Exhibition „Ich werde Deutsch (I Become German)“

Maziar Moradi Without Title © Maziar Moradi (Detail)

Sat, 19.08.2017 -
Sun, 17.09.2017

Post Office Gallery Ballarat

Camp Street
3350 Ballarat

Maziar Moradi as a guest of the Goethe-Institut at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Iranian-born photographer Maziar Moradi studied in Hamburg, Germany. He has received several awards for his photographic works so far, including the Otto-Steinert-Preis, awarded by the German Photographic Association (DGPh). Maziar's works are also well-known outside Germany, with exhibitions in Arles, Amsterdam and Washington. 

As a guest of the Goethe-Institut, the artist will appear at Ballarat International Foto Biennale as part of its Artists in Residence program.

Maziar's powerful exhibition explores the personal experiences of young people who were forced to leave their countries and start anew as immigrants in Germany. In addition, it captures those who were born in Germany but have grown up under the influence of their families’ experiences, fates and losses of young immigrants.

The work is at once personal and political, focusing on the individual circumstances of each life but also painting an overall picture of the face of immigration and change.

Moradi invites immigrants in Germany to re-enact key scenes of their personal biography, turning them into actors performing their own stories.

Saturday, 9th September, 2-4pm
Meet artist Maziar Moradi in a public Q&A session at Post Office Gallery Ballarat