Michael Najjar

MichaelNajjar

Michael Najjar is a German artist, adventurer and – future astronaut. Born in 1966, he has lived and worked in Berlin since 1988. His work is shown in museums, galleries and biennials around the world.
He works with Photography and Video. The focus of his work is on key elements of our modern society driven and controlled by computer and information technologies. Najjar, widely seen as a visual futurist, transmutes science, history and philosophy into visions and utopias of future social

structures emerging under the impact of cutting-edge technologies. The fusion of realistic elements with fictitious realities, is a recurrent hallmark in his work which is usually composed in thematically focused series. Najjar demonstrates the potential of the photographic image, capable of making visible what is normally invisible to the human eye. His work visualizes what very often is beyond the limits of our perception, unveiling what is hidden under the surface of what he calls “telematic society”.
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outer space

Netropolis

High altitude

Silver Arrow

Installations

Videos

outer space


  • a.l.m.a, 2014

    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame
    202 x 132 cm


  • sands of mars, 2014

    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame
    132 x 202 cm

Netropolis

High altitude

Silver Arrow

Installations

    News

  • Michael Najjar will be one of the protagonists of the exhibition Galileo and the Arts. The starry sky above me, promoted by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo and set up at Palazzo del Monte di Pietà in Padua. For the occasion will be exposed: orbital ascent made in a completely unusual format (180 x 300 cm), gravitation entanglement and the video spacewalk.
    18 November 2017 – 18 March 2018 | Palazzo del Monte di Pietà – Padua


  • Opens on 21 October the 24th edition of the Noorderlicht International Photography Festival which is focussed on NUCLEUS | Imagining science. The Festival is curated by Wim Mellis and includes 74 artists and photographers from 26 countries. Michael Najjar has been invited to participate in Noorderlicht with a comprehensive solo exhibition of his “outer space” work series.
    21 October – 26 November 2017 | Noorderlicht Photofestival House of Photography, JB Groningen – The Netherlands


  • Find the video of the exhibition outer space by Michael Najjar on ikono.tv and in Artist of the month section. Michael Najjar utilises photography and video to focus on the key elements of our society, one guided and “controlled” by information technology and information.