• Abdul Abdullah, Journey to the west, 2017, digital print, 120 x 208 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah, Delegated risk management, 2017, digital print, 120 x 185 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah, Merger and acquisition, 2017, digital print, 120 x 234 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah, The passion, 2017, manual embroidery made with the assistance of DGTMB Studios, 145 x 120 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah, The power, 2017, manual embroidery made with the assistance of DGTMB Studios, 145 x 120 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah,When the going gets tough, 2017, manual embroidery made with the assistance of DGTMB Studios, Yogyakarta, 124 x 110 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah,The tough get going, 2017, manual embroidery made with the assistance of DGTMB Studios, Yogyakarta, 124 x 110 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah, Mother, 2013, digital print, 155 x 110 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah, Father, 2013, digital print, 155 x 110 cm
  • Abdul Abdullah, Son, 2013, digital print, 155 x 110 cm

Abdul Abdullah

31-year-old Abdul Abdullah’s (Australia) sharp and provocative work addresses the politicisation of Muslim identity in our post 9/11 world. A seventh-generation Australian Muslim, Abdullah draws upon his personal experiences while growing up in a Perth suburb, to expose the prejudices, which have demonised and marginalised Muslim youth today. Notions of cultural hybridity, ceremony, ritual, and intimate aspects of the self and identity are revealed in his work through his darkly distinctive oeuvre that is confronting and deeply elucidating in regard to the human condition.

Abdullah is collected by the National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, amongst others. He is also a four time Archibald Prize finalist, the most prestigious portrait prize in Australia, a rarity for an artist of his years.