Azadeh Fatehrad

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. read full statement

Location London