Fender Schrade (*1972) studied media engineering at the university of applied science in Stuttgart, Germany and has a background in live sound engineering and music composition.
Currently residing in Germany, Fender collaborates as audiovisual designer and media engineer in international dance art performance projects with contemporary choreographers.
Since 2000 Fender participates with media art works dealing with transgender issues and media technology in art exhibitions as well as giving lectures about the use of media technology for queerfeminist activist work.
Fender also composes music for documentary films and queer performance projects, and authors texts for transgender publications.
In his_her recent work Fender is exploring the culture of transgender and audio culture. With media art work, lectures and workshops, started at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Boston, October 2008.