Meet the Author
Rand Abdul Jabbar
Rand Abdul Jabbar borrows from and reconstructs the ephemera of place, history and memory, employing design, sculpture and installation as primary mediums of operation. Examining and engaging with historic, cultural, and archeological narratives, she interrogates the fragility of tangible heritage to create and compose forms that draw on artifacts, architecture, and mythology. Simultaneously, she explores and contests with individual and collective memory to produce fragmentary reconstructions of historic events and past experiences. Her work has been exhibited at Shubbak Festival (UK), SAVVY Contemporary (Germany), Rabat Biennale (Morocco), Biennale d'Architecture d'Orléans (France), Abu Dhabi Art, Warehouse 421, NYU Abu Dhabi and Jameel Arts Centre (UAE). Abdul Jabbar has participated in residencies with the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (Singapore), Warehouse 421, the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, Tashkeel, and the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation (UAE). She also maintains a writing practice and has contributed texts to Monumental Shadows (Art Jameel), the Kuwait Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Bayn Journal, WTD Magazine and Warehouse 421. Abdul Jabbar received a Master of Architecture from Columbia University in 2014.
Works by the Author
Architecture of the Territory: Constructing National Narratives in the Arab World
Co-published with Collective for Architecture