Shirin Neshat is an Iranian visual artist who lives in New York. Her photos and films center mostly on women in the Muslim world.
New York-based Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat was born in Qazvin, Iran. She is known for her photography, video installations and films. Her work has largely dealt with women's issues in Iran, exploring taboos and touching on gender and cultural conflicts. As she said, "My work has always been about women at the intersection of political tyranny and religious fanaticism, and women representing individuality and humanity." In 2017, she staged a new production of Verdi's opera "Aida" at the Salzburg Festival.
Renowned Iranian photographer and filmmaker Shirin Neshat is back with Looking for Oum Kulthum, a film tracing the life of a legendary Egyptian singer. Neshat spoke to DW ahead of its June 7 release in Germany.