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Abbas Zahedi In Conversation With May Abdalla
Wed 15 Apr
Past event

Courtesy Abbas Zahedi

Artist Abbas Zahedi discusses his practice and influences with artist and documentary filmmaker May Abdalla.


May Abdalla has made documentaries around the world for BBC, Channel 4 and Al Jazeera about housing, revolution and punk music. She is the co-founder of Anagram, an award-winning creative company specialising in interactive storytelling and immersive experience design. She has made interactive sound sculptures, an immersive theatre show about the UK’s relationship with Syria and a video game about the social history of a building embedded into the building itself.

Abbas Zahedi (b. 1984, London) studied at Central Saint Martins and University College London. Recent exhibitions and performances include Whitechapel Gallery, London; Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK; and 57th Venice Biennale, Italy. Recent workshops, lectures and residency projects include Raven Row, London; South London Gallery; Wysing Arts Centre, UK; Tate Britain and Tate Exchange, UK. Zahedi was awarded a School for Social Entrepreneurs (PwC) Fellowship in 2017 for his work with migrant communities in the UK.


  • The lighting in the room will be low.
  • There is seating available throughout the event.
  • The room may be busy.
  • Ear plugs, ear defenders, magnifying glasses and wheelchairs are all available.

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