my latest article at Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) catalogue 2017 on Secularity.
GIBCA catalogue 2017 on Secularity
Ornament of Damage Book Launch, Gordian Projects, London 11 November 2017
Gesture, Trace and Performance> 17 November 2017 – 15 December 2017> HRG
Sohrab Shahid Saless: Exiles> November 2017-January 2018 London
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
Those Days> 5-7 October 2017 , Vienna
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
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
Revisiting the Gaze> 28-29 June 2017, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL
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
THE IRANIAN WOMEN’S MOVEMENT> Saturday 10th of June> Oxford University
RUUKKU Studies in Artistic Research > review> 20th May 2017
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> Ruskin School of Art> 4th May 2017
‘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.
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY RESEARCH> 4th April 2017
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
Unity> RCA Fine Art Talks> Wednesday 8th of March> london
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.
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.
TrAIN Open Lecture: Dr Azadeh Fatehrad – 18 January 2017, London
Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation Open Lecture
Beyond the Frame Curator > International Curators Forum> London
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
SLADE SCHOOL OF FINE ART> CONTEMPORARY ART LECTURES> November 2016
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
16th Sep> Moderna Museet> A LARGER WORLD: AZADEH FATEHRAD
Exploring The Museum Collection, Ignite + V &A , London
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 HERE
Royal College of Art> 26 June- 3 July 2016> London
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 Feminist Historiography Screening> 15th June > Stockholm
The Feminist Historiography Seminar and performance> 13th June >Stockholm
….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
City Of The Future > 20 th of February 2016 > Lychee One Gallery London
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
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
Politics of the Domestic> Delfina foundation> 16th December 2015
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
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
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
Symposium ‘When does a Revolution Start? Part II’ at The Showroom, London
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
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.
Moving Pictures and Photoplays: New Perspectives in Silent Cinema- 18&19 June 2015
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
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/
Art Dubai: RCA Secret March 2015
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- 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
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
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.
Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, Germany- April-May 2013
iGnite project: Victoria and Albert Museum: The picnic- February 2013
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
Disruption, Research RCA Biennial Exhibition 21-27 January2013
2nd Nordic research seminar, 14th December 2012, Stockholm, Sweden
OPEN STUDIO, 16TH OCTOBER 2012
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
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
“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
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
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
Fashion colloquium Milano, 15-16th February 2012.
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
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
5th October 2011, First Wednesday of West London
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
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
Architecture for Humanity and Hotshoe, 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
Mapping Thoughts Book Launch, 24th June 2011
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
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
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
Politics and Power, Group exhibition, London
SOAS, PANEL DISCUSSION and FILM SCREENING
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
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,