Born in Tehran in 1974, She lives and works in Tehran.
Ghadirian studied photography in Azad University, Tehran, and has since exhibited extensively worldwide since 1999, in Europe: at The Nikolaj Contemporary Art centre (Copenhagen, 2000), House of World Cultures, Berlin, 2004; Espace Electra, Paris, 2001; San Jose Museum of Art, New York, 2004; Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, Spain, 2003; Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Greece, 2002; Sharjah Biennale, 2003; Canada and America, and gained international reputation with her Qajar Series (1998), which were reproduced in numerous magazines in Europe. 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).
Her photographs are to be found in several public collections such as the British Museum, London; The Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; The MUMOK, Vienna; the Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California.
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