Shirin Neshat is a visual artist living in New York City in self-imposed exile from her native Iran. Her experience of being caught between two cultures dominates her creative work.
We interviewed Shirin at Mathaf in November 2014 during the installation of her solo exhibition Afterwards. She spoke beautifully of her motivations and her choice of artistic methods, as well as her hopes for her first exhibition in the Middle East.
“ I consider myself an artist of fiction...through the realm of fiction you can actually get closer to the truth. ”