Sheida Soleimani in Artnet News

'Which Emerging Artist Dominated 2019? 12 Art-World Players Share Their Thoughts'

21 December 2019 There is never any shortage of cutting-edge work by rising art stars to get your fill of, and this year was no exception. With so much material to wade through, we asked curators and other art experts to tell us which names dominated 2019 and are worth keeping an eye on as we head into the new year.

 

"Sheida Soleimani has been on my radar for over 10 years, from when she was a young BFA student at the University of Cincinnati. I recently had the honor of working with her for the latest FotoFocus Biennial, where she presented her powerfully staged photographs that tackle global political crises, especially in her parents’ origin country of Iran. I’m proud to celebrate the artists of our region and their successes, which for Sheida have extended from Cincinnati to London, Brussels, and Cologne."

 

 —Mary Ellen Goeke, executive director, Fotofocus Biennial
21 December 2019