Approved: 29.08.2011

Azadeh Fatehrad

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Approved: 29.08.2011

Azadeh Fatehrad is an Iranian artist who attempt to demonstrate gender identity in context of Islamic society. Fatehrad works with photography and video installation, examining how women are engaged in resistance in relation to forces of tradition and modernity. Society (public) and the self (private) have featured prominently, as have the veil and the metaphorical concept of 'veiling' in particular.
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  • Location: London
 

Biography

Azadeh Fatehrad is an Iranian artist who attempt to demonstrate gender identity in context of Islamic society. Fatehrad works with photography and video installation, examining how women are engaged in resistance in relation to forces of tradition and modernity. Society (public) and the self (private) have featured prominently, as have the veil and the metaphorical concept of 'veiling' in particular. Fatehrad's practice-based research is particularly focused on female life after revolution in Iran 1979. Followed by the enforcement of dress code in 1979 and the compulsory Hijab impacting significantly on the condition of female life. Through her photography Fatehrad attempts to demonstrate the resistance and desire of female in response to that social condition 1979-present.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2009 - MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London 2004 - BA Fine Art, Azad University of Tehran, Tehran Group exhibitions 2011 - Politics and Power, Lower Gallery, London 2011 - Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London Residencies 2011 - Scholarship Artist Residency a month, CAMAC, France Educational experience - secondary 2010 - Practise-Based Research, CCW, University of the Arts London, London Publications 2011 - Mapping the Thoughts, Peckham Project Space, London