01/11/2009 Diss-assembly 2006. Courtesy the artist.
Faisal Abdu’Allah graduated from the Royal College of Art, his first solo show ‘Censored’ received wide acclaim and was quoted as ’one to watch’ by art critic Sarah Kent.
Abdu’ Allah’s work primarily evolves from the interface of photography, the printed image and lens-based installation. He constantly repositions values and ideologies pertaining to representation.
Abdu’Allah continues to broker disparate worlds through his practice best exemplified in ‘The Garden of Eden’ 2003 with architect David Adjaye looking at the privileged gaze and more recently ‘Gold Finger’ 2007 with the late Joey Pyle from the British Mafia over a three year period.
Abdu’Allah has participated in Sharjah, Torino and Tallinn Biennales and has been the recipient of the Decibel Artist Award 2005 and recently first prize at the Tallinn Print Triennial 2007.
Abdu’Allah is currently in collaboration with Christian Boltanski on ’14 years in between’, due 2010.
He is a senior lecturer in Fine art at the University of East London. He lives and maintains a studio in London.