It is -not- my Id!, 2013
Maryam Mohammadi


As a resistance to stereotypes and racism, Maryam Mohammadi produced a series of self-portraits showing herself on a contradictory path to blonde and blue-eyed conformity. The work was inspired by a racist experience on the tram. The artist and art historian, who wrote her doctoral thesis on photographic self-portraits and feminism, uses a technique of over-staging and grotesquery to call attention to the impact of iconisation and standardisation of the (female) subject.