Masters in Art, Design and Architecture in Education (MA DAE: GSA) Institution: Glasgow School of Art Date qualification obtained:18 June 2010
BTech: Jewellery Design and Manufacture Institution: Cape Technikon Date qualification obtained: 2002
ND: Jewellery Design and Manufacture Institution: Cape Technikon Date qualification obtained: 2000
Farieda Nazier is a Johannesburg-based educator, artist and researcher. For the past 9 years, Nazier has been employed at the University of Johannesburg, where she was recently (2016) promoted to a senior lecturer position. As an academic, her duties included course and module coordination, teaching, researching and community engagement. Subsequently, in her capacity as Head of Department and senior lecturer (Jewellery Design and Manufacture) Nazier’s responsibilities includes strategic leadership and managing the departmental academic and operational procedures, as well as postgraduate supervision.
As a researcher and creative practitioner, her work explores the psychological and perceptible consequences of historical legacy, memory and traces. She employs provocative sculptural and video assemblages in the form of installation art, to engage in discursive opportunities within her practice, amongst publics and within educational domains. Nazier has successfully curated and participated in a number of art exhibitions, both locally and abroad. Most recently, she curated and produced the Post Present Future intervention hosted by the Apartheid Museum from April to October 2019. In terms of choreographic practice, Nazier in collaboration with Alberta Whittle, produced and has performed Right of Admission within a range of contexts including the 56th Venice Biennale in Venice and at the FNB Art Fair (Johannesburg) in 2015. She is currently in the planning phase of the Right of Admission retrospective show to be hosted by the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, in May 2020. Nazier has also received recognition as a researcher on various occasions. She is a regularly invitee as a guest speaker by the University of Witwatersrand and the University of Pretoria and has served the international academic community through presentations at Goldsmith’s University (London, UK), Principia College (Elsah, USA), MCLA (Williamstown, USA) and the prestigious Williams College (Williamstown, USA). Her research and writing appears in a broad scope of publications that ranges from academic peer-reviewed journals such as the international Education as Change journal to educational books such as the Cambridge Rainbow Readers series.