Nasser Azam is a leading British contemporary artist, living and working in London. Azam became artist in residence at the County Hall Gallery in 2007, and swiftly mounted a series of displays showing the evolution of his early and more recent work. In July 2008 Azam became the first artist to paint in zero gravity, a feat accomplished in parabolic flight over Moscow. During these flights he completed two triptychs inspired by Francis Bacon under weightless conditions.
Since then Azam has opened five major exhibitions – the critically acclaimed ‘Anatomica’ in April 2008, ‘Life in Space’ in January 2009 and ‘Colour over Form’ in June 2009.
Antarctica is the latest manifestation of Azam’s long-term performance painting project, in which he investigates how the conditions of creation find expression in works of art. We have edited and produced the Antarctica film and a comprehensive new site featuring a wider background of his work, projects and biography.