Book launch: hosted by Fashion Research Network


Book launch, 21st October 2020
6:30 – 7:45 PM UK time. RSVP by clicking HERE

Fashion Research Network is delighted to host the launch of The Poetics and Politics of the Veil in Iran: An Archival and Photographic Adventure by Azadeh Fatehrad. Attendees will receive a 20% discount code to purchase the book from Intellect CLICK HERE

This book explores the lives of women in Iran through the social, political and aesthetic contexts of veiling, unveiling and re-veiling. Through poetic writings and photographs, Fatehrad responds to the legacy of the Iranian Revolution via the representation of women in photography, literature and film.

ReFocus: The Films of Sohrab Shahid Saless Exile, Displacement and the Stateless Moving Image- April 2020

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ReFocus: The Films of Sohrab Shahid Saless: Exile, Displacement and the Stateless Moving Image by Azadeh Fatehrad published  at The Edinburgh University Press . Remarkable contributions from Hamid Naficy, Christopher Gow, Matthias Wittmann, Majid Eslami, Michelle Langford, Michael Mazière among others.
ReFocus: The Films of Sohrab Shahid Saless: Exile, Displacement and the Stateless Moving Image examines the work of Iranian-German filmmaker, Sohrab Shadid-Saless, focusing on the themes of displacement and exile in his films- Reflects on Sohrab Shahid-Saless’ work and its implications for issues of creativity in diasporic conditions- more HERE .

Delphine Seyrig: Between Cinema and Video Activism, 11January 2020, Institut Francais, London

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Inspired by Delphine Seyrig’s video activism, academics, curators, archivists and video makers, including Ros Murray (King’s College London), Giovanna Zapperi (cocurator of Defiant Muses: Delphine Seyrig and the Feminist Video Collectives in France in the 1970s and 1980s at the Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid), Nicole Fernandez Ferrer (Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir) and Pascale Obolo (director and artist) look at video and feminism in France and the UK from the 1970s to the present day. Full details HERE


Monograph, The Poetics and Politics of the Veil in Iran (Book), December 2019, Intellect Publishing, UK

Screenshot 2020-01-09 at 21.49.34The Poetics and Politics of the Veil in Iran (Book) An Archival and Photographic Adventure
This volume explores the lives of women in Iran through the social, political and aesthetic contexts of veiling, unveiling and re-veiling. Through poetic writings and photographs, Azadeh Fatehrad responds to the legacy of the Iranian Revolution via the representation of women in photography, literature and film MORE HERE.
In exploring women’s lives in post-revolutionary Iran, Fatehrad considers the role of the found image and the relationship between the archive and the present, resulting in an illuminating history of feminism in Iran in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Citation, Leeds Art Gallery , Leeds, November 2019

Screenshot 2019-09-06 at 19.16.45Citation is the 2019 edition of the European Artistic Research Network (EARN) conference. Leeds Art Gallery, 7th and 8th of November 2019 .

During it we will explore the pluralised viewpoint that our contemporary critical methods demand, addressing the ways in which artist-researchers or curatorial practices take positions on or emphasise shifting patterns of coexistent temporalities within the historical, social, political and economic contexts of contemporary visual culture.MORE HERE.
Keynote speakers: Anselm Franke, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin and Catherine Grant, Birkbeck, University of London

Association for Art History, New Voices, Art & Text, University of Nottingham, November 2019

Screenshot 2019-09-06 at 19.05.26Association for Art HistoryNew Voices 2019 | Art & Text> 6 November 2019, University of Nottingham.

New Voices is the Association for Art History’s annual one-day conference for new postgraduate research about art, art history and visual culture. The relationship between pictures and words is fundamental to culture. MORE DETAILS HERE.

MaHKUscript #4 “Whatever Speculation”, Utrecht, August 2019

Screenshot 2019-09-10 at 00.29.22MaHKUscript Journal of Fine Art, by MaHKU, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design #4 Whatever Speculation in now online

Nowadays speculation has been devalued to a one-dimensional economic meaning. It seems that speculative thought about future forms of knowledge and solutions to problems surrounding … for more click HERE.

Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, 27th June 2019, London

Screenshot 2019-07-15 at 18.11.45Short films by Persian female filmmakers Curated by Dr Azadeh Fatehrad + Q&A with Professor Griselda Pollock. more details HERE.

The selected films by Zara Zandieh and Maryam Tafakory look at the duality and shared experience of suffering or pleasure; enforcement and innocence; as well as individuality and universality. Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art is a not-for-profit art institution and educational charity that operates purely for the public benefit.

Feminist Methodologies when Studying Conflict, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, May 2019

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Feminist Methodologies when Studying Conflict, Courtauld Institute of Art, Londoncurated by Erica Payet and Ana-Maria Milcic. Friday 31 May 2019 | 1400-1700 at Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, Kings Cross, London WC1X 9EW. The third session in the “Researching Conflict in the Humanities” programme will be centred on feminist methodology and how it may enable and affect the study of war and conflict MORE HERE


European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS), University of Gdansk, Gdansk. 13-15th June 2019.

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Structures and Voices : Story Telling in Post Digital Times, European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS). The 13th NECS conference organised by the University of Gdańsk, in one of the most dynamically developing film and media studies hubs in Central Europe. Keynote speakers MIEKE BAL, KUBA MIKURDA and CATHERINE GRANT. More details HERE.  Raising the issue of various narrative modalities in the contemporary media landscape seems vibrant not only because it tackles almost all NECS members areas of  …More HERE.

The Echo of Your Departures, Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London 7-22 June 2019

Screenshot 2019-04-14 at 19.22.42The Echo of Your Departures is the first solo exhibition by artist and curator Azadeh Fatehrad at Danielle Arnaud. more details HERE
rivate View Friday 7 June  6 – 9pm
Open to public : 8-22 June 2019
Location: 123 Kennington Road London SE11 6SF

Wednesday 19 June 2019, 6.30 – 8pm
Discussion between Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad and Professor Reina Lewis

Another Land Exhibition, Kingston Museum, London 5th April- 29th June 2019

AL POSTER copyAnother Land is an exhibition and events programme showcasing experimental visualisations of place in art and design research. Taking place at the Kingston Museum, engaging with themes of past and present, real and imagined, identity and community.
Private View: Thu, 4 April 2019. 18:30 – 20:30 , RSVP Here
Exhibition continues from 5th April- 29th June 2019 

Revolt, She Said, Chelsea College of Arts, 8th of March 2018, London

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Date and time: 1.45-8.30pm, 8 March 2019
Location: Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU more details HERE 

Gestures: Writing That Moves Between- The Whitworth Art Gallery and The University of Manchester – 14-15 Feb 2019

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Gestures is a two-day interdisciplinary conference taking place at the Whitworth Art Gallery and The University of Manchester, on Friday 15 – Saturday 16 February 2019. There will be an evening performance event at HOME on Friday 15 February. With keynote speakers & performers Renee Gladman, Maria Fusco and Anne Boyer. more info HERE

Occupy, Resist, Produce, Nov 2018, HRG, UK

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(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


DHS 2018: Design and Displacement, New York, Sep 2018

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New York, Parsons School of Design> >> Design and Displacement Taking place from 6-8 September 2018, this conference will examine displacement and attendant issues from a design perspective. In addition to the current displacement of people and populations, …..more HERE

Picture Essay , Afterall Journal , August 2018, London, UK

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Picture Essay , Afterall Journal, August 2018.

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Between the Visible and Invisible, Maraya Art Centre, UAE, Sep- Nov 2018

Screen Shot 2018-08-17 at 12.08.33Between 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

Inside Out Exhibition Herbert Read Gallery, Sep- Oct 2018

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(Private View) 6 September 2018, 5.30-7.30pm (Public) 7 September – 1 October 2018. Location: Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury. Artists: Matan Ashkenazy and Marcos Bertucelli More details HERE

Entangle, Phoenix Brighton, 1 – 19 August 2018

Screen Shot 2018-07-18 at 17.23.25Entangle brings together works that poetically respond to the complex relationships and rhythms that exist between the human and the vegetal, …more HERE
Preview: Tuesday 31 July, 6:30 – 9 pmPhoenix Brighton 10–14 Waterloo Place, Brighton BN2 9NB

