ABDUL ABDULLAH: Re-imagining self
Abdul Abdullah grew up in East Cannington, Perth and is the youngest of four children.
From a young age, Abdullah was made aware of his difference when a child at primary school asked why his mum spoke 'weirdly'.
As the son of the former secretary of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, Abdullah has had many a conversation about political and religious identity. These themes play out in Abdullah's own work as a visual artist, in pieces that are both visually stunning and riveting, which invite the viewer to question their own perception of stereotypes in identity.
'My practice rigorously examines and interrogates identity and perception. I have become more and more familiar and fluent in cultural signifiers and how others perceive them.'
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Artwork: Abdul Abdullah