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Shirin Neshat, Filmmaker

Shirin Neshat was born in Qazvin, Iran and moved to the United States in 1974. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Castello di Rivoli, Turin (Italy); Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Serpentine Gallery, London; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, León (Spain); and the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. Neshat has also been included in major group shows internationally, including Prospect.1, the 2008 New Orleans Biennial, Documenta XI, the 2000 Whitney Biennial, and the 1999 Venice Biennale. Neshat has been awarded various prizes, including the Lillian Gish Prize (2006), the Hiroshima Freedom Prize (2005), and the First International Award at the 48th Venice Biennale (1999). Her first feature length film, Women without Men, received the Silver Lion Award at the 66th Venice International Film Festival in 2009. Neshat currently lives and works in New York City.

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