Golnar Abbasi is an artist/architect, researcher, and publisher based in Rotterdam. Her work consists of a hybrid of practices such as research, writing, curating, organising, independent publishing, teaching, making, and spatial intervention.
She is a founder and editor of Sarmad, a platform dedicated to politics of image and practices of image-making; and a co-founder of the collective of cognitarians/makers WORKNOT! devoted to discuss precarities of living practices today through spatial interventions as well as research. Her work is also concerned with notion(s) of spatiality, coloniality, practices of resistance, and construction of histories. Her work has been shown in Venice Biennale of Architecture, Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Architecture Banal, among others. She holds a Masters degree from The Berlage and has been in residence at Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht.
She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Faculty of Architecture and Urban Environment, TU Delft, where she conducts her academic project on politics of domesticity. She teaches in Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft, Willem de Kooning Academie (Social Practices), along with exploring experimental pedagogical practices within the framework of Sarmad.