masquerade ball

The Masquerade Ball as a prelude to the annual exhibiton at the Academy of arts Düsseldorf was part of my graduation installation and could be seen as a big performance I created.


600 students, artists, professors and friends joined the unique gala in the auditorium of the academy of arts, creating a variety of imaginative characters.


My Installation in the class room was filled with attributes of indiviuality (works>2016). Every part has been telling another story, as you can see in the stairpaintings, where the shadow doesn´t fit to the figure you see. The Intention in this case is the false, subjective look at the people surrounding us. It also refers to Plato´s allegory of the cave.


The biggest work in the installation was the 7 meter high mirror-tower in the middle, which you could enter and look up at the "crown of individualty", the winner mask of the masquerade ball.

I couldn´t find a better way to show the highest expression of individuality than giving 600 artstudents the opportunity to change their appearance and then letting them vote for the best among them!




The Video to the Masquerade Ball with Mr. Shirazy& The Exile Orchestra

Photos of the Masquerade Ball 2016 by                                                                                  Alessandro De MATTEIS & Houtan Nourian ©

Photos of the Masquerade Ball

Odonien 2014

Wallinstallation at the junk yard/ art space Odonien in 2014.


This installation was my special concept for the first moviefestival "Veedelsfilmfestival" in Cologne, Germany.


2013 - 2014 in the Domstraße 91 in Cologne, me and my friend and sister in heart Yuliya Gaydamachenko runned the gallery "etc.".


In one year we exhibited more than 20 artists, created installations, showed music performances etc..


Every exhibtion was a collaboration between us and the artist. So we changed the whole room and atmosphere for every exhibtion and people could allways join diverse installations which brought the art to other levels of understanding.