Shadi Ghadirian was born in Tehran, Iran in 1974. Ghadirian gained international recognition with her early series from the 1990’s that explored the relationship between the traditional and contemporary lives of women in Iran. Today she is considered to be one of Iran’s most celebrated and significant artists. Ghadirian’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the world, including The British Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Smithsonian Museum in Washington, Mumok (Museum Moderner Kunst Sitftung Ludwig) in Vienna, Muséed’Art. She lives and works in Tehran.