004, France
Transculture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Far Near Distance, House of World Culture, Berlin, Germany
Masterpieces from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA; Villa Manin Center of Contemporary Art, Udine, Italy

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


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
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.