Artwork Details

  • Artist Sarah Abu Abdallah
  • Title Saudi Automobile
  • Date 2011
  • Medium Colour video with sound, car and pink paint
  • Duration 10 minutes, looped
  • Credit Reproduced by Sharjah Art Foundation
Saudi Automobile Image


In this video, Sarah Abu Abdallah is seen painting the shell of a wrecked car with light pink paint. Mainly as an act of defiance to the male’s monopolisation of the privilege of mobility in her home country, she coats the exterior of the car as if shedding on it a female saviour would fix its dis-functionality.


Saudi Automobile

Abu Abdallah, Sarah

Sarah Abu Abdallah's work explores issues of obscurity and value, probing the social and cultural conditions of contemporary Saudi Arabia.