Abbas Zahedi

Abbas Zahedi lives and works in London and uses an interdisciplinary blend of social practice, performance, moving-image, institution-making and writing. His practice emerged out of working with migrant and marginalised communities in the UK to explore the concept of neo-diaspora, and the ways in which personal and collective histories interweave.

He is the ninth South London Gallery Postgraduate Artist in Residence 2019-2020. Recent exhibitions and performances include Whitechapel Gallery, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and ICF’s Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale.

Abbas’ Jerwood Bursary will support him joining TrAIN, the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation at University of the Arts London as a TrAIN Co:Lab Research Associate during the 2019-2020 academic period. This will allow him to develop practice-based research aimed at highlighting the roles of otherness and difference as methodologies for artistic collaboration. 

Rose & STEMM, 2019, Abbas Zahedi (featured). Image: Kat Perlak