DUBAI.- Lawrie Shabibi
announced the representation of artist Rand Abdul Jabbar (b. 1990, Baghdad).
Abdul Jabbar was awarded the Richard Mille Art Prize by Louvre Abu Dhabi in 2022. She received a Master of Architecture from Columbia University in 2014 where she was awarded the William Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize.
Rand Abdul Jabbar borrows from the vestiges and ephemera of history to produce reconstructions of accumulations of past events as they intersect with personal experience. Exploring her relationship to place and landscape while in a state of displacement, Abdul Jabbar contests individual and collective memory while engaging with legacies of archaeology, mythology and material culture through extensive research within archives and museum collections. Employing sculpture, writing, video and installation as primary mediums, herwork unfolds through an experiential dialogue between recollection and re-imagination, inventing a set of anchors that facilitate there-telling and adaptation of the past into a site for the reclamation of agency and affirmation of identity.
Recent and upcoming group exhibitions include A Permanent Nostalia for Departure, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati (forthcoming, 2023); And the Mirrors Are Many, 421, Abu Dhabi (2023); Icon. Iconic: Richard Mille Art Prize, Louvre Abu Dhabi (2022); For the Pheonix to find its form in us. On Restitution, Rehabilitation and Reparation, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (2021); Phantom Limb, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai (2019); This Lands Unknown, Biennale dArchitecture dOrleans (2019); and An Instant Before the World, Biennale dart contemporain de Rabat (2019).
Rand Abdul Jabbar is currently based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.