Reza Nadji is a German-Iranian artist who was born in Tehran briefly before his family moved to Düsseldorf. He graduated with distinction from the University for Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund, Germany, and received a scholarship award from Parsons School of Design in New York. His work on Tehran won the Gute Aussichten Award, Germany's highest honor for graduating students in the field of photography.
His work explores the connection between visual perception and emotion in regard to the human states of chaos and order leading to the study of relation and relativity. His work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums like the MAKK Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Cologne or the Museum für Fotografie Deichtorhallen in Hamburg.
He founded and ran the IFB (Institut for Photographic Education) for three years implementing photography into education in various countries and has been conduction classes and workshops at the Utah State University and the University of Nuevo Leon.
He now lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin.
Awards / Exhibitions
2019 Galerie Bethlehemkirche, Düsseldorf Meerbusch
2018 Galerie Michael Horbach, Köln
2018 Emily Harding Gallery, Toronto
2016 Galerie Michael Horbach, Köln
2015 Photonic Moments, Ljubljana
2014 Studio 21, Calcutta
2014 Goethe Institute, Mumbai
2013 Goethe Institute, New Delhi
2013 Mohsen Gallery, Tehran
2012 Museum für Angewandte Kunst MAKK, Köln
2010 Bentler Galerie, Deutschen Demokratiepreis, Bonn
2010 FHDO Konferenzraum, Fachhochschule Dortmund
2009 BBK Galerie Art Forum, Düsseldorf
2009 Le Prix Voies Off, Rencontres d'Arles 2009 Nomination , Arles
2009 Winner Book Dummy Award, Photo Book Festival, Kassel
2009 Goethe Institute, Washington D.C.
2009 Art Foyer Deutsche Zentralbank, Frankfurt/Main
2009 VHS Galerie, Stuttgart
2009 Museum Deichtorhallen, Haus der Photografie, Hamburg
2008 gute aussichten – Young German Photography, Buchmesse, Frankfurt/Main
2008 Winner “gute aussichten” Award – German Photographers 2008/2009
2008 “Hohfuhr 25”, Klinikum Lüdenscheid
2007 Kunstpreis RBH Logistik, Sonderpreis
2007 “Stadtlandschaften”, Heimatdesign, Hotel Rombergpark, Dortmund
2005 Serbin Photo Award, PDN Photo Annual Winner 2005
2005 “Think Culture”, The New School, New York
1998 “Where home is”, Award Deutscher Jugendfotopreis, Photokina, Köln