Ms Cherine Fahd

BFA(Hons) MFA (UNSW)
Lecturer, Photomedia

N01P - Sydney College Of The Arts - Rozelle - (Kirkbride)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 1052

Website Cherine Fahd

Biographical details

Cherine Fahd's work has been exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally and is represented in major public collections such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Artbank, University of QLD Museum, University of Wollongong Collection, Monash Gallery of Art, Gold Coast City Gallery, Albury City Gallery & Casula Powerhouse Art Centre. She is the recipient of numerous New Work grants from the Australia Council for the Arts along with art awards and residencies such as the NSW Women & Arts Fellowship from Arts NSW, the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts Photography Award, the National Photography Prize and the Moya Dyring Studio from the AGNSW. Fahd is currently a PhD candidate at Monash University, Melbourne and Lecturer in Photomedia at Sydney College of the Arts at the University of Sydney.

Research interests

Cherine Fahd works with photography as a documentation tool. She produces images that utilize the relationship of photography to chance. Her images whilst highly staged rely heavily on spontaneous one-off actions, automatic performances and ephemeral sculptural ideas extending from banal everyday objects.

In recent years Fahd's work has concentrated on self-portraiture by presenting the self through spontaneous performative actions that seek to paradoxically present and conceal the self from view. Interested in the impossibility of self-representation Fahd aims to present self-portraiture not as autobiography but rather as a strange, absurd and ridiculous quest. Through tactics such as hiding, camouflage and subterfuge Fahd stages highly controlled scenarios that are yet still open to the accidental, spontaneous experiments and impulse.

In her spontaneous performances for the camera Fahd responds to everyday life as a springboard for making things. She utilises the ‘surrealist’ love of chance and play to take up unexpected creative opportunities; her studio practice is located in her family home and the domestic provides unpredictable occasions, props and unanticipated mise en scenes to intervene into and photograph.

Teaching and supervision

Yvette Hamilton, MFA
Emily Sandrussi, MFA
Kathryn Petra O'Halloren, MFA
Anna McMahon, MFA
George Shaw, MFA
Jordan beenken, MFA

Current projects

Cherine is developing photographic works which stem from in-depth investigation into self-portraiture. From this work she hopes to generate new insight for her current PhD research. She is also working on a cross-faculty research project called Power of Self-presentation with the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Associations

National Association for the Visual Arts
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
Artspace

Awards and honours

National Photography Prize, Hiding 2009-2010 Self Portraits, 2010
Australia Council for the Arts, Visual Arts and Craft Fund, New Work Grant, 2007
Arts NSW, Gunnery Studio Residency, 2006
Arts NSW, NSW Women and Arts Fellowship, 2005
Josephine Ulrick and Win Shubert Foundation Photography Award, 2004
Australia Council for the Arts, Visual Arts and Craft Fund, New Work Grant, 2004
Albury City Art Gallery, Photographic Purchase Award, 2003
Art Gallery of NSW, Moya Dyring Paris Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2003
Australia Council for the Arts, Visual Arts and Craft Fund, New Work Grant, 2002

Selected grants

2014

  • Research and develop sculptures and photographs about performative corporeality.; Fahd C; Australia Council for the Arts/Visual Arts Board.

Selected publications & creative works

  • Queensland Centre for Photography: Cherine Fahd Camouflage | 1. Camouflage (chroma inny) 2013 2. Camouflage (eye closed) 3. Camouflage (chroma nail)  2013  4. Camouflage (chroma hair)  2013  5. Camouflage (chroma hand)  2013  6. Camouflage (chroma nip)  20

    Queensland Centre for Photography: Cherine Fahd Camouflage | 1. Camouflage (chroma inny) 2013 2. Camouflage (eye closed) 3. Camouflage (chroma nail) 2013 4. Camouflage (chroma hair) 2013 5. Camouflage (chroma hand) 2013 6. Camouflage (chroma nip) 20 (2013)

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Conferences

  • Fahd, C. (2013). Private Disclosures, Public Space. Contemphoto '13 Contemporary Photography Conference, Istanbul: Dakam Publishing (D/PB).

