Meet the Author


Abdullah Al Saadi

Born in Khor Fakkan, UAE, 1967. Working in drawing, photography, artist’s diaries, and found objects, Abdullah Al Saadi has exhibited both in the UAE and internationally. In 2014, Sharjah Art Foundation presented his solo exhibition Al-Toubay. He has participated in many other shows, including Emirati Expressions, Abu Dhabi (2013); Art of Body and Performance in the Gulf Region, an exhibit of 16 artists, at New York University, Abu Dhabi (2013); the 10th Sharjah Biennial (2011); the UAE Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009); Languages from the Desert at Kunstmuseum Bonn (2005); the 26th São Paulo Biennial (2004); the 6th Sharjah Biennial (2003); and Five Artists from the UAE, Ludwig Forum for International Art (2002). He received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, in 1993, and studied Japanese art at Kyoto Seika University from 1994 to 1996.

Works by the Author

Abdullah Al Saadi: Sites of Memory, Sites of Amnesia

Abdullah Al Saadi

National Pavilion UAE