Category: Sheida Soleimani

March 03, 2021 Press

Sheida Soleimani in Artsy’s “5 Artists On Our Radar This March”

Sheida Soleimani B. 1990, Indianapolis, Indiana. Lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. —Isabelle Sakelaris The daughter of politically engaged Iranian refugees, Sheida Soleimani creates works that address world events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and violence against women, by examining power structures through a feminist lens. In an interview with the British Journal of Photography, Soleimani remarked, “I consider my work a feminist practice, because it’s associated with the so-called female practices of cutting, making, and even care-taking.” Whether using found material…Read More


February 16, 2021 Press

Sheida Soleimani in Less Than Half

Women Artists of New England: Sheida Soleimani Hall Rockefeller As a photographer who captures images of elaborate stage-like sets, Sheida Soleimani is engaged with contradictory modes. Photography is a medium whose authenticity we still trust, even after the wide proliferation (and increasing sophistication) of Photoshop. Theater is somewhat of its opposite, allowing an audience to believe in something temporarily, though the delusion is only participated in partly. We are not surprised when we go backstage to see that the set…Read More


December 19, 2020 Press

Sheida Soleimani: Hotbed Reviewed in Hyperallergic

Tracing Networks of Political Corruption in Sheida Soleimani’s Slick, Hyper-Stylized Tableaux “Hotbed” zeroes in on the places where these power relations and abuses between the US and Iran make themselves most visible. by Cassie Packard December 18, 2020 Installation view of Sheida Soleimani: Hotbed, Denny Dimin, 2020 (all images courtesy Denny Dimin) The compressed, hyper-stylized images in Sheida Soleimani’s first New York City solo show bring a critical eye to the tense relationship between the US and Iran, as well as the corruption that…Read More


December 19, 2020 Events

“In the studio with Sheida Soleimani” in The British Journal of Photography

In the studio with Sheida Soleimani by OSMAN CAN YEREBAKAN Photography by Cole Barash The Iranian-American artist invites us into her converted, 19th century barn in Rhode Island, where politically charged installations co-exist with her hobby of rehabilitating injured wildlife   Sheida Soleimani always imagined she’d become a vet. Growing up with a doctor father and a nurse mother, who were forced to flee the post-revolution regime in Iran, Soleimani considered the family practice indisputable. However, when she tried her…Read More


December 08, 2020 Events

Sheida Soleimani: Hotbed Catalogs!

CATALOGS AVAILABLE! Exhibition catalog for Sheida Soleimani Hotbed an exhibition at Denny Dimin Gallery, New York City, November 6 – December 23, 2020. Catalog essay by Jane Ursula Harris. Jane Ursula Harris is a Brooklyn-based writer who has contributed to Art in America, Bookforum, BOMB, Cultured Magazine, The Paris Review, Flash Art, The Believer, and GARAGE, among other publications. Her essays appear in catalogues including Carnegie Mellon’s forthcoming Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth; Participant Inc.’s NegroGothic: M. Lamar;…Read More

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November 18, 2020 Events

Sheida Soleimani in Collector Daily

Sheida Soleimani: Hotbed @Denny Dimin By Loring Knoblauch / In Galleries / November 17, 2020 JTF (just the facts): A total of 11 color photographs, generally framed in color-matched artist’s frames and unmatted, and hung against white walls in the divided gallery space. All of the works are archival pigment prints, made between 2018 and 2020 (two of the works are being exhibited as 120×90 inch Phototex prints adhered directly to the wall, but are available as regular framed prints)….Read More


November 18, 2020 Events

Tribeca Gallery Day

Visit the Tribeca Galleries on Saturday, December 5th from 11am-7pm! Denny Dimin Gallery is pleased to be hosting “Hotbed” a solo exhibition by Sheida Soleimani. Visit the exhibition page: Sheida Soleimani: Hotbed. In the below video, Sheida Soleimani is joined with curator Jasmine Wahi to unpack the imagery and sources that make up the Iran-U.S. finger-pointing diptych, 1/8/2020 and PS752.   Both these photographs are part of Soleimani’s newest series, Levers of Power. Together they illustrates how technologies of power…Read More


November 08, 2020 Events

Sheida Soleimani in Surface

Sheida Soleimani: Hotbed Speaking truth to the crises that define relations between Iran and the United States, Soleimani superimposes source imagery onto sculptural backdrops to reflect and critique hot-button issues such as demands for reparations, sanctions on trade and resources, and the “crude” history of the petroleum industry. The self-titled Hotbed (2020), one of the exhibition’s most evocative works, comments on Iran’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic by freezing the arm of the country’s deputy health minister in the physically…Read More

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November 06, 2020 Events

Opening Celebratory Conversation with Sheida Soleimani & Jasmine Wahi

Join us over Zoom for a celebratory opening conversation of the exhibition, Sheida Soleimani: Hotbed. The online event will include a walkthrough, discussion of the work, and Q & A. Watch the event Sheida Soleimani received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and her BFA from the University of Cincinnati, College of Art. Soleimani’s most recent solo exhibitions were at Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels, Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago and the evolving exhibition Medium of Exchange that examined…Read More


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