Cherine Fahd is a Sydney based artist working with photography. Cherine Fahd has a painting background and her works often reflect her earlier training and understanding of art history. She is interested in the ways we present to the camera and the ways the body is transformed in the process. Fahd uses photography, sculpture and performance as methods to explore such things as concealment, posing and hyperawareness in self-presentation
Fahd’s photographs are represented in major public collections in Australia including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia 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 New South Wales Women & Arts Fellowship from Arts NSW, and Moya Dyring Paris Studio from Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Fahd has been a finalist in the Bowness Photography Prize, Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts Photography Award, and National Photography Prize. Her work has been exhibited extensively both in Australia and internationally. Since 2012 she has held the position of Lecturer in Photomedia at The University of Sydney’s Sydney College of the Arts and is also currently undertaking doctoral research at Monash University, Melbourne.