Top 6 Aman Mojadidi Quotes

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“The body of work I create combines traditional storylines and postmodern narrative strategies to approach themes such as belonging, identity politics and conflict, as well as the push towards – and resistance against – modernization.”

― Aman Mojadidi

“Art has often been and continues to be considered transcendent. I see this as misguided and, in fact, a way of subverting the powerful voice art can be in global discussions about politics, economics, society, culture, religion and international relations.”

― Aman Mojadidi

“I looked into corruption in Afghanistan through a work called ‘Payback’ and impersonated a police officer, set up a fake checkpoint on the street in Kabul and stopped cars, but instead of asking them for a bribe, offered them money and apologized on behalf of the Kabul Police Department.”

― Aman Mojadidi

“Jihad is the Afghan bling.”

― Aman Mojadidi

“Maybe to feel like an Afghan I needed to be born and raised in the States, and maybe I needed to live in Afghanistan for nearly a decade to feel like an American. Both worlds shaped me, but neither one of them completely correspond to the picture I have of myself.”

― Aman Mojadidi

“I don’t want to paint rainbows: I want to make art that disturbs identity and challenges authority.”

― Aman Mojadidi
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