Linda Nadji (*1972 in Teheran) studied under Hubert Kiecol at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf (2011 Diploma, Master Student). Prior to this, she completed training as an actress at the Zentrum für Schauspiel & Tanz, Cologne, as well as studies in Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Aachen. She lives and works in Cologne.

‘At second glance, things are much more exciting and proliferative. When they are denied their original function and their form is given priority, they enable us to question the way we perceive the world around us and, in doing so, to open ourselves up to things in a new way. As a result, sensual perception is given more space.’

For the exhibition “A Mountain never Meets a Mountain”, Linda Nadji presents a selection of two and three-dimensional works from various groups of works created between 2010 and 2015. In her works, which are generally derived from everyday objects and images, the transitory is literally captured – cast in concrete or bronze, formed with ceramics, or simply taken apart and reconstructed. In all cases, we are dealing with an act of heightened perception, since, through Nadji’s conversion, that which is generally overseen or taken for granted in everyday life becomes not only visible, but also and especially perceptible. Through the material transformation or reconfiguration of everyday objects, she alters our viewing habits sustainably. Ultimately, however, it is up to the viewers to give their associations free rein.

Exhibitions  (selection):

2015 ‘Genius Loci III – Here They Come’, Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf
2015 ‘framed unframed’, TYSON, Cologne
2015 ‘Lucky Nr. 13’, Kunstverein, Mettmann
2014 ‘roundabout’, Malkasten, Düsseldorf
2014 ‘EBERTPLATZ’, Bruch & Dallas, Cologne
2013 ‘UndWasWenn’, Kunstverein Emmerich
2013 ‘Raum & Objekt’, Kunstverein Gelsenkirchen
2013 ‘Darling’, Pallazo Trecci, Cremona, Italy
2012 ‘new talents’, Kunststation St. Peter, Cologne
2011 ‘ab und zu’, von Rundstedt, Düsseldorf
2011 ‘Ja schade, war echt eine schöne Stadt’, Galerie Van Bau, Vestfossen, Norway
2010 ‘Where in this World Could I Go?’, von Cirne, Cologne
2009 ‘weiss auf weiss’, Galerie Schreier und von Metternich, Düsseldorf
2008 ‘rund wie eckig’, von Rundstedt, Düsseldorf