Abdul Abdullah was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1986, and he graduated in 2008 from Curtin University. 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, Artbank, the University of Western Australia, Murdoch University, The Islamic Museum of Australia, The Campbelltown Arts Centre 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.
To learn more about Abdul’s work, please visit his website.
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