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Abdul-Rahman Abdullah




Abdul-Rahman Abdullah (b. 1977) is an Australian artist whose practice explores the different ways that memory can inhabit and emerge from familial spaces. Drawing on the narrative capacity of animal archetypes, crafted objects and the human presence, Abdul-Rahman aims to articulate physical dialogues between the natural world, identity and the agency of culture. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, his work has been described as magic realism, creating poetic interventions with the space it occupies.

Since graduating from Curtin University in 2012 he has exhibited at leading cultural institutes including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Pataka Art+Museum (NZ). Abdullah’s work is held in private, state and corporate collections, he is a current board member of Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and a founding member of eleven collective. abdulrahmanabdullah.com  








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