Occupy, Resist, Produce
(Private View) 20 November 2018, 5.30-7.00pm
(Public) 21 November – 14 December 2018
Location: Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury – MORE
Solo exhibition of Oliver Ressler & Dario Azzellini
Picture Essay , Afterall Journal, August 2018.
Between the Visible and Invisible curated by Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad at Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE. private view 15th September. exhibition continues 16 th September – 24 November, 2018. Featuring Pia Sandstrom (Stockholm), Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin (London), Chooc Ly Tan (Paris), Nikolaus Gansterer (Vienna), Leah Fusco (London), Vladimir Nikolic (Belgrade) and Oliver Ressler (Vienna). more details HERE
The Echo of Your Departures, Exhibition
Date: 14-20 June 2018
Location: Barn Gallery, St John’s College, University of Oxford
More info HERE
The Whispers of the Garden, Bois des Moutiers, 9th June- 31st August 2018
Diep Haven Festival : Cross-Channel Festival of Contemporary Creation
Our artist-in-residence for Trinity Term is Dr Azadeh Fatehrad, an artist and curator based at the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre, Kingston University London…More HERE
Artist in Residence at The Bois des Moutiers in preparation of Diephaven Festival 2018… more details HERE
Artistic Research Will Eat Itselfat the University of Plymouth Critical perspectives on the discourse surrounding artistic research might be argued to already be too formulaic or self-defeating. Making a case for its own institutional legitimacy could unwittingly reinforce some of the very things artistic research aims to critique. ,… MORE HERE
Performativity and Image Formation, at Perilous Experience? – Extending Experience Through Artistic Research CARPA 5 , Performing Arts Research Centre, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki…. MORE Details HERE
The Academy of Fine Arts of The University of the Arts Helsinki started in 2015 a residency programme for its alumi funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation. The programme is supporting post-graduate studies of visual artists by awarding grants for several high-quality MORE INFO here
The Forth International Photography Research Conference Reconsidering the “Post-truth Condition”: Epistemologies of the photographic image March 26-28 March 2018 Aalto University, Helsinki. Full programme HERE
Encountering Difference > Whether focusing on themes of identity, the visual or non-visual representations of race, gender, sexuality, class, language, power, desire and aesthetics, this one-day symposium, will bring together a series of presentations and ‘unfinished’ …more details HERE .
Time: 9.45am to 6:00 pm
Location: Lecture Theatre, Camberwell College of Arts, 45-65 Peckham Road, SE5 8UF
my latest article at Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) catalogue 2017 on Secularity. CLICK HERE
Sohrab Shahid Saless: Exiles is curated by Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad and Nikolaus Perneczky in partnership with the Goethe-Institut London and in collaboration with the Munich Film Museum. With support from the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre, Kingston University (London), Iran Heritage Foundation (London) and Arts Council England. We would like to thank our partner venues Close-Up and the ICA. full program details
The film programme and symposium “Those Days” presents and discusses documentary, art and essay films with relation to Iran. Following the collectively produced film “Profession: Documentarist” (2014), which opens a kaleidoscopic view on the life and work realities of female filmmakers in contemporary Iran, the series of films and lectures raises questions about feminism, migration and diaspora. full program here
The first public program of Herstoriographies: The Feminist Media Archive Research Network is taking place on 18th October 2017 at Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31) Strand Campus, Kings College London. The program comprises of screening and discussion which has been organised by Dr Ros Murray and myself. for more details please click here
Revisiting the Gaze: Feminism, Fashion & the Female Body 28-29 June 2017, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL
Keynote Speakers: Professor Reina Lewis, London College of Fashion and Dr. Mo Throp & Dr. Maria Walsh, Chelsea College of Arts. In 2015 Laura Mulvey’s seminal essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema (1975) … more details here
Review of Society for Artistic Research conferee published atRUUKKU Studies in Artistic Research > > Please Specify! Sharing Artistic Research Across Disciplines at the University of the Arts Helsinki began with first-day keynote speaker Esa Kirkkopelto on a comparison between the bodily space, imaginary space and virtual … more here
‘Revisiting the Archive’ artist talk at the Ruskin School of Art.
Address: 74 High St, Oxford OX1 4BG
Date :4th May 2017
WOW – Women of the World festival at Southbank Centre champions gender equality, celebrating the achievements of women and girls everywhere …more details here
Wednesday 8th of March; 3-5pm; Jonatan Habib Engqvist , Carles Guerra >> RCA Fine Art Talks Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, Battersea SW11 4AN
Friday 3rd February 2017, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Fataneh Farahani, Stockholm University, Sweden
The Space Between: Psyche, Body, Skin, Environment is an inter-disciplinary one-day symposium bringing together key thinkers from a range of disciplines to consider ideas around clothing, cloth and protection in contemporary society; in particular those associated with psyche, dress and the environment.
Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation Open Lecture
After Chantal: An International Conference, Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, UoW, London The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster is hosting a two-day conference more HERE
Contemporary Art Lecture Series are curated by a member of Slade academic staff and is open to Slade students and staff. Contemporary Art Lecture Series take place at the Darwin Lecture Theatre. for more details please click here
Ignite! is a collaborative project with the RCA’s Research Department. It offers opportunities to MPhil and PhD students to extend and disseminate their research practice through participatory projects and relationships with other institutions such as galleries and museums. for more details please click here
For papers and conference presentations please click HERE
The annual graduate shows will take place simultaneously across the College’s two campuses in Battersea and Kensington. ShowRCA offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice. Date: 26 June 2016 to 3 July 2016
Location: Royal College of Art Battersea
….The seminar elaborates on the above context by looking at Sisters of Jam project Kate Millett’s Farm reflecting on community practice, Athena Farrokhzad’s poem on politics of the domestic, and Petra Bauer’s project investigating the politics of representation through archival photographs. The seminar will finish with a performance piece by Azadeh Fatehrad…. for more details please click here
Communal Social and Inter-Political Stage of Curatorial Practice
March Meeting 2016 (MM 2016) will consider how institutions, initiatives, curators and artists have increasingly prioritised their relationships with audiences and communities through current thinking around ideas of education, more information please click here
The methodology of this project is based on re-visiting and re-creating ‘existing images’. It investigates the archive material of the Ukrainian National Film on the fairly recent Chernobyl Disaster, which occurred on 26 April 1986.for more details please click here Artists: David Bickerstaff, Viktor Németh, Azadeh Fatehrad, Christian Nyampeta
We are pleased to announce our first exhibition of 2016, opening on Sunday February 7th. This exhibition will centre on the emergence of the women’s movement in Iran, at the beginning of the 20th century. It is curated by Azadeh Fatehrad (Iran) in collaboration with Framer Framed. The project is a reflection on the personal archive of Sadiqe Dowlatabadi, one of the pioneers of the women’s movement in Iran. Please click here for more information.
New York Times Review click here
Date: Wednesday 16th of December 2015 . 2:00– 7:30 pm
Location: Delfina foundation, 29/31 Catherine Place Victoria, SW1E 6DY
for more information please click here
An Afternoon with Sadiqe Dowlatabadi is an outcome of a joint project on the women movement in Iran coordinated by the International Institute of Social History and the Royal College of Art. This project would shed a light on the archival material on the feminist movement of Iran 20th century and also to connect the relevance of this archival material to the contemporary context of women’s life in 21st century Iran. click here for more details.
Speakers include Dr Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Professorial Research Associate, Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law at SOAS London, Shahin Nawai, founding member of the largest women organisation after the 1979 Iranian revolution, artist Nooshin Farhid’s and a screening of her film Shallow Water, Deep Skin. for more details please click here
This youth workshop highlights the different methods used to look at historical images and reimagine them within the contemporary context of today. Taking inspiration from the photographic practice of Hengameh Golestan, the workshop will explore the aesthetic and conceptual dimensions of archival images. for more information please follow the link here.
Hengameh Golestan: Witness 1979
@The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ.
3–27 September 2015- Preview: Wednesday 2 September, 6.30-8.30pm
As part of this year’s Communal Knowledge programme, acclaimed Iranian photographer Hengameh Golestan will present her work in an exhibition and events programme which will offer a unique opportunity to rediscover this important female photographer. for more information please click here.
Moving Pictures and Photoplays: New Perspectives in Silent Cinema is a two day postgraduate conference, to be held on the 18th and 19th of June 2015 at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York. For a full conference programme, please visit our blog. The Department of Theatre, Film and Television is located on the Heslington East Campus of the University of York. booking your ticket please click here For directions to the campus and a link to our interactive map, please visit the TFTV website.
