Abdullah Al Saadi is a graduate of the United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain and holds a BA degree in English Literature. He also studied Japanese painting at Kyoto Seika University in Japan. Al Saadi’s work ranges from painting, drawing, the creation of lengthy artist’s notebooks, to the collection and systemic categorisation of found objects, and the invention of new alphabets. A great affinity with nature and rural life informs his practice, which explores the changing environment as well as personal and cultural history.


Abdullah Al Saadi
Abdullah Al Saadi
Khorfakkan, 1967
United Arab Emirates

Past Exhibitions

Antarctic Pavilion

Palazzo Molin 11/05/2017 — 30/07/2017

Is Old Gold?

Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre – DUCTAC
21/02/2017 — 07/04/2017

In Search of Lost Time

Brunei Gallery, SOAS 21/01/2016 — 19/03/2016


Maraya Art Centre
01/03/2015 — 16/05/2015

Solo Shows

Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

Emirati Expressions, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Group Shows

Kunst Museum, Bonn, Germany

Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Sharjah Biennial 6, Sharjah, UAE

Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Khorfakkan Country of birth: United Arab Emirates Date of birth: 1967 Lives in: Khorfakkan