Sarah Abu Abdallah
Past Exhibitions: Soft Power.
Born in Saudi Arabia in 1990, and studied art from a young age. She pursued a formal art education in the College of Fine Arts in the United Arab Emirates. Initially trained as a painter, she was later attracted by the camera’s capacity for documentation, as well as possibilities inherent in video and performance. In her works she often attempts to create settings in which she can de-alienate disremembered spaces and objects. Through references to gender roles and the female experience, she explores issues of obscurity and value. Recent exhibitions have included We Need to Talk, organised by Edge of Arabia in Jeddah, (2012), The Graduates Show, at Traffic, Dubai, (2011) and Emergence at the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, USA, (2009). She has also collaborated with a number of artists on projects and performances including Tarek Atoui and Isak Berbic.