Fahrelnissa Zeid: Tate Modern resurrects artist forgotten by history

By Hannah Ellis-Petersen

Painter had illustrious global career during her lifetime – now retrospective hopes to restore her former fame

She was an artist of such “force and originality”, says Tate Modern, that it is astonishing that Fahrelnissa Zeid should have been practically forgotten. Now, in the first retrospective of its kind in the UK, Tate Modern hopes to lift the pioneering Turkish artist out of obscurity to ensure that she does not become yet another female artist forgotten by history.

For Frances Morris, director of Tate Modern, the show is “momentous”, a key reflection of her ongoing ambitions for the gallery to be a place that champions artists, particularly women, who have been neglected by an art world still heavily skewed towards European males.

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