Cherine Fahd

Cherine Fahd (1974) is a Sydney based artist employing photography in explorations of the body, concealment, and the performance of identity. She recently completed a PhD at Monash University, Melbourne and is currently Lecturer in Photomedia at The University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts.


Her work is represented in significant public collections such as the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, Monash Gallery of Art, UQ Museum and MAMA amongst others.  Her work is held in numerous national and international private collections and corporate collections. She has been the recipient of significant grants from the Australia Council for the Arts (2014, 2007, 2004, 2002, 1999), along with awards 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). 

Since 1999, Fahd’s exhibition history has seen her work exhibited in major public institutions in Australia and internationally; Sydney/Beirut-Beirut/Sydney, ESPACE SD, Beirut, Lebanon (1999), operation nose nose operation, Gallery 4A, Sydney (1999) Masques, Recontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France (2001), into the blue, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2002), Supernatural Artificial, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan (2004), Light Sensitive, Ian potter Museum, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2006), Perfect for every occasion, Photography Today, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2007), Stage Unstage, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney, Multiplicities, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, QLD (2011), Afterglow: Performance Art & Photography, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne (2011), In Camera In Public, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2012), Globalization – Connections – Time –Hannover, Germany (2012), Photo LA, Los Angeles (2014), Crossing Paths with Vivian Maier, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2014), Australian Art, NGA Contemporary, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2015), CCP Declares: On the Social Contract, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2016)

Recent solo exhibitions include; 2015 Homage to a Rectangle, William Wright Artists Projects, Sydney & Diane Tanzer + THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne; Hiding from the Camera for the Camera, MADA Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne; 2014 Plinth Piece, Galerie Pompom, Sydney; Camouflage, Artereal Gallery, Sydney; 2013 Camouflage, Sutton Gallery Projects, Melbourne; Camouflage, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane; Everyday Fear, The Substation, Transit billboards, Melbourne.

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