Visual Art

  • Fahd, C. (2014). 1. Kouros study 2. Animalia study 3. Nike victory study 4. Shadow study 5. Study for reclining nude 6. Study for the water carrier 7.Study for woman bitten by a snake 8. Study for Zeus (or possible Poseidon). In: Plinth Piece. Galerie Pompom, Sydney, Australia.
  • Fahd, C. (2013). 1. Camouflage (chroma inny) 2013 2. Camouflage (eye closed) 3. Camouflage (chroma nail) 2013 4. Camouflage (chroma hair) 2013 5. Camouflage (chroma hand) 2013 6. Camouflage (chroma nip) 2013 7. Camouflage (eye closed) 2013 8. Camouflage (nose) 2013 9. Camouflage(chroma blue/red) 2013 10. Camouflage(chroma pink/red) 2013 11.Camouflage (chroma blue/yellow) 2013. In: Queensland Centre for Photography: Cherine Fahd Camouflage. Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Fahd, C. (2013). 1. Fear of crossing the Westgate Bridge, Fear of making a fool of myself 2. Fear of people saying what I imagine them to be saying, Fear of humiliation 3. Fear of the future, fear of my own negativity 4. Fear of commitment, Fear of being addicted to porn 5. Fear of never having sex again, Fear of being boring 6. Fear of awkward goodbye hugs, Fear of dementia. In: Everyday Fear. Transit Gallery, The Substation: Centre for Art and Culture, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Fahd, C. (2013). 1. January 2011 2. February 2011 3. March 2011 4. April 2011 5. May 2011 6. June 2011 7. July 2011 8. August 2011 9. September 2011 10. October 2011 11. November 2011 12. December 2011. In: 365 Attempts to Meditate. Peloton, Sydney, Australia.
  • Fahd, C. (2013). Ephemeral sculpture no. 1 with fan. In: Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2013. National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Fahd, C. (2012). 1. Alicia from the series A Woman Runs 2. Ashley from the series A Woman Runs 3. Camouflage from the series A Woman Runs 4. Into the Invisible from the series A Woman Runs 5. Justine from the series A Woman Runs 6. Kate from the series A Woman Runs 7. Madeleine and Stephanie from the series A Woman Runs 8. Mel and Majka from the series A Woman Runs 9. Suzie from the series A Woman Runs. In: A Woman Runs. Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Fahd, C. (2012). 1. TV Dinner. In: 2012 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Fahd, C. (2012). 365 Attempts to Meditate. In: Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2012. Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia.

Textual Creative Works

  • Fahd, C. (2014). Fantasy is a Place. Mono Nuovo, Kylie Banyard, (pp. 10 - 13). Sydney, Australia: Galerie pompom.

2014

  • Fahd, C. (2014). 1. Kouros study 2. Animalia study 3. Nike victory study 4. Shadow study 5. Study for reclining nude 6. Study for the water carrier 7.Study for woman bitten by a snake 8. Study for Zeus (or possible Poseidon). In: Plinth Piece. Galerie Pompom, Sydney, Australia.
  • Fahd, C. (2014). Fantasy is a Place. Mono Nuovo, Kylie Banyard, (pp. 10 - 13). Sydney, Australia: Galerie pompom.

2013

  • Fahd, C. (2013). 1. Camouflage (chroma inny) 2013 2. Camouflage (eye closed) 3. Camouflage (chroma nail) 2013 4. Camouflage (chroma hair) 2013 5. Camouflage (chroma hand) 2013 6. Camouflage (chroma nip) 2013 7. Camouflage (eye closed) 2013 8. Camouflage (nose) 2013 9. Camouflage(chroma blue/red) 2013 10. Camouflage(chroma pink/red) 2013 11.Camouflage (chroma blue/yellow) 2013. In: Queensland Centre for Photography: Cherine Fahd Camouflage. Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Fahd, C. (2013). 1. Fear of crossing the Westgate Bridge, Fear of making a fool of myself 2. Fear of people saying what I imagine them to be saying, Fear of humiliation 3. Fear of the future, fear of my own negativity 4. Fear of commitment, Fear of being addicted to porn 5. Fear of never having sex again, Fear of being boring 6. Fear of awkward goodbye hugs, Fear of dementia. In: Everyday Fear. Transit Gallery, The Substation: Centre for Art and Culture, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Fahd, C. (2013). 1. January 2011 2. February 2011 3. March 2011 4. April 2011 5. May 2011 6. June 2011 7. July 2011 8. August 2011 9. September 2011 10. October 2011 11. November 2011 12. December 2011. In: 365 Attempts to Meditate. Peloton, Sydney, Australia.
  • Fahd, C. (2013). Ephemeral sculpture no. 1 with fan. In: Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2013. National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Fahd, C. (2013). Private Disclosures, Public Space. Contemphoto '13 Contemporary Photography Conference, Istanbul: Dakam Publishing (D/PB).

2012

  • Fahd, C. (2012). 1. Alicia from the series A Woman Runs 2. Ashley from the series A Woman Runs 3. Camouflage from the series A Woman Runs 4. Into the Invisible from the series A Woman Runs 5. Justine from the series A Woman Runs 6. Kate from the series A Woman Runs 7. Madeleine and Stephanie from the series A Woman Runs 8. Mel and Majka from the series A Woman Runs 9. Suzie from the series A Woman Runs. In: A Woman Runs. Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Fahd, C. (2012). 1. TV Dinner. In: 2012 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Fahd, C. (2012). 365 Attempts to Meditate. In: Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2012. Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia.

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