New York-based artist Shirin Neshat (b. 1957, Qazvin, Iran) works primarily in photography and video, often dealing with the alienation of women in repressed Muslim societies. Major solo exhibitions include the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, (2009); Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum Für Gengewart, Berlin (2005); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2001); Serpentine Gallery, London (2000); and the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (1999), among others. Awards and accolades include the Silver Lion, Venice Film Festival (2009); Hiroshima Freedom Prize, Hiroshima City Museum of Art (2005); Grand Prix, Kwangju Biennale (2000); Visual Art Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival (2000); and First International Prize, Venice Biennale (1999).
Shirin Neshat and the cast of actors, actresses, and musicians participating in Overruled will use the residency as an opportunity to focus on Neshat’s piece for Performa 11. The artist and her cast will hold roundtable discussions to brainstorm, work out any flaws in the performance, and rehearse.