"Rebellious Silence" Shirin Neshat, 1994. (photo taken by C. Preston). Neshat is an Iranian visual artist living in New York, whose work deals primarily with issues of identity and sexuality for Muslim women.
Shirin Neshat Unveiling (Women for Allah series) Photography & Ink 1994 This photograph, in the Women for Allah series, is of the artist covering herself with a traditional garb from the middle east. At the same time, she has written words on her face and chest in Arabic. The artist here works with her religious identity, and her place in it.
Shirin Neshat, Iran. Addresses social, political psychological dimensions of women's experience in contemporary Islamic societies. She resists stereotypical representations of Islam, her artistic objectives are not explicitly polemical. Her work recognizes the complex intellectual religious forces shaping the identity of Muslim women throughout the world. Using Persian poetry calligraphy she examined concepts such as martyrdom, the space of exile, the issues of identity femininity.