Shireen Taweel (b. 1990-) is a multimedia installation artist based in Sydney, whose work broaches issues of the construction of cultural heritage, knowledge and identity through language and the constantly shifting public space of the social, political and religious axiom. Shireen's constant acquisition of traditional coppersmith artisan skills is a research vessel for community focused conceptual development and through a progressive application of the collected artisan techniques of making that leads to possibilities of cross-cultural discourse.
Her artistic practice draws from the personal experiences of being Lebanese Australian living between cultures, and how the physical spaces within her community reflect a complex cultural landscape of transformation expressed through hybridity and plurality. The project development of Shireen’s works are often site-specific, weaving local narratives and research with a focus on experimentation in material and sound through site.