ABOUT

BIOGRAPHY

 

Born in 1990 in Riyadh where he lived his entire life until he moved to Jubail industrial city to major in Mechanical Engineering. After spending two years Abdullah decided to shift his direction into the art scene. He began working as a graphic designer and continued developing to become an art director for Telfaz11 group, meanwhile, Abdullah exhibited his work in different countries including the US and UK with Gharem studio. In 2016 he focused his attention on expanding his work which fundamentally discusses nostalgia using elements from his childhood. From toys to animation, analyzing the context in which these cartoons he grew up watching occurred. His work is playful yet confronting, by creating artificial nostalgia which consists of elements from the past with real-life events. In 2018 his work (The Last Jedi) which was done in 2013 appeared on national news when the Ministry of Education published his artwork by mistake in the social studies and nationalism book taught in Saudi high schools.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018 - SUBVERSIVE FORMS OF SOCIAL SCULPTURE, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE

2017 - DESERT TO DELTA AT MUSEUM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS, MEMPHIS, TN, USA

2017 - EPICENTER X AT ARAB AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM, DEARBORN, MI, USA

2017 - PHANTOM PUNCH AT BATES COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, LEWISTON, MAINE, USA.

2016 - #GENERATION AT MINNESOTA STREET PROJECT, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA.

2016 - GONZO ARABIA AT BOOGIES, ASPEN, COLORADO, USA.

2016 - PARALLEL KINGDOM AT STATION MUSEUM, HOUSTON, TX, USA.

2015 - RICOCHET EXHIBITION AT ASIA HOUSE, LONDON, UK.

2015 - UNITY SHOW AT QUINCY HOUSE. RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA.

2014 - THE MEETING PLACE - PORTFOLIO REVIEW AT FOTOFEST BIENNIAL, HOUSTON, TEXAS.

2014 - CREATE AND INSPIRE Expedition from Saudi to UK, LONDON, UK.

2013 - RHIZOMA: 55TH VENICE BIENNALE, VENICE, ITALY.

2013 - A LINE IN THE SAND AT ART SPACE, DUBAI, UAE

2012 - #COMETOGETHER, LONDON, UK.

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