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Associate Professor of Visual Communication in the School of Design, University of Technology Sydney

Cherine Fahd is an academic and artist working across the fields of visual art and design. Cherine works with museums, galleries, government organisations and the general public on large-scale art projects that aim to foster cooperation, creativity and community. Cherine has a PhD from Monash University and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at UTS. Cherine’s current research focuses on how photography and portraiture bring people together, facilitate trust and build social connections. She writes broadly on photography and creative practice, publishing across various platforms, including The Conversation, academic journals, and art and design contexts. Her artistic projects have been exhibited and commissioned nationally and internationally, including for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Sydney Opera House; Carriageworks, Sydney; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Haifa Museum of Art, Israel; Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Japan, among others.


  • 2020–present
    Associate professor, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2017–2020
    Senior lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2012–2016
    Lecturer, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney