In poet and conceptual artist Abdullah Al Othman’s artistic practice, incipient impulses develop into multimedia works incorporating text, videos, public interventions, and installations. His works often take the form of inquiries into a wide range of elusive concepts or experiences, like the notion of faith, the sound and sensation of wind over desert dunes, or the invisible wounds inflicted through methods of “noise” torture, that are difficult to perceive or understand through straightforward investigations or representations. With thoughtful examinations of marginalized ideas, spaces and existences at the fringes of society, Al Othman retrieves obscured or abandoned narratives and repositions them at the center of the collective consciousness.possibilities and meanings.


Saudi – Riyadh

In 2022 Desert X AlUla Curated By Reem Fadda, Raneem Farsi and Neville Wakefield

In 2021 Diriyah Biennale Feeling The Stones Curated By Philip Tinari

In 2021 Solo Show Sharjah Museum Islamic Art Festival

In 2020 Light Upon Light curated By Susan Davidson, Raneem Farsi

In 2019 Experiment 0.3 by Misk institute, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

In 2019 Zamakan by Candida Pestana, king abdulaziz center for world culture

In 2018 winter at tantora by Royal Commission for Al-Ula

In 2018 The Unspoken word curated by Rahul Gudipudi’s CISA by Khoj International Artists’ Association and Goethe-Institut. India New Delhi

In 2018 Tanween curated by king abdulaziz center for world culture – Ithra .

In 2017 Desert / Delta – curated by Dr. Leslie Leubers & Warren Perry, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN .

In 2017 Cities of Conviction – curated by Jared Steffensen, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT .

In 2017 Epicenter X – curated by Devon Akmon, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI .

In 2017 Letters – curated by Jumana Ghouth, Athr Art Platform Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia .

In 2017 Safar – curated by Sam Bardaouil & Till Fellrath, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia .

In 2015 Postlude Volume 1: The Post Oriental Odyssey – curated by Mo Reda, The Mine, Dubai, UAE .

In 2015 Fast Forward – curated by Bashar Al Shroogi, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

In 2015 Unity – curated by Gharem Studio, A Quincy House Art Exhibition, US Embassy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2014 Caravan – International . Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Artheerenveenart, Netherlands

In 2013 Rhizoma – curated by Sara Raza & Ashraf Fayadh, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy .

In 2013. Caravan – International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Castello della Rancia, Tolentino, Italy .

In the Name of Peace – curated by Amira Behbahani, Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait .

In 2013 Mostly Visible – curated by Ashraf Fayadh, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia