Dr Azadeh Fatehrad

Cultural Programme Curator, UCA Canterbury


Dr Azadeh Fatehrad is an artist and curator based in London. Fatehrad’s research, artistic and curatorial practice are intertwined around a process of gathering information and generating new imagery in response to archival material she discovers.

Fatehrad has made extensive use of archival material including those held at the Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt am Main; the International Institute of Social History (IISH), Amsterdam; and the Institute for Iranian Contemporary Historical Studies (IICHS), Tehran. This allowed her to develop new insights into feminist history, in particular Iran’s women’s movement, and devise a related series of public programmes including exhibitions, conferences and workshops such as ‘Hengameh Golestan: Witness 1979’ at The SHOWROOM London (2015); ‘The Feminist Historiography’ at IASPIS, Stockholm (2016).

Fatehrad has presented academic papers at a variety of conferences and symposiums, such as ‘The Neo-traditionalist: Representation of women in post-revolutionary Iran’, Moderna Museet, Stockholm; ‘The Captured Everyday Life: Akerman and the Politics of Representation’, at Westminster School of Media, London; ‘Challenging Gender, Embracing Intersectionality?’ at University of Stockholm; and ‘Communal Social and Inter-Political Stage of Curatorial Practice’ at Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE.

Fatehrad is currently curator of Beyond the Frame in partnership with Iniva, UAL, and the Liverpool Biennial. She has exhibited her work internationally in London, Vancouver, Amsterdam and Tehran.

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • 2016-18 Curator, Beyond the Frame, London. In partnership with UAL,Iniva and Liverpool Biennial.
  • 2016 Artist Residency, IASPIS , Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2015 Visiting Researcher, Archiv für Forschung und Dokumentation Berlin ‘(AFDI) in Berlin, Germany.
  • 2014 Artist Residency, Photographic Collection at Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • 2013-15 Visiting Researcher, International institute of Social History, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

  • The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists, 2016.
  • NGBK, Artist fellow , Berlin 2015.
  • Royal College of Art Fine Art Bursary, London, 2015.
  • Arts Council of England, London, 2015.
  • Royal College of Art Research Grant, London, 2014.
  • Fellowship at Royal Asiatic Society, London/New York, 2014.
  • Summer Academy Award for International Artist-Researchers, Helsinki, Finland, 2014.
  • Artist Residency Bursary, Nest, Netherlands, 2013.
  • Research Development Residency Bursary, Easthampstead Park Conference Centre, 2013.
  • Artist Residency Scholarship, CAMAC, France, 2012 1/2.