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Omid Kheirabdi (born 1992 in Tehran) is a visual artist and performer based in Rotterdam. He decodes late-capitalist societal relationships to comprehend their oppressive mechanisms and their effects on individuals. His works revolve around questions of power, global disparities in economics and legal status, Western (European) hegemony, and labor, with the aim of challenging prevailing narratives. Omid has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions across multiple locations, including Amsterdam, The Hague, Leuven, Belfast, Rotterdam, and Maastricht. His artistic inspiration stems from his life experiences and political motivations. He has participated in the Research Academy program "Performative Interventions" in ZHDK in Zurich, where he explored the correlations between resistance against global capitalism's oppression and performance art and its impact on performers.

Omid believes in the power of art to provoke dialogue. He is dedicated to creating spaces that encourage us to question the systems that shape our lives, fostering the exploration of new possibilities for coexistence. He utilizes multimedia installations, prints, and performance art to convey his message. Omid obtained an MFA in Artistic Research from the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague) in 2022 and an MA in Interior Architecture from the Maastricht Academy of Architecture in 2019. 


He is currently an artist in residence at Chateau Mercier in Switzerland until 15th of March 2024.


April 2023

“Inburgered”, Motel Mozaïque Festival (MOMO) 2023 — Rotterdam (NL)
“Inburgered”, Poortgebouw event nights  — Rotterdam (NL)
Performed twice with Davide Ghelli Santuliana (synthesizer)

July 2022

"alive & unborn", in collaboration with Daphnis Monastirioti, and Siamak Misheni

Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague (Netherlands)

April 2022

"One day is too short, three days are too long!”, part of “A scenic route to self”

The Nest, The Hague (Netherlands)

March 2022

September 2021

KFC or Revolution?”, Solo Performance

W139, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

The Poss!ble”,  in collaboration with Rosa van Walbeek 

Page Not Found, The Hague (Netherlands)

March 2021

Selling Art”, and "Eating Art",  part of “Sun Kissed / Fog Off” in collaboration with Daphnis Monastirioti, Hugo Leos, Lena Longefay, and Xenia Klein

Quartair art space, The Hague (Netherlands)

May 2020

“Spend the Night with Me”, in collaboration with a stranger

Airbnb at Adamshofstraat 152A, Rotterdam (Netherlands)

June 2023

“alive & unborn”, Delft Fring Festvial  — Delft (NL) 
Performed eight times during with Isha van der Burg, Valerio Conti (singer/performer) and Siamak Misheni (live music - Setar), Radius Watertower, Royal Delft Museum, Sigarenfabriek

July 2023

“Visa Reveal Party”, Roodkapje — Rotterdam (NL)
Performance in collaboration with Maja Simisic and Hamburger community artists

September 2023


May - June 2022

"Nomad House"— A part of the collective exhibition 'living on the rooftop' in collaboration with 'Dakdorpen' as part of Daken Dagen festival 2022.

The Rooftop Walk, Rotterdam (Netherlands)

May 2021

March 2021

October 2019

October 2018

“Sun Kissed / Fog Off”, Group Exhibition 

Quartair art space, The Hague (Netherlands)

“A TOUGH SOLDIER”, Solo Exhibition

EINSI, Maastricht (Netherlands)

“Learning from the models”, Group Exhibition

Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts, Maastricht (Netherlands)


August 2022

March 2021

ECRN rooftop residency

USI, Belfast (Northern Ireland)

The office for precarious Art, Lena Longefay, "Sun Kissed / Fog Off”

Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives, The Hague (Netherlands)

December 2023
September 2023

March 2024
Februray 2024

Artist Residency Fondation du Château Mercier 

six-week artist residency in Sierre, Switzerland


July 2023

Mondriaan Fonds Artist Start

one-year grant for artistic development

March 2023

CBK Rotterdam research and development grant (O&O)

“Happening to one another” six months project

November 2019

Master Thesis Awards 'Scriptiekunst' for “Imaging the Space”

Faculty of Arts thesis awards, Zuyd Hogeschool, Maastricht (Netherlands)

September 2017

Excellence scholarship, Zuyd Hogeschool, the Master of Arts in Interior Architecture 

Maastricht Academy of Architecture, Maastricht (Netherlands)

September 2013

Full scholarship, Iranian Ministry of Education for the Bachelor of Science in Architecture

SRTTU, Tehran (Iran)


September 2022 

April 2022 

Performing The Art Of Intolerance, The Master Thesis of Artistic Research, participated in Libros Mutantes 2022 book fair in Madrid

The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK)

September 2021

Key Words 2021, Key Words is a yearly publication written, edited, and designed by first-year students of The Master Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK)

Page Not Found, The Hague (Netherlands)  

June 2021

Imaging the Space, Master thesis in Interior Architecture

Page Not Found, The Hague (Netherlands)

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