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Art musts of the week: 1 - 7 June 2015

  • By Alexia Werrie


Shirin Abedinirad was born in 1986, in Tabriz, Iran. She studied graphic design and fashion design at Dr. Shariaty University in Tehran, where her research focused on conceptual art and the ways in which it overlaps with fashion design.  In 2010, Shirin was chosen as the face of United Colors of Benetton F/W International Campaign. As part of the campaign, she was invited to work with Benetton’s research center, Fabrica, in Treviso, Italy. Abedinirad studied under Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami and now splits her time between Tehran and Florence. Around this time she explored issues of gender, sexuality and human compassion through her site-specific installations, performances, and conceptual fashion designs. In her recent public works, Evocation (Iran, 2013) andHeaven on Earth (Italy, 2014)she utilizes mirrors in both an urban and rural desert setting to reflect the sky above, perhaps mimicking the color or form of water..

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