Shirin Neshat left Iran at age 17 to attend art school in Los Angeles, and first returned to her homeland 16 years later. Her work refers to the social, cultural and religious codes of Muslim societies, and the complexity of certain oppositions, such as man and woman. Neshat’s recognition became more international in 1999, when she won the International Award of the XLVIII Biennale di Venezia with Turbulent and Rapture.
Shirin Neshat. Stripped, 1995.