Maziar Moradi’s powerful exhibition Ich Werde Deutsch (I am becoming German) is more necessary than ever in the current climate of asylum seeker issues and debate. The collection explores the powerful and personal experiences of young people who were forced to leave their countries and start anew as immigrants in Germany, as well as capturing those who were born in Germany but have grown up under the influence of their families’ cultural backgrounds. Based on the impressions, fears, 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 the immigrants to reenact key scenes of personal developments, dramatic experiences or turning points in their lives, seeing them become actors of their own stories as they weave a narrative of what it means to become German.

ARTIST: Maziar Moradi

Maziar Moradi is an award-winning photographer from Germany who has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the US. His work has also been published in various books. Moradi has been sponsored by Goethe-Institut to appear at Ballarat International Foto Biennale, and is part of our proud Artists in Residence program. He will be giving talks and interacting with Federation University Ballarat students through this program.

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  • June 11, 2017 - June 11, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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