Shirin Mohammad (Iran/Germany) has a practice spanning various media, including video, sound, sculpture, installation and short film. Through her work she scrutinises the remains of lost, ignored, abandoned, and sometimes re-remembered archival materials which deal with the historical narratives of Iran; drawing attention to the way that history can be manipulated by adding a layer of documentary intervention to her overarching fictional conceit.

During her residency, Shirin will work on collecting and researching archival materials, making her multimedia installation for her solo show at The Showroom in September 2019.

Shirin (b. 1992) holds a BA in Cinema from Sooreh Art University in Tehran, Iran, and a Diploma in Fine Art from Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Germany. Her solo and group exhibitions include: This Art Fair, Amsterdam, 2018; Rotterdam Art (Intersection), 2018; Off screen Sound, O Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2017; MOP Contemporary Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Bonhams, London 2016; In the here and the there, Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), Chicago, USA, 2016; Video Snack 5, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, USA, 2016; Glue Heads, Pejman Foundation, Tehran, Iran, 2016; Dorehami, No Man’s Art Gallery, Amsterdam, 2016; Mixed Realities, Tomin Videothek, Frankfurt, Germany 2015; Unfailing Memory, Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany, 2015.

In 2018, Shirin was the winner of the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP CAP).

With support from

MOP Foundation

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