Artist

Nadim Abbas

Born in Hong Kong, 1980 and lives in Hong Kong

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.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Nadim Abbas: New Directions
The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) presents “New Directions“, the first solo show...
19 Aug 2016 - 23 Oct 2016
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Nadim Abbas: Chimera
Antenna Space presents a solo show by the Honk Kong based artist Nadim Abbas. Abba’s practice includes...
09 Nov 2016 - 10 Jan 2017
Antenna Space
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Nadim Abbas: Camoufleur
Hong-Kong based artist Nadim Abbas is occupying the exhibition spaces of Vitrine London for his new show:...
01 Mar 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
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The Bed Collection
C&G Artpartment presents “The Bed Collection”, a group exhibition featuring the works of different...
10 Mar 2017 - 07 May 2017
C&G Artpartment
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Nadim Abbas: Poor Toy
Coinciding with Art Basel 2019, Vitrine Gallery presents solo show of Nadim Abbas, Poor Toy. In the...
11 Jun 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
Vitrine
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Phantom Plane
2019 is the setting future of the some great sci-fi films from 80s, such as Blade Runner and Akira. Living...
05 Oct 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
Tai Kwun
Art Spaces
Gallery EXIT
Galleries in Hong Kong
Vitrine
Galleries in Basel
Antenna Space
Galleries in Shanghai