Nocturnal Creatures: Abbas Zahedi

Brick Lane Foundation

  • IMAGE 5 - Rose and STEMM 2019 - CREDIT Kat Perlak (1)

    Abbas Zahedi, Rose & STEMM, 2019. Performance documentation of An Alternative Map of the Universe at Guest Projects, 2019. Photo: Kat Perlak

Past Event

This event was on Sat 17 Jul 2021, 11am – 5pm, 6pm – 11pm continuous

Access Information

Site-specific installation and community engagement programme

11am – 5pm, 6pm – 11pm continuous

23-25 Brick Lane
Old Police Station
E1 6PU  

The disused Police Station on Brick Lane is repurposed by Abbas Zahedi as a social spacethe Brick Lane Foundationopen to highlight the concerns of the local community whose spaces and visibility have been impacted by the gentrification of East London. Community and festival audiences will be invited to offer feedback, considering the question how does it feel?  

Work information

Abbas Zahedi
Brick Lane Foundation, 2021
Site-specific installation, community engagement programme in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Councillor Puru Miah and Whitechapel Gallery 

About Abbas Zahedi

Abbas Zahedi(b. 1984, London) studied medicine at University College London, before completing his MA at Central Saint Martins in 2019. His interdisciplinary practice blends contemporary philosophy, poetics, and social dynamics with performance, sound, sculpture, and moving-image. With an emphasis on how personal and collective histories interweave, Zahedi makes connections whenever possible with people involved in the particular situations upon which he focuses, to invite others into the conversation.

Selected exhibitions: Ouranophobia SW3, Chelsea Sorting Office (2020); Brent Biennial (2020), London;How To Make A How From A Why? , South London Gallery, London (2020);In Hindsight (2020), Bladr, Copenhagen; B (2019) Belmacz, London; Degree Show (2019) Central Saint Martins, London; The Age of New Babylon(2019) Lethaby Gallery, London; Diaspora Pavilion (2018), Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton;Pressure Makes Diamonds (2018), Rich Mix,London; appetite (2018),Apiary Studios, London; Diaspora Pavilion (2017), Venice Biennale, Venice; rb&hArts (2008), Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including: Thinking Time, Artangel (2020); Jerwood Arts Bursary (2019); Aziz Foundation Academic Scholarship (2018); and Khadijah Saye Memorial Fund Scholarship (2017). He is represented by Belmacz, London.