Abdul-Rahman Abdullah (b. Port Kembla, Australia 1977 lives and works in Perth, Australia) is a sculptor whose practice explores the different ways that memory can inhabit and emerge from familial spaces.
Abdul Rahman-Abdullah, Merantau (2016) and Robert Scott-Mitchell, Birth and Death (2003), installation view I am a heart beating in the world: Diaspora Pavilion 2, Sydney at Campbelltown Arts Centre; photo Kai Wasikowski.
Drawing on the narrative capacity of animal archetypes, crafted objects and the human presence, Abdullah aims to articulate physical dialogues between the natural world, politics and the agency of culture.
Recent exhibitions include The National, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (2019), Dark Horizons, Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand (2017) and Magic Object, Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art, Adelaide, Australia (2016).