Adventures in the Archives at Film-Philosophy Conference 2018, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

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Film-Philosophy Conference 2018. University of Gothenburg, Sweden. July 3, 2018 – July 5, 2018

more info HERE

The Echo of Your Departures, 14-20 June 2018, the Barn Gallery, OXFORD


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 2018

The Whispers of the Garden, Bois des Moutiers, 9th June- 31st August 2018
Diep Haven Festival : Cross-Channel Festival of Contemporary Creation


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The 2018 Artist in residence, St John’s College, University of Oxford

AzadehFatehrad_2.width-300Our 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 

Diephaven 2018 Artist Residency, Normandy, France March-April 2018


Artist in Residence at The Bois des Moutiers in preparation of Diephaven Festival 2018… more details HERE

the 9th International Conference on Artistic Research University of Plymouth, April 2018

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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 

CARPA 5 – Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts, UniArt Helsinki 2018

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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

Jury for the Jan van Eyck Academie 2018–2019, Academy of Fine Art, Uniart Helsinki

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 

Helsinki Photomedia Conference 25-28 March 2018

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

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Encountering Difference> Camberwell College of Arts > 23rd February 2018

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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 .
9.45am to 6:00 pm
Location: Lecture Theatre, Camberwell College of Arts, 45-65 Peckham Road, SE5 8UF

Adventures in the Archives Screening> February, 8, 2018 > Somerset House, London


‘Adventures in the Archives’ is a 28 minute documentary film exploring feminist ways of approaching archival practice,  more info HERE

Date and Time: Thursday 8th February, 17:30- 20:00
Address: Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, King’s College London, Strand Campus, WC2R 2LS

Interiors: Screen and Stage. Modern Interiors Research Centre, London 2018

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Dorich House Museum, Kingston University, London
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 from 10:00 to 19:00 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom

GIBCA catalogue 2017 on Secularity


my latest article at Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) catalogue 2017 on Secularity. CLICK HERE

Ornament of Damage Book Launch, Gordian Projects, London 11 November 2017

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Small Publishers Fair, London 


Gesture, Trace and Performance> 17 November 2017 – 15 December 2017> HRG

Screen Shot 2017-11-09 at 15.25.29Location: Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury
Artists: Nikolaus Gansterer, Robert Luzar, Wiebke Leister, Anastasios Logothetis, Leah Fusco
17 November 2017 – 15 December 2017
more details here
Copy of press release here 

Sohrab Shahid Saless: Exiles> November 2017-January 2018 London

Screen Shot 2017-11-09 at 15.20.00Sohrab 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

Those Days> 5-7 October 2017 , Vienna

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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

IT TAKES A MILLION YEARS TO BE A WOMAN> 18th October 2017, London

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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

The 5th Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts, 31August- 2September 2017, Helsinki

Screen Shot 2017-05-23 at 15.03.28CARPA5 PerilousExperience?–Extending Experience through Artistic Research 31 August – 2 September 2017 University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland more details about the Colloquium please click here

Revisiting the Gaze> 28-29 June 2017, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL

Screen Shot 2017-06-14 at 14.59.18Revisiting 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 

THE IRANIAN WOMEN’S MOVEMENT> Saturday 10th of June> Oxford University


Common Ground Oxford presents: 
Although Oxford’s feminist communityis ever growing, it remains dominated by Western and mostly white feminist stories. For this talk, we have invited artist and curator Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad to shed some light on the Iranian Women’s Movement. MORE DETAILS HERE 


RUUKKU Studies in Artistic Research > review> 20th May 2017

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Revisiting the Archive> Ruskin School of Art> 4th May 2017

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 09.56.25‘Revisiting the Archive’ artist talk at the Ruskin School of Art.
Address: 74 High St, Oxford OX1 4BG
Date :4th May 2017

Silk Street Sinfonia presents ColLive> 12th April 2017, 7:00- 9:00 pm.

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A collaboration project, screening visual art by talented artists based in the UK, newly-commissioned music by Catherine Cheung and live performances by members of Silk Street Sinfonia.
Date: Wednesday 12th April 2017, Space In Between, 7 9pm.
For tickets please visit the event page here.



Double Agency: The Formation of Diasporas’ Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad
Research Week is an annual event that showcases some of the groundbreaking research taking place at Kingston University. Many of the University’s researchers are working at the cutting edge of their fields, linking up with industry partners to address issues of real significance to today’s society. In the Government’s latest Research Excellence Framework, 60 per cent of the University’s research was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent. MORE details here.
Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture , Kingston University, KT1 2QJ

Women Of the World> 12th March 2017 > Southbank Centre London

WOW – Women of the World festival at Southbank Centre champions gender equality, celebrating the achievements of women and girls everywhere …more details here

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Unity> RCA Fine Art Talks> Wednesday 8th of March> london

Screen Shot 2017-02-09 at 22.56.06  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

The Space Between: Psyche, Body, Skin, Environment> 3rd FBE> RCA, London.

The Space Between: Psyche, Body, Skin, Environment

Screen Shot 2017-01-23 at 12.19.43Friday 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.


TrAIN Open Lecture: Dr Azadeh Fatehrad – 18 January 2017, London


Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation Open Lecture

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 18:00 to 19:30
Main Lecture Theatre, Chelsea College of Art, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU 


Beyond the Frame Curator > International Curators Forum> London

screen-shot-2016-10-04-at-00-10-36Beyond the Frame is a 22-month long project by International Curators Forum tackling the under-representation of curators from diverse backgrounds at senior levels within the visual arts. please click here


After Chantal: An International Conference, 4-6 November 2016, Westminster School of Media, London


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

NWFashion Conference, 24-25 November 2016, University of Antwerp


4th International NWFashionConference, University of Antwerp. 24-25 November 2016
Location : University of Antwerp, Grauwzusters Cloister, Stadscampus – Building S Lange Sint-Annastraat 7, 2000 Antwerpen.



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



The Neo-traditionalist: Representation of women in post-revolutionary Iran

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Location: Moderna Museet Stockholm
Time: 18:30 – 19:45 pm 



Exploring The Museum Collection, Ignite + V &A , London

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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

papers and conference presentations

For papers and conference presentations please click HERE4_35_003e92f628e1f0

Royal College of Art> 26 June- 3 July 2016> London

silence-3The 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 Feminist Historiography Screening> 15th June > Stockholm

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 19.01.41The Feminist Historiography Screening session is taking place at Index: The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation.The single channel video Women’ Voice (Zaban-e-Zanan) looks through archival material of Sadighe Dowlatabadi, IISH…. for more details please click here

The Feminist Historiography Seminar and performance> 13th June >Stockholm

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….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

Sharjah Art Foundation> Communal Social and Inter-Political Stage of Curatorial Practice>12th of March 2016

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


Research Residency> IASPIS> March 2016 > Stockholm, Sweden

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Azadeh Fatehrad is awarded two months research residency by Swedish Arts Grants Committee in Stockholm. please find more details hereThe residency starts from 1st of March 2016 @IASPIS> Stockholm. details about artists please click here.

City Of The Future > 20 th of February 2016 > Lychee One Gallery London

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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

Iran’s Women’s Movement > Framer Framed > 7th February- 8th of March 2016

Iran’s Women’s Movement: On the Archive of Sadiqe Dowlatabadi
@Framer Framed, Amsterdam . 7th of February -8th of March 2016.

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 02.14.51We 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

Politics of the Domestic> Delfina foundation> 16th December 2015

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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



Challenging Gender, Embracing Intersectionality? 28th November, London

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Challenging Gender, Embracing Intersectionality? A One-day CHASE Symposium
Saturday, 28 November 2015 from 09:00 to 17:00
Open University (Camden Campus), 1-11 Hawley Crescent , NW1 8NP London

