Rah Eleh

Rah Eleh is an Iranian-Canadian photo, video and performance artist. She is the recipient of the Ottawa Art Gallery Graduating Student Award of Excellence (2013) and the SAW Video award (2012). She was recently invited by the Williams College Museum of Art to create a performance in response to Diana Abu-Jaber’s book, Crescent. Rah is the 2014 recipient of the Georgia Fee Artist/Writers Residency in Paris, where she will focus on producing a video piece that will stimulate dialogue about contemporary political issues surrounding the veil.

Rah was the only Iranian-Canadian artist in SAW Gallery's Ciphers: Tension with Tradition in Contemporary Iranian Photography, curated by Andrea D. Fitzpatrick, the first-of-its-kind exhibition of Iran’s most critically acclaimed lens-based artists. Rah’s work is also in a traveling exhbibit called Islam Contemporary that will be traveling to North Carolina in March, 2014. Rah’s work has been published and exhibited internationally in USA, Iran, China, Berlin, and London. 



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