Why Would I Lie? is an interdisciplinary research biennial organised by researchers enrolled at the Royal College of Art, aimed at broadly exploring ethics and aesthetics in contemporary research practices connected to art and design. The biennial comprises exhibited works, discursive presentations, a film programme, publication, and a major conference. http://lie.rca.ac.uk/about/
The Royal College of Art’s renowned anonymous postcard exhibition debuted in Dubai for its inaugural show outside London. RCA Secret Dubai was introduced by Paul Smith and coincided with the 22nd edition of its London counterpart, RCA Secret, and took place during Art Dubai 2015. http://www.artdubai.ae/rca-secret-dubai
‘The place’: Eastern Europe in photography practice
Thursday 29 January, 7pm (Private view) Hungarian Cultural Centre: 10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA
Contributions from artist and filmmaker David Bickerstaff; Hungarian photographer Viktor Németh; artist and researcher Christian Nyampeta, in collaboration with curator of the project Azadeh Fatehrad.
Robert Mapplethorpe: Fashion Show Review
11th September-5th October 2013, Alison JacquesGallery, London, United Kingdom
Between Object and Idea: Re-thinking Fashion Spaces
Date and Time: Wednesday 19th June 2013, 10.00-17.30
Venue and Location: 2nd Floor Humanities Seminar Room, Stevens Building, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London. SW7 2EU.
This one-day symposium brings together a cross-disciplinary cohort of fashion researchers to explore the increasingly wide scope of spaces where fashion is practised and studied. for more information please click here.
The artist book is part of a project called power station, which is study on how images are disrupted when placed in combination with text. This book is a result of unique collaboration between artists and researchers, Giulia Garbin, Nelson Crespo, Michele Drascek, Christian Nyampeta and Azadeh Fatehrad.
Power station has been generously sponsored by Research Office and Photography department at the Royal College of Art in January 2013. more info here
published by Ditto Press, UK
Enghelab Avenue, is the title of my recent series of books which was produced as part of a group project called Al-Mutanabbi Street. In my books, I closed the distance between Al-Motanabbi Street- a street that held bookstores- and similar ‘cultural street’ for instance Enghelab Avenue in Tehran (Iran). Enghelab Avenue, is one of the most famous street in the heart of Tehran, which is full of bookstores and second hand booksellers. It is also the street where many universities are located. These books- Enghelab Avenue I, II and III- are a combination of text and images. Which was inspired by a book called Nadja (1928, Andre Breton).
3-10 August 2012, International artist- researcher, Helsinki, Finland.
Professor Kathleen Irwin, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Regina, Canada
Professor Jan Kaila, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Finland
Professor Esa Kirkkopelto, Theatre Academy Helsinki, Finland
Research coordinator Katrien Vuylsteke Vanfleteren, School of Arts, University College Ghent, Belgium
Dean Mick Wilson, Gradcam Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, Ireland
“Invisible Frame is the title of my recent project that I produced during a month residency in Den Haag, Netherlands. Invisible frame is based on a relation between human and architectural space. This series of work is a combination of single channel video and series of color photography. I was inspired by Le Corbusier and … for more please click here
Panoptophobia – Rethinking the Utilitarian Visual Field by Dr Malcolm Quinn
The Ambiguity of Transparency by Christian Nyampeta
Last Day before the Veil by Hengameh Golestan
Labour: live art and femininity in Irish culture by Helena Walsh
Easthampstead Conference Centre, Research Skill Development, 24-27th April 2012EPCC, Off Peacock Lane, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3DF
Research Development Residency Bursary, Easthampstead Park Conference Centre, UK
Graduate school, Imperial College London.
The Politics of Practice
An International Interdisciplinary Colloquium for Postgraduate Students
17-18 February 2012 Goldsmiths, University of London
The Politics of Practice is the sixth annual postgraduate colloquium organised by the Sociology of Theatre and Performance Research Group (STPRG) at Goldsmiths, University of London, under the direction of Professor Maria Shevtsova. This international event will draw on the issues of process and transmission examined in previous colloquia, including Appropriating Space (2008), Bodies and Socio-Histories (2010) and NOW, Legacies and Amnesia (2011).
Fashion colloquium Milano, 15-16th February 2012.
