Raha Fard is an Iranian-Canadian, Toronto based artist. She had Master’s degree in telecommunication engineering, before studying drawing and painting at OCAD University. She works in multiple disciplines such as drawing and painting, installation, digital art, and making short films to question how people are interconnected through their identity in different parts of the world despite their distance and their differences. Her works are reflections of her own lived experience in witnessing people who are suffering, due to social or political issues in other parts of the world. She had group exhibitions in Iran and Canada, and got “Online International Learning Residency”, collaboration between OCAD U and Mapua University in the Philippines. The short film Abaca-Kenaf produced in this residency by Raha Fard and her Filipino partner, won OCAD U President’s Award for Best Cinematography. Also, Kenaf, the Persian part of Abaca-Kenaf, was accepted in Farhang Short Film Festival.
Mediums: Painting & Drawing