Rashin Fahandej is a multimedia artist and filmmaker whose projects center on marginalized voices and the role of media, technology, and the public in generating social change. Her multi-platform, co-creative project, A Father’s Lullaby, highlights the role of men in raising children and their absence due to racial disparities in the criminal justice system. In May 2019, she was awarded the Volumetric Filmmaking Residency to expand the project from ThoughtWorks Arts and Scatter. She has been a research fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab and a visiting faculty member at MassArt. In 2016-2017, she was selected by the Mayor's Office of Art and Culture and Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) as a Boston Artist-in-Residence. She is the 2019 James and Audrey Foster Prize recipient with an upcoming exhibition at the ICA Boston. Most recently, she received the Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Grant.
Visual & Media Arts
M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute