Shirin Aliabadi

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Shirin Aliabadi
Born 1973 (1973)
Tehran, Iran
Died 1 October 2018 (aged 44–45)
Tehran, Iran
Alma mater University of Paris
Spouse(s) Farhad Moshiri

Shirin Aliabadi (1973–1 October 2018) was an Iranian contemporary visual artist.[1]


Aliabadi was born in Tehran, Iran in 1973. She studied art history and archeology at the University of Paris.[2]

Aliabadi was married to the artist Farhad Moshiri. She was represented by The Third Line gallery in Dubai.[1][3]

Aliabadi died on 1 October 2018 in Tehran.[3][4]


Aliabadi's art, which includes photographs and drawings, explores the competing effects on young urban Iranian women of traditional values, religious restrictions and globalized western culture.[1] Her work appeared in solo exhibitions in Dubai, Tehran, London, Switzerland and Denmark and in group exhibitions at the Institut des cultures d'Islam (fr) in Paris, the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, at Frieze New York, at the Chelsea Art Museum, in Monaco, in Rio de Janeiro, in Copenhagen, in Italy, in Norway, in Estonia, in Germany, in Switzerland and in Spain.[5]

Her work is held in the collections of Deutsche Bank AG in Germany, the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and the Farjam Collection in Dubai.[6][5]


  1. ^ a b c "The Subversive Potential of Hermès Scarves: Shirin Aliabadi discloses the desires of young Iranian women". ArtMag. Deutsche Bank.
  2. ^ "Contemporary Middle Eastern art - new Islamic art and photography". Modern Edition. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "In Loving Memory of Shirin Aliabadi". Mad Mimi. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  4. ^ Bekhrad, Joobin (3 October 2018). "Shirin Aliabadi, known for depicting rebellious Iranian women, has died". The Art Newspaper. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Shirin Aliabadi" (PDF). Third Line.
  6. ^ "The New Iranian Woman – Miss Hybrid Series". SUITCASE Magazine. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017.