Abdullah AlOthman (b. 1985) is an artist and a published contemporary poet born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AlOthman’s artwork starts with a question concerning life, its cycles and its effect on his and others’ existence; “art is life” – art means living better.
Abdullah AlOthman (b. 1985) is an artist and a published contemporary poet born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AlOthman does not believe that the purpose of art is only to illustrate an issue or to apply certain wisdoms. He goes to a marginal area, and treats it as a center to make things, to play and to practice art in the streets, by looking deeply into people’s faces, by daily encounters and during sleep. AlOthman’s artwork starts with a question concerning life, its cycles and its effect on his and others’ existence; “art is life” - art means living better.
Solo shows include The Question/More Questions, Alaan Gallery, Riyadh (2014). Group shows include: Experiment 0.3, Misk institute, Riyadh (2019); Zamakan, King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (2019); Winter at Tantora, Royal Commission for Al-Ula, Al-Ula (2019); The Unspoken Word, Khoj International Artists' Association and Goethe-Institut, New Delhi (2018); Desert / Delta, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Tennessee (2017); Cities of Conviction, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah (2017), and more.
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