Biography

A great affinity with nature and rural life informs his practice, which explores the changing environment as well as personal and cultural history.

Abdullah Al Saadi has exhibited internationally and regionally including a solo exhibition Al-Toubay, Sharjah Art Foundation (2014); Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York (2014); Emirati Expressions: Realised, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi (2013); Body Art and Performance in the Gulf Area: 16 artists, New York University Abu Dhabi (2013); Sharjah Biennial (2011); Venice Biennale (2011); ADACH Platform, Venice Biennale, (2009); Languages of the Desert, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (2005); São Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2004); Sharjah Biennial (2003); The Art of the Five from the United Arab Emirates, Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany (2002). 



Al Saadi was born in 1967, Khorfakkan, United Arab Emirates, where he currently lives and works. He is a 1993 graduate of the United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, and holds a BA degree in English Literature. From 1994 to 1996 he studied Japanese painting at Kyoto Seika University in Japan.


This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 12