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.
Her practice focuses on photography and video installation, in context of gender identity. She has exhibited internationally in London, Tehran and Paris, Vancouver.
Born in 1981, Lives and works in Tehran and London.
2010 MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design
2011 Royal Academy of Arts
2011 Politics and Power, World Vision Exchange, London
2010 The Selected of Iranian Photographer, Vancouver
She is currently reading Practice-Based Research at University of the Arts London