Shirin Neshat – Episode 56

In this episode of PhotoWork with Sasha Wolf, Sasha and photographer, Shirin Neshat discuss her latest multimedia project, Land of Dreams which combines photographs, video installation, and a feature length film. Shirin and Sasha talk about what brought Shirin back to making art after an 11 year hiatus and how Shirin thinks about her identity as an Iranian artist.

Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born artist and filmmaker living in New York. 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.