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Art Exhibition Opening
Reza Nadji:" Inter | sectual" opens Friday, April 13th at Emily Harding Gallery.
Born in Tehran, Iran, artist Reza Nadji grew up in Düsseldorf, Germany, as his parents fled their homeland following the Revolution. His father, also a prominent photographer, encouraged him to pursue their shared creative passion, which took him around the world, capturing images from America to the remote Cook Islands.
Currently based in Berlin and Los Angeles, Nadji graduated with honours from the University for Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund, and received a scholarship award from Parsons School of Design in New York. Most notably, he won the Gute Aussichten photography award, Germany’s highest honour for graduating students in the field of fine art photography.
His work has previously been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums such as the MAKK Museum for Applied Art in Cologne, and the Deichtorhallen Museum for Photography in Hamburg. In conjunction with his work as an artist, Nadji founded and operated the IFB (Institut für Fotografische Bildung) photography school in Berlin, and has been a visiting lecturer at the Utah State University and the University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico.
In this current body of work, Nadji explores the connections between visual perception and emotion in regard to the ebb and flow of the human states of chaos and order - their relativity, their balance, and their intersection.