Xirin is an Iranian, New-York based multidisciplinary artist whose work studies the intimacy, erotics, and tensions embodied within normative romance, emphasizing the ways idealistic notions of attachment cause pain. In her work (composed of installation, painting, performance, and video), she frequently uses the form of the duet to explore how larger social power structures locate themselves within intimate relationships and to investigate what it means to love men as a feminist within patriarchy.

Recently, Xirin has performed at CUE Art Foundation, A.I.R. Gallery, the ‪Jewish Museum‬, ‪Knockdown Center‬, and ‪Pioneer Works‬. Her writing is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work has been featured in publications such as Pitchfork, Vestoj, and PAPER magazine. Xirin received her BA from Sarah Lawrence, an MFA from Columbia University, and she is currently working towards her Ph.D. dissertation in art theory at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.