Abdullah M.I. Syed is a Pakistani-born contemporary artist, designer and curator working between Karachi, Sydney, and New York. His art practice weaves between the narratives of east and west, bringing together art historical references and concerns from each. Syed has a PhD in Fine Arts practice (2015) and MFA (2009) from the University of New South Wales, Art & Design, Australia. He also holds a BA in Design (1999) and M.Ed. (2001) from the University of Central Oklahoma, USA. Syed has been featured in seven solo exhibitions and has exhibited in several international group exhibitions and art fairs, most notably at the Hawkesbury Art Gallery and Cross Art Project in Sydney, Yifu Gallery in Shanghai and Canvas Gallery in Karachi. His awards include the Blacktown Art Prize (2010), the UNSW Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2009), and the Individual Artist of Oklahoma Award for Installation (2003). Syed’s work for this exhibition has been supported by his residency at the Parramatta Artists Studios in Sydney, and he is represented by Aicon Gallery in New York.

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