Pleasure, As Earthy Paradise a day symposium, 26th January 2012, 11 am- 5pm
Royal College of Art London
A day event symposium on photography and ‘pleasure as earthy paradise’ hold on Seminar room 4, Royal College of Art. Azadeh Fatehrad, Dawn Woolley, Carlos Noronha Feio. for more information please click here.
Q-Art 2011 opens on Thursday December 8th, 6-8pm at the APT Gallery Deptford.
Thursday 8th December, 6-8 pm
APT Gallery, Harold Wharf, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London, SE8 4SA
8th -18th December, Open Thurs – Sun, 12 – 5pm
Tatiana Baskakova; Tom Bennett; Fagner Bibiano; Andrew Bryant; Melissa Burn; Lizzie Cannon; Stella Dimitrakopoulou; Azadeh Fatehrad; Iulia Filipovscaia; Robin Gardiner; Liz Gaunt; Lauren Houlton; Lora Hristova; Heidi Kayla; Olga Koroleva; Beata Koslowska; Lina Kovacevic; Silvia Krupinska; Maggie Learmonth; Charlie Norwood; Brendon O’Hanlon; Samuel Overington; Samantha Penn; Matthew Randle; Claire Reddleman; Nina Rodin; Luis Ignacio Rodriguez; Richard Ross; Anastasia Shin; Natalia Skobeeva; Joanna Slusarczyk; Jessica Smulders-Cohen;Kay Tabernacle; Ellen Twinem; Christopher Ward; and Poppy Whatmore. Q-Art
LONDON CALLING – LA
THE LONDON EMERGING ART SCENE HITS ORANGE COUNTY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
December 21, 2011 – January 12, 2012
This December, an intrepid group of emerging Contemporary British Artists from London’s Debut Contemporary will set foot in LA for their showcase at The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA).
The roster of artists reads like a who’s who of the young, UK art scene with involvement from Rosie Emerson, Tahnee Lonsdale and Agnetha Sjogren, amongst others. The incredibly talented artists have a wide number of achievements amongst them including Nicola Anthony who has received exhibition sponsorship from Tate Britain, had pieces shown at Tate Modern; Tinsel Edwards who has both Saatchi and Banksy as collectors of her work; and Rosie Emerson who recently exhibited at The Southbank Centre as part of The Women of The World Festival, Somerset House, as well as being featured in Vogue. For More Click Here
Fashion and Female Desire in Iran after 1979, Paper and Presentation by Azadeh Fatehrad.
Fashion Colloquia Organised by:
London College of Fashion
Domus Academy, Milan
Institut Francais de la mode, Paris
Parsons The New School for Design, School of Fashion, New York
A full programme of presentations and live streamed events are planned for the symposium. Draft Fashion Colloquia Programme
Registration is free, to register to attend please visit our estore.
In February 2012, the next colloquium will be held in Milan, hosted by our network partner, The Domus Academy, followed by Paris in September 2012 at the Insititut de la Mode and finally New York, with Parsons, The New School of Design, in February 2013.
On September 2nd 2011, selected artworks by thirteen Debut Artists represented the UK Collective at ‘Flag Stop’ Los Angeles, an Alternative Art Fair involving leading artists, curators and art industry experts.
Artists: Vikram Kushwah • Chantal Powell • Tinsel Edwards • Nicola Anthony • Sylvia Morgado• Kimi Wylde • Abigail Box • Darren MacPherson • Katrina James • Robert West • Twinkle Troughton •Carlos Martyn Burgos • Azadeh Fatehrad
Press Night on Wednesday the 28th of September, to
meet the artists involved and hear more about the ambitious future plans. Press Release
Architecture for Humanity was on the ground in Sendai days after the 11 March Great Earthquake hit the northeast of Japan triggering a 10 meter high tsunami and setting off catastrophic explosions at the Fukushima power plant. The devastation wreaked by this succession of disasters left thousands dead, hundreds of thousands homeless, and towns and villages, roads and railway lines in heaps of rubble. The Japanese government says it will take ten years to recover from this. for more Info please click here
Greeting the Sun Again
Centre of the Drawing as part of CCW, University of the Arts London presenting the Practice-Based Research exhibition from 2nd untill 9th of September 2011.
Azadeh Fatehrad, carlos noronha feio, Lucia Gomez-Mejia.
