Indian by birth, Pakistani by migration and British by chance, Ali Zaidi uses his cultural displacement to celebrate commonalities and differences by creating strategies of connection and welcome. Eclectic in his approach, he uses photography, film, live art, social media, food gatherings, touch and massage, with an aim to explore. Zaidi’s art bridges between the rational and the emotional creating an intangible understanding of being.
Currently he is working as a Creative Producer on a feature film in India whilst developing a new body of work 2001 UnMasked: hyper-real-portraits of gender. His works have been seen and experienced nationally and internationally. Zaidi co-founded the multi award winning arts organistion motiroti and was its Artistic Director (2004-12).