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

Performances / Interventions


Fellowships / Residencies / Projects



  • MA Photography, 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, Dean’s list & faculty prize.


  • Visiting Lecturer, Sculpture MA, Royal College of Art, UK, 2020
  • Visiting Tutor, MFA, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, 2020

Interviews / Press / Publications / Writing