Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad

A white skinned hand holds a small black card up with the words 'Obstruct' in turquoise letters typed on. The person is standing on a busy street in a city with tall buildings with cars going past.
Image courtesy of the artist

Hashemi-Nezhad’s studio practice produces work spanning scales and disciplines, from designs for the public realm to games, spaces and objects.

Drawing on such concepts as defamiliarisation, habit and play, his work develops through real-life projects methodologies and tools to critically report on the everyday within collaborative design processes.

He has developed projects, exhibited and conducted masterclasses both in the UK and internationally, including with the Serpentine Galleries; Greater London Authority; Tokyo Metropolitan Government; Shanghai Biennale; Liverpool Biennial; Victoria & Albert Museum; and MACBA Barcelona amongst others . He is the recipient of international design awards, research grants and fellowships and has trained at the Royal College of Art where he currently leads a Masters platform focusing on experimental participatory design.