Artist：Shirin Abedinirad（Iran / USA）
Sea glass along the coast caught the artist’s eye. She was inspired by the way sake bottles can turn into glass stones. A great number of fishing nets had been preserved at the venue, a former storehouse for fishing supplies. Abedinirad hung these nets from the ceiling of the storehouse and placed pieces of broken sake bottles on them. The light hitting the glass makes the space sparkle like a chandelier. Reflecting the ever-changing nature of life, this work is an opportunity to consider the ephemerality of human existence.
1986年出生於伊朗大不里市。2002年，他首先在繪畫領域開展藝術活動。在德黑蘭夏利亞蒂專科學校學習平面設計，後來學習時尚設計，研究了概念藝術與時尚設計的結合。在此期間，他在伊朗各地巡迴肢體表演，以追求性別、性感、同情等為主題。 另外，也在許多舞臺表演。 2012年開始，他開始製作視頻藝術，透過影像探索自我與認同的概念。在表演和視頻兩個領域裡，他既是表演者，同時也是服裝、小道具和佈景設計者。 之後著迷於以自然為主題，2013年開始製作地景藝術、裝置藝術、公共藝術。 2014年3月，他獲得貝納通聯合色彩之法布里卡傳播研究中心的一年獎學金資格。在義大利逗留期間，他一邊在法布里卡編輯部工作，一邊撰寫了由納札爾出版社出版的『Fashion&Conceptual Art』(時尚與概念藝術)一書。 她目前居住在美國，為多方位藝術家，其作品廣泛遍及到雕刻、裝飾藝術、影像等，但最廣為人知的是使用鏡面裝置的大型作品。把鏡子當成是一種穿越時空的窗戶，透過它，讓人欣賞到以往曾經存在過的美好世界。 到目前為止，在時代美術館（北京/成都）、邊緣博物館（耶路撒冷）、瑪娜現代藝術美術館（紐澤西州）、威尼斯雙年展、安道爾地景藝術雙年展等國際舞臺上展示作品。
Shirin Abedinirad was born in 1986, in Tabriz, Iran. In 2002, she began her artistic activities with painting. She first completed her academic studies in Graphic Design and later, Fashion Design, at Shariaty Technical College in Tehran, in which her research focused on conceptual art and the ways in which it overlaps with fashion design. During this time, she started engaging in performance art pieces around Iran, confronting issues of gender, sexuality, and human compassion. She has also staged many public shows. Since 2012, Shirin has been making video art, exploring the notion of self and identity with moving images. In both her performance art projects and videos, she was the performer as well as the designer of her own costumes, props, and sets.
She has become more captivated by nature as a central theme. In 2013, she thus began creating land art, installation projects, and public art by employing images of nature. In March 2014, Shirin was selected for a one-year scholarship with United Colors of Benetton’s Fabrica research centre. During her time in Italy, Shirin worked in Fabrica’s Editorial Department and authored a book titled Fashion & Conceptual Art published by Nazar Publication.
Currently based in the United States, Abedinirad’s art now encompasses a range of sculptural, installation, and moving image practices, including the large-scale mirrored construction for which she is best known. Abedinirad gives us the mirror as a kind of window-one through which we see a better world that was here along. She has exhibited work in a range of international venues, including the Times Art Museum (Beijing, Chengdu), the Museum on the Seam (Jerusalem), the Mana Contemporary Museum (New Jersey), the Venice Biennale, and the Andorra Land Art Biennale.
Three representative exhibitions
-Times Art Museum (Beijing, Chengdu)
-Museum on the Seam (Jerusalem)
-Mana Contemporary Museum (New Jersey)