Iranian Artist Shirin Neshat receives a Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum

Noted for her work in the fields of gender, power and displacement, Shirin Neshat said: “My art has stemmed from a desire to bridge deeply personal issues together with critical social, political, historical issues that concern the world that I inhabit.”

Shirin Neshat’s Biography: Artist and filmmaker living in New York. Has held numerous solo exhibitions at galleries and museum internationally. Directed first feature-length film, Women Without Men, which received the Silver Lion Award, “Best Director” at the 66th Venice International Film Festival (2009). Represented by Gladstone Gallery, New York City.

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