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Artist Talk with Shirin Neshat

March 15, 2022

The Arthur Ross Gallery and the Perry World House are proud to announce that Shirin Neshat, renowned artist and filmmaker, will present the sixth annual Susan T. Marx Distinguished Lecture on March 15, 2022


Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born artist and filmmaker living in New York.  Neshat works and continues to experiment with the mediums of photography, video and film, which she imbues with highly poetic and politically charged images and narratives that question issues of power, religion, race, gender and the relationship between the past and present, occident and orient, individual and collective through the lens of her personal experiences as an Iranian woman living in exile.

Neshat has held numerous solo exhibitions at museums internationally including the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Broad, Los Angeles, Museo Correr, Venice, Italy, Hirshhorn Museum, and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Neshat has directed three feature-length films, Women Without Men (2009), which received the Silver Lion Award for Best Director at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, Looking For Oum Kulthum (2017), and most recently Land of Dreams, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival (2021

Neshat was awarded the Golden Lion Award, the First International Prize at the 48th Biennale di Venezia (1999), and the Praemium Imperiale award for Painting in (2017.) She is represented by Gladstone Gallery in New York and Goodman Gallery in London.


Questions, email Sara Stewart at sabrady@upenn.edu

Shirin Neshat, Land of Dreams

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