Elham Fatapour was born in Tehran, Iran and originally studied economics during her undergraduate degree. She is interested in political and social science in combination with storytelling, and these interests propelled her into the field of illustration. After studying this at Seneca College, she made the transition to the visual art.
Currently she is based in Toronto and has studied MFA at York University in visual art. Her recent work includes painting, performance, and mixed media installation. This work 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 York University.
Splinter: tba, Journalof Art, Media, and Visual Culture, Western University, 2020
Waymark, York University MFA publication, 2020
AGYU, homemade satellite dishes installation, 2020
North York Arts, My story exhibition, 2019