The artist Shirin Neshat, born in 1957 and raised in Iran, lives and works in New York. In her award-winning filmmaking and photography, she examines the role of women within Islamic societies. For her video installation Turbulent (1998), which stages a clash between male and female worlds on opposing screens, Neshat received the International Prize at the Venice Biennale. In Roja and Sarah (the last two parts of the Dreamers trilogy, 2016), she draws on her own dreams, the fear of difference, and questions about home, motherland and freedom.
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