Sarah Abu Abdallah

"Painting a wrecked car like icing a cake, as if beautifying the exterior would help fix the lack of functionality within the car. This wishful gesture was the only way I could get myself a car - cold comfort for the current impossibility of my dream that I, as an independent person, can drive myself to work one day."

1990 born and lives in Qatif, Saudi Arabia.

Sarah Abu Abdallah has a BA in Fine Art from the University of Sharjah, and an MA in Digital Media from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, Rhode Island. 

In her multidisciplinary practice she tries to generate associations of the poetic and the absurd and to integrate the conversations she has by collaborating with artists friends.

Sarah's work has been exhibited at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, BAM Film Festival, and the Serpentine Galleries, London. She participated in the Sharjah Biennial 11, the 55th Venice Biennale, and Global Art Forum 7’s fellowship program in Art Dubai. She contributed to Arts and Culture in the Transformative Times festival by ArteEast, NYC, and the Moving Image panel on Video + Film  in Palazzo Grassi, Venice.

She is the recipient of Sharjah Art Foundation’s Production Programme Grant (2016) in collaboration with Josh Bitelli for their project To Gaze at Ten Suns Shining. And was a shortlisted artist for Abraaj Group Art Prize 2017.

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