Shadi Ghadirian's showcase at the Government College of Fine Arts during Chennai Photo Biennale 2019. "They have transformed us. They have veiled us. Sometimes we hide behind them. Sometimes we get lost before them. Sometimes we scavenge them in search of lost loves. Through them, we sometimes escape the Real World. With one click, we sometimes get deleted. They have transformed us. They are not like our mothers. They are unique to our era; to today's woman in a modern world. They transform us. They organize us. The read and write us. "They" are tiny icons on our computer. They define us the way you now see, me, today's woman."


  • Title: Ctrl+Alt+Del
  • Creator: Shadi Ghadirian
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Location: Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai
  • Type: Photograph
  • Original Source: Artist Website
  • External Link: Chennai Photo Biennale website
  • Exhibition title: The Face of Another
  • Exhibition Description: Here faces and bodies may transmogrify into other things, or stare at your you boldly.
  • CPB Edition: 2019
  • Artist's biography: Shadi Ghadirian was born in Tehran in 1974.Her work is mainly concerned with the issue of contemporary Iranian female identity within the settings of tradition; the contrast between conservative roles attributed to women in society and the impact of modernity, as shown in both the Qajar series and Domestic Life (2002). She lives and works in Tehran.

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