• Fri, 3. June 2022
  • 11:00
  • art depository

Maryam Mohammadi im artdepot

maryam mohammadi was born in 1979 in tehran (iran). after studying photography and art history at the university in tehran, she also worked there as a lecturer in photography from 2003 to 2009. .

she works as a photographic artist with a focus on staged photography and as a curator. in many of her photographic works she refers to women in different cultural and social contexts, always putting herself in the picture.

since 2009 she lives in graz, where she also works together with joachim hainzl for the association "xenos - verein zur förderung der soziokulturellen vielfalt". the project "wir schaffen das!" was realized together with the institut für kunst im öffentlichen raum steiermark, the kunsthaus graz , DIVAN - caritas steiermark and the antidiskriminierungsstelle steiermark. it shows five afghan women living in graz, who formulate their personal plans for the future through strong gestures and unexpected accessories. they break with prejudices and mark their very individual goals. their self-expression proves feminist strength beyond cultural attribution. the title of the work refers to the famous words of angela merkel, who in the migration summer of 2015 invoked the strong vision of a good future in a heterogeneous community.

"we can do it!"