Since early ages, art and social developments have been in close relationship with each other. Therefore, we cannot separately think the history of art and history of society from each other. In this sense, the developments and wars in the history of humankind have influenced art deeply. Furthermore, migration among the processes that affect the history of art is substantial. The artistic works of artists, who have voluntarily or obligatorily migrated, have been affected positively or negatively from the political, economical, social and cultural results of the migration process. This study addresses one of the artists, Shirin Neshat, who has migrated. By considering the assumption that "information regarding the life of the artist is required to have a better understanding of his/her works", it has been observed that there are some changes in the artistic creation process of Iranian artist Shirin Neshat after migrating to the USA. In this article, the effect of migration on the artistic creation process and the relationship of Shirin Neshat as a migrating artist with the migration concept have been analyzed in a descriptive manner as a result of the examination of the related visuals and texts.
Migrate, Shirin Neshat, The Process of Artistic Creativity