Born in Tehran in 1983, Shiva Sadegh Asadi is an Iranian painter and filmmaker. After obtaining a B.A. in graphic design, she worked as a visual artist, before graduating with a Master’s degree in animation from the University of Art, Tehran.
Her award-winning animated films, such as ‘The Kitten’ (2013), ‘Maned and Macho’ (2017), ‘Crab’ (2020) and ‘Stain’ (2022), are admired worldwide.
In both her paintings and films, she focuses on humanity’s inner self, dealing with such themes as dreams, dark fantasies, abuse, family, femininity and relationships.
2022: Stain │ Drawing on paper, Cut-out, HD, Colour, Stereo, 4min
2022: White Sateen│ Animated objects, HD, Colour, Stereo, 2min
2021: Black Sateen │ Animated objects, HD, Colour, Stereo, 2min
2020: CRAB │ Painting on paper, Rotoscopy, 2D, Colour, Stereo, 11min, No dialogue
2017: Maned & Macho │ Painting on paper, Rptoscopy, Stereo, 11min, No dialogue
2015: Grandfather │ 2D Animation, Paper & Diverse Techniques, Rotoscopy, Colour, Stereo, 10min, No dialogue
2013: The Kitten │ Animation, Paint on glass, Colour, Stereo, 11min, No dialogue
2011: I Was Two │ Animation, Sand on glass, Colour, Stereo, 5min, No dialogue
2010: Dolls │ Animation, Paint on glass, Colour, Stereo, 4min, No dialogue