Sheida Soleimani

 

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Sheida Soleimani (b.1990) is an Iranian-American artist who is based in Providence, Rhode Island. Soleimani makes work that combines photography with sculpture, collage, and film, to highlight her critical perspectives on historical and contemporary socio-political occurrences. Soleimani’s work critiques the Eurocentrism that pervades the study of art and art history. She is specifically interested in the intersections of art and activism, as well as how social media has shaped the landscape in current political affairs and uprisings. Her work has been recognized internationally in both exhibitions and publications such as Artforum, New York Times, Huffington Post, Interview Magazine, VICE, among many others. Recent solo exhibitions include Medium of Exchange at Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, OH), Atlanta Contemporary (GA), CUE Arts Foundation (New York, NY) and Edel Assanti (London, ENG). In 2019 she will have solo exhibitions at Library Street Collective (Detroit, MI) the Southern Utah Museum of Art (Cedar City, UT), Andrew Rafacz Gallery (Chicago, IL) and will participate in the deCordova Biennial (deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA). She received her BFA from the University of Cincinnati, MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Photography, and is currently Assistant Professor of Photography at Brandeis University.