Omid Asadi was born in Iran in 1979.Before pursuing art full-time, he was an engineer and achampion boxer in Iran. In 2007 he immigrated to the United Kingdom and in 2018, he gained an MA in Fine Art with Distinction from theManchester School of Art.Contrast is the main focus in his work. It can be identified between the mediums,materials, colours, textures, cultures, meanings and nature that Asadi works with.Through contrast, hepractises different disciplines to investigate issues regarding the current humancondition, immigration, identity, environment and childhood memories working with performance mixed media sculpture and video.
Recent exhibitions include: 2020-2021 Autopsy Of A Home, Solo exhibition commissioned by CFCCA, Manchester,UK. 2022 Intersections, Paradise Works, Manchester, UK. 2022 ProformaPavillion, Pase Platform, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.2019 Agent Of Change, John Ruskin Art Prize at Holden Gallery, Manchester,UK. 2019 PROFORMA Pavilion, at Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. 2019 Sources, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK. 2019 State of the Arts, Selfridges (Manchester Exchange Square), UK. 2018 The Ground Beneath Your Feet, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK. 2018 Winter Collection, Saul Hey Gallery, Manchester, UK. 2018 The Manchester Contemporary Art Fair 2018, represented by Asia Triennial, Manchester, UK. 2018 Warrington Contemporary Art Festival, WARRINGTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY, Warrington, UK.2018 PROFORMA Contemporary Art Festival, The DancehouseTheatre , Manchester. UK. 2018 Emergence, Air Gallery, Altrincham, UK. 2018 Greater Manchester Art Prize Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Stockport, UK. 2018 Contested Territories/Altered States, Plant NOMA, Manchester, UK. 2017 The Manchester Contemporary, represented by Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK. 2017 The Manchester Art Fair, represented by Abode Gallery,Manchester, UK.2021 Performance commissioned by PROFORMA as part of the Loiter program, Manchester, UK. Recent artist residencies and collaborative projects include: May 2022- Sep 2022 Creative Lives collaboration between artists, academics and other stakeholders, University of Sheffield. SUSTAIN: Artist Digital Exchange, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester & Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, DK, Oct 2021 – Mar 2022. May 2022- Sep 2022 Venture Art, ‘Conversations Series III’, collaborative residency project. 2019 PROFORMA Pavilion, Corte Super Nova, Venice, Italy.
Omid Asadi is collaborating on the Ways Of Being Together project.