Nadim Abbas (b. 1980, Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong based installation artist. Abbas received his BFA from London’s Chelsea College of Art & Design and MPhil from the University of Hong Kong Department of Comparative Literature. He teaches at the City University Hong Kong School of Creative Media and the Hong Kong Art School/ RMIT University.
Nadim Abbas examines the structural and political properties of images and their precarious relationship with reality. Revolving around the psychological influences of kitsch and cliché, his sculptural installations are immersive environments of ambiguous forms. Frequently incorporating objects from flea markets and dollar shops, casting, animation and photography, ABBAS weaves together extensive research with sophisticated visual manoeuvres to destabilise our perception of space.
Nadim Abbas has exhibited extensively worldwide in many private and public art spaces. Among his recent solo shows there are: Zone (1), The Armory Show 2014, New York, 2014; Satellite of ⁂, CL3 Architects, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2013; Tetraphilia, Third Floor Hermès, Singapore, 2013; Marine Lover – A Hermatypic Romance, Gallery EXIT, ARTHK 11, Hong Kong, 2011.
Hong Kong, 1980