Lida Abdul is a video artist and performance artist from Afghanistan. She was born as Lida Abdullah in Kabul in 1973, fled the country as a child during the Soviet Invasion and went on to live in Germany then the United States.

Her most recent work has been featured at the 2005 Venice Biennale, Kunsthalle Vienna, Museum of Modern Art Arnhem Netherlands and Miami Cantral, CAC Centre d’art contemporain de Brétigny and Frac Lorraine Metz, France. She has also exhibited in festivals in Mexico, Spain, Germany, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Afghanistan.

In 2006 she was selected as a Prince Claus Award laureate.In 2007 she shared the first prize in the visual arts category of the UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts, for her contribution to the 8th Sharjah Biennale.

Lida Abdul
Lida Abdul
Kabul, 1973

Past Exhibitions

Too Early Too Late

22/01/2015 — 12/04/2015

Mario Merz Prize: Finalists Exhibition

Fondazione Merz 29/01/2015 — 12/04/2015

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Kabul Country of birth: Afghanistan Date of birth: 1973 Lives in: USA