in Events , Frieze London | 12 OCT 22

Frieze Artist Award Talk: Mariam Zulfiqar and Abbas Zahedi

Taking place on Thursday 13 October at 6pm at No.9 Cork Street

in Events , Frieze London | 12 OCT 22

A Frieze London Talk with Mariam Zulfiqar and Abbas Zahedi will take place on Thursday 13 October at No.9 Cork Street, London.

Booking is essential as capacity is limited.  

Thursday 13 October



About Mariam Zulfiqar

Mariam Zulfiqar is the Director of Artangel. Prior to joining the team in January 2022, Mariam led the National Art Programme at Forestry England where she implemented a new strategic direction, developing partnership projects at the intersection of art, design, architecture, environment, and ecology.  

Mariam’s primary area of focus is art in the public domain. Previously she was Deputy Director and Chief Curator at UP Projects,  and as an independent curator  has commissioned projects for Film and Video Umbrella and Art on the Underground. In 2021, Mariam curated Bring into Being – the inaugural programme of events, activities and contemporary art at Chiswick House. The programme marked a new chapter by inviting contemporary voices in the arts and sciences to respond to the historic 18th Century site.    

Mariam regularly consults for various international public art programmes and has guest lectured at academic institutions in the UK and internationally. In 2013 she was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Fund. Mariam holds a BA in Design and Public Art from Chelsea College of Art and an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art.   

About Abbas Zahedi

Abbas Zahedi is a London-based artist and winner of the 2022 Frieze Artist Award and will present a new commission at Frieze London 2022, presented in collaboration with Forma. Abbas's interdisciplinary practice blends contemporary philosophy, poetics, and social dynamics with sound, sculpture, and other performative media. With an emphasis on how personal and collective histories interweave, Zahedi makes connections whenever possible with those around, in proximity to, or involved with the particular situations upon which he focuses. Through a non-approximate approach, one foregrounding the multiple specificities of a cite/site and those beyond sight, Zahedi invites others into an ongoing conversation. It is through careful gestures that Zahedi’s practice is enunciated.

Main image: Abbas Zahedi, “11&1”, Belmacz, London, 2021. Documentation of solo exhibition and public window performance. Photo by Graham Congreve