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Abbas Zahedi, MORAVEK, 2017 (film still). Courtesy the artist.

Abbas Zahedi was the ninth South London Gallery Postgraduate Artist in Residence.

Zahedi creates social projects with collaborators and audiences. Recently he has worked 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. Zahedi recently completed an MA in Contemporary Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins, London.


Abbas Zahedi (b. 1984, London) is an artist who works with participatory events, performance, writing, installation, sound and moving image. Zahedi studied at Central Saint Martins, London and University College London.

Recent exhibitions and performances include Whitechapel Gallery (UK), Wolverhampton Art Gallery (UK) and 57th Venice Biennale (Italy). Recent workshops, lectures and residency projects include Outset Grant Ceremony (UK), Raven Row (UK), South London Gallery (UK), New Art Exchange (UK), 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 South London Gallery Postgraduate Residency is an open submission six month residency opportunity available to artists who have completed an MA, MFA, PGDip, MRes or an equivalent programme of study (including alternative, peer organised and non-accredited programmes) at an institution, collective or art school in the year prior to the residency.

The residency enables the production of a new body of work and a rare opportunity for a recent graduate to exhibit within an internationally renowned institution.

The Postgraduate Residency is supported by the Paul and Louise Cooke Endowment.