Lida Abdul

Biography


Born Kab­ul, Afghanistan 1973

Lives and works in Kab­ul and Los Angeles


Lida Abdul fled Afghanistan with her fam­i­ly fol­low­ing the Sovi­et inva­sion in 1979, and lived as refugee in India and Ger­many before immi­grat­ing to the Unit­ed States.

Abdul’s work often focus­es on bod­ies and land­scapes, explor­ing their com­plex inter­ac­tion as a way to exam­ine notions of iden­ti­ty, home­land, exile, and polit­i­cal resis­tance. Abdul’s art also address­es depic­tion of Afghan cit­i­zens in West­ern mass media, where it is com­mon to only report on Afghanistan in the con­text of ter­ror and war. Through her art, Abdul hopes West­ern rep­re­sen­ta­tions will expand beyond that image and learn more about their peo­ple and cultures.

Pub­lic col­lec­tions include MoMA / The Muse­um of Mod­ern Art, New York, Solomon R. Guggen­heim Muse­um, New York; FRAC / Fonds Région­al d’Art Con­tem­po­rain de Lor­raine, Metz; GAM Muse­um, Turin; Spencer Muse­um of Art, Lawrence, Kansas; Devi Art Foun­da­tion, India; OK Cen­trum for Con­tem­po­rary Art, Linz; as well as pri­vate col­lec­tions across Europe, North Amer­i­ca and Asia.


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Lida Abdul

Once Upon Awakening, 2006
archival pig­ment print on paper
105.5163.5 cm
Edi­tion of 3

Lida Abdul

Once Upon Awakening, 2006
archival pig­ment print on paper
105.5163.5 cm
Edi­tion of 3

Lida Abdul

Once Upon Awakening, 2006
archival pig­ment print on paper
105.5163.5 cm
Edi­tion of 3

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