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Houshiary, ShirazehDate of birth and death: 1955- Uploaded artworks: 27
Shirazeh Houshiary is an Iranian installation artist and sculptor. She lives and works in London. She was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1955. Having moved to London in the early 1970â€™s Houshiary graduated from the Chelsea School of Art in 1979 emerging with a group of artist that included Anish Kapoor and Richard Deacon. In Europe she is well known for her sculptures in which she seeks to investigate spiritual principles and abstract forms. She was a nominee for the 1994 Turner Prize. In 2008, the St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in London unveiled a commission by Shirazeh Houshiary and Pip Horne for the East Window. Houshiary's work is included in numerous public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Tate Collection, London. In 2005, Creative Time commissioned Houshiary and Pip Horne for their Creative Time Art on the Plaza series where the monumental Breath tower was exhibited in New York City. Another example of this work was also included in Feri Daftari's exhibition Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking at the Museum of Modern Art in 2006.
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