An Evening with Nizami

Date and Time: Tuesday 17th November 2015 at 6.30pm
Location: Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD 
This program would focus on two Persian manuscripts held at the Royal Asiatic Society in London, Khamsa (Quintet) or Panj Ganj (Five Treasuries) by Nezami (1140- 1209). During this evening program, we would highlight the importance of Iskandar-nama, the last chapter of Khamsa where Nezami uses the protagonist Iskandar the Great to portray the social, political and cultural context of that era. This program sheds a new light onto the relation between politics and philosophy in the Islamic history of Iran, while questioning the representation of historical events/narratives in the visual and literary material of the above pieces. click here for more details: An Evening with Nizami-17th Nov

Feminist Movement in the Twentieth-Century Iran, 15TH October, Amsterdam

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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.

press coverage of the Witness 1979 exhibition at the Showroom London

Witness 1979 at The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ:

Symposium ‘When does a Revolution Start? Part II’ at The Showroom, London

photocredit: Olga_Korolevaphotocredit: Olga_KorolevaSaturday 19th of September, 2-5pm Symposium ‘When does a Revolution Start? Part II’.

Photo Credit@ Olga Koroleva

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

Hengameh Golestan: Witness 1979 @The Showroom, London


Hengameh Golestan: Witness 1979 @The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ.
3–27 September 2015- Preview: Wednesday 2 September, 6.30-8.30pm
for more information please click here.

Youth Workshop: Community Darkroom @Parasol Unit Foundation


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, London


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.


Photography and Narration Workshop: Asia House 17th June 2015

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Moving Pictures and Photoplays: New Perspectives in Silent Cinema- 18&19 June 2015

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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? RCA Research Biennial- April 18-25th 2015

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Art Dubai: RCA Secret March 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 16.36.32The 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.


‘The place’: Eastern Europe in photography practice- January 2015

‘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.


Cove Park Artist Residency- November 2014


Cove Park Artist Residency
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So Far / So Good: two day conference, January 2014

Royal College of Art, London 
10 January 2014 | 9.30am – 5pm
11 January 2014 | 9am – 1pm
So Far / So Good is a two day conference running all day Friday and Saturday morning,  organised by the research community enrolled at the Royal College of Art. The program invites RCA researchers to work with national and international research students to collaboratively present work and discussion within four curated sections of the event. Our theme is inspired by a leap in to the space of research and practice. book your ticket here 
Click here for maps and directions to the RCA.


Fashion Research Network

The Fashion Research Network (FRN) is a collaborative venture set up to promote and share the work of PhD and early career researchers in fashion and dress studies.

Robert Mapplethorpe: Fashion Show Review
11th September-5th October 2013, Alison JacquesGallery, London, United Kingdom

Between Object and Idea: Re-thinking Fashion Spaces-19th June 2013

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.

SCHARF BELICHTET:Objects of Desire in Ethnographic Studio Photography.

With Marie Angeletti, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Azadeh Fatehrad and Olivier Richon.

08.05.2013 -16.06.2013
Private View Wednesday 8th May, 7pm
Green Room, Weltkulturen Labor
for more information please click here

for reviews of the show please click here

Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, Germany- April-May 2013

April- May 2013 Germany: Frankfurt:Weltkulturen Museum

Objects of Desire in Ethnographic Studio Photography at Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, Germany. for more information please click here.

iGnite project: Victoria and Albert Museum: The picnic- February 2013

February 2013

iGnite project is a collaborative project with student of The Gray Goat Hospital, exploring the Persian tile panel piece called ‘The picnic’ (1600-1700) in Victoria & Albert  museum.

Power station artist book 2013

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
ISBN: 978-1-908452-26-9

Disruption, Research RCA Biennial Exhibition 21-27 January2013

Research RCA Biennial Exhibition 21st – 27th January 2013
Private View Tuesday 22nd of January 6-9pm .
Royal College of Art, Gulbenkian Galleries, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU

2nd Nordic research seminar, 14th December 2012, Stockholm, Sweden

AULA MAGNA, Frescati DECEMBER 14, 2012. 10 am -6 pm.
FASHION HISTORIES (Chairs: Klas Nyberg and Paula von Wachenfeldt) in Polstjärnan. University of Stockholm
please click here for the full abstracts and click here for the map.


ACAVA open studios 2012

ACAVA Open Studios 2012 runs from 16th September to 28th October. Click here to download the full schedule of artists and buildings exhibiting.

