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Selection Board Member

Michael Najjar


Since the mid-nineties Najjar has embraced different genres of photography using a wide range of technological approaches. His work continually interrogates the relationship between reality and its representation in the technical image.

Najjar’s work covers variety of themes ranging from the transformation of global megacities through compaction of information networks (“netropolis” 2003-2006), depictions of the human body transformed by biogenetic intervention (“bionic angel” 2006-2008) and virtualization of financial markets with smart algorithms (“high altitude” 2008-2010) to the future of the human species through space exploration (“outer space” since 2011). For the past 25 years Najjar´s work has been the subject of prominent shows at international institutions. His work formed part of the 2006 Venice Biennale's 10th International Architecture Exhibition, the 9th Havana Biennale 2006 and the 2007 Convergence Biennale Beijing. Najjar has also exhibited at national and international museums, institutions and galleries and his work form part leading corporate and private collections across the world. In 2018 and 2019, Najjar was twice nominated for the world´s most prestigious photography award, the “Prix Pictet”. His work regularly features in an array of international publications.

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