Abbas Zahedi was born in London in 1984. He studied medicine at University College London, before completing his MA in Contemporary Photography: Practices and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins in 2019. Abbas blends contemporary philosophy, poetics, and social dynamics with performative and new-media modes. With an emphasis on how personal and collective histories interweave, Abbas makes connections whenever possible with people involved in the particular situations upon which he focuses. Abbas is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art (London), as well as teaching at universities across the UK and abroad.