Artist of the Collection

Shahryar Nashat

Born in 1975 at Téhéran, Iran

Shahryar Nashat developed an early interest in video, which today occupies an important place in his work. He combines this medium with sculpture, photography, and furniture to create works that play on the relationship between objects and visitors’ bodies. The latter are at the heart of his work, as he focuses on studying the magnetism that art objects can exert on the body. Nashat uses generic forms, such as cubes and polygons, questioning their place in the museum space while exploring the relationships between them and with visitors.

Born in 1975 in Tehran, Shahryar Nashat studied at the Ecole supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Geneva. He was awarded the Lafayette Prize in 2013. He lives and works in Berlin.