Biography

CHERINE FAHD (Born Sydney, 1974) is an artist, academic and writer working in the field of photography. Fahd holds a doctorate (PhD) from Monash University, Melbourne and is the Director of Photography at the University of Technology Sydney.

An extensive exhibition history has seen her work shown in major public institutions in Australia and internationally, with photographic work represented in public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego and the Haifa Museum of Art, Israel.

Fahd is the recipient of numerous grants from the Australia Council for the Arts (2018, 2016, 2014, 2007, 2004, 2002, 1999) along with art awards and residencies such as the NSW Women & Arts Fellowship from Arts NSW (2005), Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts Photography Award (2004), National Photography Prize (2010) and the Moya Dyring Studio from the Art Gallery of New South Wales (2003).

Recently, Fahd was awarded the Asialink Creative Exchange (2018) to Varanasi, India. Her work on grief and mourning, Apókryphos (2019), was selected for The National 2019: New Australian Art and awarded a residency at The Clothing Store, both through Carriageworks.

Fahd has published two books, A Portrait is a Puzzle (2017) and Apókryphos (2019), both with M.33 Melbourne, publisher of contemporary Australian photography. Since 2017 she has also contributed to news media through The Conversation and subsequently to Fairfax, ABC news, and SBS, as well as publishing in scholarly journals such as Journal Visual Arts Practice and Journal of Photography and Culture.