UTA has signed filmmaker and contemporary artist Shirin Neshat.
The Iran-born Neshat began her fine arts career in the ’90s with her series of photographs titled “Women of Allah.” She has since gone on to exhibit work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, LACMA, Tate Modern, the British Museum and the Guggenheim Museum.
More recently, her retrospective titled “Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again” and covering her 30-year career ran from October 2019 to February 2019 at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles.
In film, Neshat’s two-screen video installation Turbulent earned the Golden Lion at the Venice Art Biennale in 1999, while one decade later her feature Women Without Men won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. She is gearing up for production on her third feature, Land of Dreams, starring Matt Dillon, Sheila Vand, Isabella Rossellini, Minnie Driver and Anna Gunn.
“My love for motion pictures goes back as far as 1993 when I was first recognized as an artist in New York. Today, I’m thrilled that after having made over 20 video installations and two feature-length films, UTA is assisting in further establishing my name and career as a filmmaker equal to a visual artist. I am excited to be represented by this leading agency and look forward to more adventures in cinema,” said Neshat.
UTA will represent Neshat in all areas. She continues to be represented by the Gladstone Gallery in New York and Brussels.