Artist in Residence
Abbas Zahedi’s (b.1984, London, UK) interdisciplinary practice blends contemporary philosophy, poetics and social dynamics with sound, sculpture and other gestures. With an emphasis on how personal and collective histories interweave, Zahedi’s interest lies within the connections found or formed around specific contexts. Before studying art, Zahedi trained as a medic and his work explores related themes to do with care and grief. His forthcoming solo exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary, Holding A Heart in Artifice, is developed in collaboration with the local hospital and uses the gallery space and events program to give context to users experiences of life-support therapy. Zahedi will be developing a new sound work from the Torre Bonomo in Spoleto. Zahedi’s recent exhibitions include: Metatopia 10013, Anonymous Gallery, New York (2022); She London Open 2022, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2022) and Postwar Modern, Barbican, London (2022). He has been the recipient of numerous awards including: the Frieze Artist Award (2022) and Artangel, Thinking Time (2020).