17 Apr - 4 May 2019

Opening Night | Thursday 18 Apr, 6pm–8pm




Katayoun Javan

The Man with a Thousand Faces- Part 2 tells a personal story, which is intertwined with a political revolution to portray the destructive effects of political revolution on a person’s life. Using existing photographs of my father from family albums, archival newspapers and iconic photos of the revolution, the work portrays his absence in my life, the revolution’s impact on my family, stories around revolution and my never-ending remembrance of my father through historic and current politics of Iran.

Katayoun Javan is an Iranian photographic artist based in Melbourne. She studied photography at Tehran Azad University and completed a MFA at Deakin University in 2013. Through documentary photography, portraiture and use of found photos she draws on personal stories to explore notions of memory, home and displacement. She was the recipient of a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria in 2016 and the result of her research, a series of photographic portraits of Iranian immigrants in Melbourne, was exhibited and purchased by the State Library in 2017.

IMAGE | Katayoun Javan, Untitled, detail, 2018, 59.4 x 84.1cm | Katayoun Javan, Untitled, detail, 2018, 30 x 40cm| Courtesy the artist.