Abdul-Rahman Abdullah (b. 1977) is an artist based on Wadjuk Nyungar country, on a cattle property in the Peel region of Western Australia. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, he explores the intersections of identity, culture and the natural world. Living and working in an agricultural environment, his practice offers alternative perspectives across diverse, and often disparate communities.
Since graduating from Curtin university in 2012, Abdul-Rahman has exhibited widely around Australia, notably at the Adelaide Biennial 2016 and 2022 (AGSA), The National 2019 (MCA) and Tarrawarra Biennial 2023. His work is held in public, corporate, university and private collections. He was recently appointed to the council for The National Gallery of Australia.
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah is commercially represented by Moore Contemporary, Perth and also works with Yavuz Gallery, Singapore/Sydney
Tanpa Sempadan | 2023 | carved wood, glass
Tarrawarra Biennial 2023, Victoria
Curated by Peta Rake & Dr Léuli Eshrāghi
University of Queensland Art Museum | July 28 - January 20, 2024
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore | January 19 - 21 2024
Melbourne Art Fair
Melbourne Convention Centre (VIC) | February 22 - 25 2024
Ichihara - Art X Mix
Uchiboso Art Festival
Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture (JPN) | March 16 - May 16 2024
TILT Commission - Anna Louise Richardson & Abdul-Rahman Abdullah
Goolugatup (WA) | November 28 2024 - January 11 2025