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Rashin Fahandej is an Iranian-American multimedia artist and filmmaker. Her projects center on marginalized voices, and the role of media, technology, and public collaboration in generating social change. A proponent of “Art as Ecosystem,” she defines her projects as “Poetic Cyber Movement for Social Justice,” where art mobilizes a plethora of voices by creating connections between public places and virtual spaces.
Fahandej is the founder of A Father’s Lullaby, a multi-platform, co-creative project that highlights the role of men in raising children and their absence due to racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Marginalia, a series of poetic documentaries about Baha’i immigrants of Iranian descent, narrates a historical persecution in their homeland. She has served as an artistic director of the Rebuilding the Gwozdziec Synagogue at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, 2017 Boston Artist-In-Residence with Mayor’s office of art and culture and 2018 Public Art Resident at Boston Center for the Arts.
Fahandej is the 2019 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow, Volumetric Filmmaking Residence at ThoughtWork Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Boston James and Audrey Foster Prize recipient. In 2020 she will be a lead artist at ZERO 1 American Arts Incubator.
She is an assistant professor of interactive and emerging media at Emerson College and a research fellow at MIT Open Documentary Lab.
Institute of Contemporary Arts in Boston, August 21-Dec 31, 2019. A Father’s Lullaby exhibition
Institute of Contemporary Arts in Boston, Sept 26th 2019, Opening Reception
Open Spirit, Framingham, Sept 8th-Oct31, 2019, Public Sound Installation