Shirin Neshat is Iran’s best known photographer, filmmaker, and video artist. She is perhaps most recognized for her striking images of women overlaid with Farsi calligraphy. Her work is on view at the MFA in the “She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World” from August 27, 2013, to January 12, 2014. Neshat has had numerous solo exhibitions at galleries and museums internationally, and has received many prestigious prizes, including the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale in 1999, and the Lillian Gish Prize in 2006. Her first feature-length film, Women Without Men, received the Silver Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival in 2009.
Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, engages Neshat in conversation revealing insights into her art, especially her latest work.
See Shirin Neshat’s work on view in the exhibition She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World.
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