A graphic designer by training and profession, for over two decades Mike Abrahams has run his eponymous London-based practice in the following way: one third of time was spent on commercial work, one third on curating events such as the seminal Designer Breakfasts and At Abrahams and one third doing pro-bono work and pursuing self-directed projects and research.

In recent years this practice has extended to intense art-making that continues to disrupt structures of working, seeing, being and doing. Mike also serves as a director of Clapton Commons a community organisation delivering the common good in northeast London and is a trustee of Gabrieli.