Farideh Lashai (1944 – 2013) was a true multi-disciplinary artist, working in painting, sculpture, installation and stop motion animation. Her diverse output in visual art was augmented by her earlier studies in German Literature and her subsequent work as a writer and translator, particularly focusing on the work of German playwright Bertolt Brecht.
Posthumous solo exhibitions of Lashai’s work include Towards the Ineffable: Farideh Lashai, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (2015), the Iranian Pavilion - La Biennale di Venezia 2015 and Only a Shadow, Davis Museum, Boston (2013). Her work has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, including Between the act/ And the motion/ Falls the Shadow, Saatchi Gallery, London (2012) and Islamic Art Now, LACMA, Los Angeles (2015). Her works can be found in collections including The British Museum, London, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, LACMA, Sharjah Art Foundation and Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.