Artist Book, Enghelab Avenue October 2012

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).

FELLOWSHIP Award: Royal Asiatic Society September 2012-13

Royal Asiatic Society fellowship award september 2012-13
Journals: Cambridge University Press

International Artist Researcher,August 2012, Helsinki

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

Artist Residency July 2012, Nest, Netherlands

One month bursary award artist residency, DCR GuestStudio, Nest, The Netherlands. July 2012

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

Royal College of Art, symposium, The Pleasure of the Look: Gazing and Surveillance – 6th June 2012, 11.00 – 4.00 pm

The Pleasure of the Look: Gazing and Surveillance One day Symposium
Wednesday 6th June 2012, 11am-4pm, Royal College of Art
Research Seminar Room, Stevens Building, Royal College of Art

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

for programme details: click here
for Symposium poster:  click here

Residency, Easthampstead Conference Centre, 24-27th April-2012

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 Colloquium, London 17-18 February 2012

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, 15-16 February 2012

Domus Academy Fashion colloquium Milano, 15-16th February 2012.

The Italian session of the Fashion Colloquia organised in collaboration between London College of Fashion, Domus Academy, Institut Français de la Mode and Parsons NY, will take place in the new building of Domus Academy in Milan, Via Pichi 18. for more information and the program click here

IFMLondon College of FashionParsons

Pleasure, as Earthy Paradise Symposium, 26th January 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.

APT Gallery, London- December 8th, 6-8pm.

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

OCCCA: London Calling, 12 Dec-21 January 2012, LA



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

5th October 2011, First Wednesday of West London

Debut Contemporary presents its  collection of emerging contemporary artists by first wednesday of west london

5th October 6-9 pm
Debut Contemporary invite you to join us for this inspiring evening.  for more info Please click here

Fashion Colloquia – London 21 and 22 September 2011

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.

LA to London and Back, September 2nd 2011

LA to London and Back

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

Summer Exhibition part III, 7th Sep 2011, 6-9pm

Summer Exhibition Part III , 7th-18th September 2011
Private View: 7th September 2011, 6-9pm
Venue: Debut Contemporary,

Please Click here for the Reviews

Architecture for Humanity and Hotshoe, 2-5 August 2011

For Japan, Hot Shoe Gallery 2-5 August 2011

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

Centre of the Drawing, CCW 2-9 September 2011

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

Summer Exhibition Part II, Wednesday 3rd August 2011

Summer Exhibition Part Two, 3rd August 2011, London.

Private View:
Wednesday 3rd August 6-9 pm.
DEBUT CONTEMPORARY, 82 Westbourne Grove, Nothing Hill, London,  W2 5RT.
Azadeh Fatehrad
The exhibiti
on continues untill 10th August, 10am-5pm.

Mapping Thoughts Book Launch, 24th June 2011

Slipstream: Mapping Thoughts Book Launch

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 June- 12 June 2011

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.

Royal Academy of Arts, 7 June-15 August 2011 London

Summer Exhibition  2011

7th June – 15 August.
Royal Academy of Arts

Private Views: 4- 6 June, 10 am -8.30 pm.

Please click here for the review
Press Release

Monday 23rd May 2011, London

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.


Open Studio, 24th March 2011, CAMAC, France


pratiques, l’installation


Politics and Power, Group exhibition, London

The selected work of UAL’s artist gathered to the exhibition featured Politics and Power at LCC, Lower Gallery from 17-19 March 2011.

The series of work titled Emancipation (2010) are presented in this exhibition.
The opening taking place at 6pm 17 of March, LCC, University of the Arts London.


School of Orientalism and African Study, University of London, Centre for Iranian Studies.

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.

Artist Residency in France

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

CCW Graduated School Seminar,University of the Arts London

“Why Research….?”
What is Art and Design Research?

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).

CCW Artist Moving Image, Group Exhibition, London

“This Is NOT a Woman”

One Channle video installation, Black and white.

CCW  Artist Moving Image,  Camberwell Space, 13 December 2010- 11 January2011.

Contemporary Critical Seminar

2-5 pm by 8 th December 2010

Q-art Conventor, Critical meeting at Camberwell space,