Abbas Zahedi is a London based artist, known for his interdisciplinary blend of social practice, performance, installation, moving-image, institution-building 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.

Abbas Zahedi, performance of Rose and STEMM, 2019. Photo: Katarzyna Perlak. Courtesy of ICF.

Current Solo Exhibition

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • B, Belmacz, London, 2019
  • Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London, 2019
  • The Age of New Babylon, Lethaby Gallery, London, 2018
  • Diaspora Pavilion, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 2018
  • °c,, London, 2018
  • Pressure Makes Diamonds, Rich Mix, London, 2018
  • appetite, Apiary Studios, London, 2018
  • Diaspora Pavilion, Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina, Venice, 2017
  • Art, Anatomy & Anthropology, Slade School of Art, UCL, 2008

Performances / Interventions


Fellowships / Residencies / Projects



  • MA, Fine Art Programme, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 2017-2019 – Merit
  • MBBS Medicine, University College London, 2007-2012 – discontinued due to personal hardship.
  • BSc. Physiology and Pharmacology, University College London, 2002-2006 – First Class Honours & faculty prize.

Interviews / Press / Publications / Writing