Abdul-Rahman Abdullah (b. 1977) is an artist living and working on Wadjuk Nyungar country, in the Peel region of Western Australia. His practice explores the intersections of identity, culture and nature. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, his work has been described as magic realism, creating poetic interventions with the space it occupies. While his own experiences as a Muslim Australian of mixed ethnicity provide a starting point, Abdul-Rahman foregrounds shared understandings of individual identity and new mythologies in an intercultural context. Living and working in rural Western Australia, he provides an alternative perspective across intersecting and often disparate communities.
Abdul-Rahman graduated from Curtin University of Technology with a BFA in 2012. In recent years he has exhibited work at a variety of cultural institutes and art galleries including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Newcastle Art Gallery and Pataka Art + Museum (NZ).
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah is commercially represented by Moore Contemporary, Perth.
(pictured) Dead Horse | 2022 | carved and stained wood
Dead Horse (detail)
(Photo by Zan Wimberley)
Watching: Anna Louise Richardson & Abdul-Rahman Abdullah
West Space (VIC) | May 14 - July 24
Land Abounds: Tracy Moffat, Abdul Abdullah & Abdul-Rahman Abdullah
Curated by Megan Monte
Ngununggula (NSW) | May 28 - July 19
In plain sight
Moore Contemporary booth
Sydney Contemporary | September 8 - 11