|Name||Ms Cherine Fahd
MFA UNSW, BFA Hons UNSW
|Current Role(s)||Lecturer, Photomedia|
|Related Links||Cherine Fahd|
Cherine Fahd completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with first class honours in 1997 and in 2003 a Master of Fine Arts by research, both at the University of New South Wales, College of Fine arts. She is currently a PhD candidate at Monash University, Melbourne under the supervision of Dr Daniel Palmer.
Fahd’s work has been exhibited extensively and is represented in major public collections in Australia such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria and Artbank. 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.
In his 1971 essay "The Function of the Studio", Daniel Buren declared the importance of the artist’s studio as the “the first frame, the first limit, upon which all subsequent frames/limits will depend.” Fahd's research uses the idea of the "first frame" to examine ways in which everyday life and art practice intersect and affect each other.
In Fahd's work the processes of making are documented photographically. Performance and photography combine to test the view that art practice plays a transformative role in the everyday – examining the role performed actions play as tools of interruption and resistance. Fahd examines art practice situated specifically in everyday domestic life and the limits posed by this as a "first frame".
A Woman Runs, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, 2012
In Camera In Public, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2011
Multiplicities, University of Queensland Museum, 2011
Hiding Self Portraits, MOP Projects, 2010
Modern Narratives, Albury City Gallery, 2010
Stage Unstage, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney, 2008
The Chosen, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2005
Perfect for Every Occasion, Heide Museum of Arts, Melbourne, 2007
Light Sensitive, Ian Potter Museum, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2006
Supernatural Artificial, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, 2004
Awards and Grants
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
National Association for the Visual Arts
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne