Raha Fard is an Iranian-Canadian artist, based in GTA, Canada. She is currently studying MFA (IAMD) at OCAD U, where she had her BFA too. Also, she has a Master’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering, and 15 years of experience before coming to OCAD University. She works in multiple disciplines such as drawing and painting, installation, digital art, and short films. Investigating her own identity as a member of the Iranian diaspora, her works are rooted in classic Persian architecture, its traditional motifs, and Persian poetry, focusing on cultural and mystical themes that help her explore and define her identity. Her works also highly engage with critical perspectives related to social and political issues happening in her homeland, Iran.
She has participated in several group exhibitions in Iran, Canada, Italy, and Korea. OCAD U President’s Award, Patricia Joy Alpert Memorial Award, Ontario Graduate Scholarship for two years, First Year Graduate Students Award, and Scarborough Arts' 36th Annual Juried Exhibition Staff Pick Award for Visual Art are some of the awards she has won.