Michael Najjar

©thomas rusch_michael najjar portrait_per sito

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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video works

Installations

Videos

outer space


  • 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

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    News

  • Michael Najjar have been invited to participate at the 7th International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, curated by Yoku Hasegawa.
    19 September 2017 – 18 January 2018 | The State Tretjakov Gallery, Moscow


  • 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.