Michael Najjar

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

video works

Installations

Videos

outer space


  • symmetrical boosters, 2019

    edition of 6 + 2 AP
    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame
    132 x 202 cm or 67 x 102 cm


  • supersymmetric particles, 2019

    edition of 6 + 2 AP
    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame
    132 x 202 cm or 67 x 102 cm


  • spaceport, 2012

    edition of 6 + 2 AP
    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame
    67 x 102 cm


  • space debris I, 2012

    edition of 6 + 2 AP
    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame
    67 x 102 cm


  • space garden, 2013

    edition of 6 + 2 AP
    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame
    132 x 202 cm or 67 x 102 cm


  • sands of mars, 2014

    edition of 6 + 2 AP
    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame
    67 x 102 cm or 132 x 202 cm


  • desert sky, 2014

    edition of 6 + 2 AP
    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame
    132 x 202 cm or 67 x 102 cm


  • serious anomaly, 2015

    edition of 6 + 2 AP
    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame
    67 x 102 cm


  • liquid time, 2017

    edition of 6 + 2 AP
    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame
    67 x 102 cm or 132 x 202 cm


  • orbital outpost, 2018

    edition of 6 + 2 AP
    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame
    132 x 202 cm or 67 x 102 cm

netropolis


  • netropolis | são paulo, 2004

    edition of 6 + 2 AP
    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec
    120 x 180 cm

high altitude


  • sensex_83-09, 2009

    edition of 6 + 2 AP
    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame
    67 x 102 cm


  • bovespa_93-09, 2009

    edition of 6 + 2 AP
    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame
    67 x 102 cm

silver arrow


  • silver arrow, 2011

    edition of 6 + 2 AP
    hybrid photography, archival pigment print, aludibond, diasec, custom-made aluminium frame
    132 x 202 cm

video works


  • spacewalk, 2013

    HD video 16:9, single channel, stereo
    3.31 min


  • equilibrium, 2013

    HD video 16:9, single channel, stereo
    5.30 min


  • orbital cascade_57-46, 2013

    HD video 16:9, single channel, stereo
    6.00 min


  • skyfall, 2015

    HD video 16:9, single channel, stereo
    4.00 min


  • terraforming, 2017

    HD video 16:9, single channel, stereo
    9.10 min

Installations


  • Installation view, 2016

    Studio la Città, Arte Fiera, Bologna


  • Installation view Studio la Città - 2015

    installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona


  • high altitude - financial markets between reality and simulation, 2010

    installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona

    News

  • Opens on 13 September 2019 Civilization: The Way We Live Now exhibition at The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. The exhibition, curated by William Ewing and Holly Roussell, collects works by over 100 international photographers including Michael Najjar who participates with three works from the outer space series.
    September 13, 2019 – February 2, 2020 | The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne