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b. 1986, Australia

Abdul Abdullah Biography

Abdul Abdullah was born in Perth, Western Australia and he graduated in 2008 from Curtin University, Perth. As a Malay and Muslim artist he relates to the Aboriginal experience of a sense of otherness in a Western society. It is this part of his identity which provides the impetus for his work. Through his portraits, he has found a way to confront the politicisation of his mixed identity. 

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In 2009 Abdul received the Highly Commended in the NYSPP at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra and was named a Perth Rising Star by Insite Magazine. In 2010 Abdul was included in the inaugural Triple J list of 25 Under 25 + Smashin' It. In 2011 he was a recipient of Kickstart funding for the 2012 Next Wave Festival, was selected as a finalist in the 2011 Archibald prize and won the Blake Prize for Human Justice. His work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the University of Western Australia, Murdoch University, The Islamic Museum of Australia and The Bendigo Art Gallery. Most recently his painting 'I wanted to paint him as a mountain' of artist and activist Richard Bell was selected as a finalist in the 2014 Archibald Prize

Abdul Abdullah Featured Artworks

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What's mine is yours 6 by Abdul Abdullah contemporary artwork painting
Abdul AbdullahWhat's mine is yours 6, 2020Oil on linen
84.5 x 66.5 cm
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What's mine is yours 5 by Abdul Abdullah contemporary artwork painting
Abdul AbdullahWhat's mine is yours 5, 2020Oil on linen
84.5 x 66.5 cm
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What's mine is yours 4 by Abdul Abdullah contemporary artwork painting
Abdul AbdullahWhat's mine is yours 4, 2020Oil on linen
84.5 x 66.5 cm
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What's mine is yours 3 by Abdul Abdullah contemporary artwork painting
Abdul AbdullahWhat's mine is yours 3, 2020Oil on linen
84.5 x 66.5 cm
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What's mine is yours 2 by Abdul Abdullah contemporary artwork painting
Abdul AbdullahWhat's mine is yours 2, 2020Oil on linen
84.5 x 66.5 cm
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What's mine is yours 1 by Abdul Abdullah contemporary artwork painting
Abdul AbdullahWhat's mine is yours 1, 2020Oil on linen
84.5 x 66.5 cm
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The atonement by Abdul Abdullah contemporary artwork painting
Abdul AbdullahThe atonement, 2020Oil on linen
112.5 x 91.5 cm
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Transformation and revelation by Abdul Abdullah contemporary artwork painting
Abdul AbdullahTransformation and revelation, 2020Oil on linen
112.5 x 91.5 cm
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Abdul Abdullah Recent Exhibitions

Abdul Abdullah Represented By

Yavuz Gallery contemporary art gallery in Singapore Yavuz Gallery Singapore, Sydney

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