Elham Fatapour wasborn in Tehran, Iran and originally studied economics during her undergraduatedegree. She is interested in political and social science in combination withstorytelling, and these interests propelled her into the field of illustration.After studying this at Seneca College, she made the transition to the visualart.
Currently she isbased in Toronto and has studied MFA at York University in visual art. Herrecent work includes painting, performance, and mixed media installation. Thiswork takes up diverse but interconnected subjects including satellite usage,surveillance, vernacular architecture, modes of communication and empathy.
Elham was awarded a Joseph Armand Bombardier Scholarship from the Social Sciences& Humanities Research Council of Canada for her visual art research at YorkUniversity.