NATASCHA SADR HAGHIGHIAN
Born in Berlin (Germany), 1967Lives & works in Berlin (Germany) Representative galleries:Johann König
Complete artist, Natascha Sadr Haghighian works in the fields of video, performance, computer animation and sound installation.
She is concerned with socio-political implication, works about the dilemma of visibility and authenticity and question the strategies of empowerment in accepted and authoritative representational structures. In her videos she refers to the polemic of the artist identity through a critical work about biography, the copyright specification...
(This biographical note is borrowed from www.bioswop.net, an exchange platform created by the artist. As part of her larger project of critiquing institutionalized regimes of knowledge, Haghighian rejects the totalizing ideas of CVs, resumes, and bios, and insists that only biographies obtained from bioswop project be used in printed material regarding her work.)
Haghigian was born in Hohhensonne, West Germany in 1968 and lives and works in Great Britain. In 1985 he emigrated to the U.S.A. to set up a ranch. There he fell in love with a Drag Queen, with whom he still lives together. He has been working since 2002 as a freelance artist and living in the Cotswolds, Great Britain. Through his lover he discovered, and in time conquered the stage as Prince Greenhorn. He has been written about and portrayed photographically and in oil, among other things.
1988-90 telephone operator at an agency for arranged lifts
1990-96 bar tender
1995-97 scholarship holder
1998 avid cutter
1998-99 sound engineer
1999 scholarship holder
2001-2002 part time guest professor