Exhibition // Screenings 10: Shirin Neshat

Exhibition // Screenings 10: Shirin Neshat

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

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Thursday, February 2, 2023 — Thursday, March 9, 2023


Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, 200, Humanities Center Gallery

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Shirin Neshat is a multidisciplinary artist whose mostly black-and-white photographs and films have been featured in museum exhibitions and permanent collections for more than 30 years. She was born in Qazvin, Iran, but moved to the United States in 1974. After studying art in Los Angeles and attending UC Berkeley, Neshat moved permanently to New York City. Although she did not return to her birthplace in Iran until 1993, Neshat’s influential works consider the multivalent experience of women living under a fundamentalist regime. Roja (2016) is the final work in a trilogy of videos, called Dreamers, which Neshat began in 2013. Loosely autobiographical, Roja exposes theartist’s desire for reunion with her family in Iran, particularly her mother, even as it embraces Neshat’s fascination with dream states and uncanny narratives. This will be the 10th iteration of the popular Screenings series.


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