Abdul Abdullah

[image: Kind consideration (2023) oil on linen 78 inches x 64 inches]

Abdul Abdullah is an Australian multi-disciplinary artist. As a self-described ‘outsider amongst outsiders’ with a post 9/11 mindset, his practice is primarily concerned with the experience of the ‘other’. Abdullah’s projects have engaged with different marginalized minority groups and he is particularly interested in the disjuncture between perception/projection of identity and the reality of lived experience. Identifying as a Muslim and having both Malay/Indonesian and convict/settler Australian heritage, Abdullah occupies a precarious space in the political discourse that puts him at odds with popular definitions. He sees himself as an artist working in the peripheries of a peripheral city, in a peripheral country, orbiting a world on the brink. His work has been censored by politicians who have accused him of attacking Australian culture, and once a member of the Christian Democratic party wrote that he wants to “convert young Australians” and that he “worships a moon god”.

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Instagram: @abdul_abdullah

Current and upcoming projects:

National Portrait Gallery, ACT
March 10, 2023 - June 18, 2023

Just Not Australian (touring exhibition)
Museum of Sydney, NSW
March 11, 2023 - June 4, 2023

The National
Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW
March 24, 2023 – July 23, 2023

Taipei Dangdai Art & Ideas
Yavuz Gallery, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center
May 12, 2023 - May 14, 2023

Archibald Prize
Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW
May 6, 2023 – September 3, 2023

Ramsay Art Prize
Art Gallery of South Australia, SA
May 27, 2023 - August 27, 2023