Private View: Monday 5 September 2011 / 18.00 – 21.00
Open to public: Friday 2 September – Thursday 8 September 2011 (closed Sunday 4 September)
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 10.00 – 19.00 / Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00
Venue: Wimbledon College of Art, Merton Hall Road, London SW19 3QA
Date: 24 June 2011 / 18.00 – 21.00
Venue: Peckham Space, 89 Peckham High Street, London SE15 5RS
This event is part of the public programme for Slipstream, Peckham Space’s commission which maps social, geographical and personal histories of North Peckham. This evening is also a Last Friday with over 90 South London Art Map venues open ‘til late.
Janus Youth, 7-12 th of June
Private View 7th June 6-8 Pm
Griffin Rayne Gallery in association with David Shaw Fine Art presents:
50 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP
Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street, Old Street (10 minutes from either)
Frank Archer, Martin Bradley, John Bratby RA, John Christoforou, Roy Turner Durrant, Harold Eldridge, Jenny Evans, Azadeh Fatehrad, Neil Hedger, Sarah Lederman, Stanley Lewis, Sharon McPhee, Bernard Meninsky, Norman Neesom, Patrick Prokter RA, Charlotte Posner, Francis Richards, Andrew Salgado, Ben Snowden, and Yuma Tomiyasu.
Monday 23rd May, 2-5.30 pm
Selected artists from across London colleges will be presenting their recent project at Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design.
Jenny Evans, Samantha Penn, Joanna Slusarczyk,
Azadeh Fatehrad, Lizzie Canon, Fagner Bibiano, Ellen Twinem
This event will be sponsored by John Jones Artists Surfaces.
Ses pratiques, l’installation vidéo et la photographie, expriment l’identité de genre dans un contexte islamique. Dans son travail, elle observe la résistance féminine en relation avec la tradition et la modernité. “Du voile à l’émancipation, du cliché à l’émancipation, de la tradition à la modernité” est le titre de cette série de pratique et de recherches. Azadeh travaille la photographie et l’installation vidéo, en examinant la façon dont chaque femme se débat entre la tradition et la modernité. La société (publique) et la personne (privée) y sont mises en évidence. Le voile et particulièrement la métaphore de l’apparence du voile sont, pour l’artiste, des préoccupations personnelles. www.azadehfatehrad.com
Date: 7 March 2011Time: 7:00 PM
Finishes: 7 March 2011Time: 9:00 PM. Venue: University of London, SOAS, Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: Khalili Lecture Theatre
Director Robert Adanto (2010), US. Robert Adanto’s Pearls on the Ocean Floor examines the lives and works of Iranian female artists living and working in and outside the Islamic Republic. It features Shadi Ghadirian, Shirin Neshat, Parastou Forouhar, Haleh Anvari, Sara Rahbar, Leila Pazooki, Afshan Ketabchi, Malekeh Nayiny, Gohar Dashti, Pooneh Maghazehe, and Taravat Talepasand. The film challenges stereotypes and caricatures obscuring the vibrant and robust culture in Iran and its diaspora. Facing issues of identity, gender, and social restrictions, the artists featured in Pearls on the Ocean Floor speak with a compelling quiet reserve and a striking boldness. Their work reveals encounters between religion and secular modernity, change and tradition, contemporary life and history.
Discussants: Chili Hawes, director, October Gallery; Sara Shamsawari, artist; Azadeh Fatehrad, Iranian contemporary artist; Fari Bradley, Iranian arts broadcaster; Malu Halasa, writer.
One month scholarship, Artist Residency in France, March 2011-April 2011
CAMAC , Center D’Art, Marnay Art Center, France
Artist’s Open Studio, 24th March 6-8pm
Seminar take place @ Green Room,
Chelsea College of Art and Design, 26th January 2011, 10am-1pm
The published book been distributed. ISBN 978-0-948327-99-5
Key note speakers:
Michael Biggs: Professor of Aesthetics school of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire. Co-editor of “The Routledge Companion to Research”
Presentation: Azadeh Fatehrad, Carlos Noronha Feio, Anja Ziegler, Dong Hwan Shin, Lucia Gomez-Mejia
Video Screen: “The Tent” by Elizabeth Price, the Course director of Fine Art at Royal College of Art. The winner of London Artists’ Film and Video Award (LAFVA).
“This Is NOT a Woman”
One Channle video installation, Black and white.
CCW Artist Moving Image, Camberwell Space, 13 December 2010- 11 January2011.
2-5 pm by 8 th December 2010
Q-art Conventor, Critical meeting at Camberwell space,