This week, Framing Culture’s host José Teixeira invited Faisal Abdu’Allah, professor at the UW-Madison Art Department to talk about his life and work. Elaborating on the challenges of the cultural and educational British landscape, Faisal sheds light on his ongoing research and creative projects, focusing on “Dark Matter”, his remarkable solo exhibition at MMoCA, last year, curated by Leah Kolb.

Dr. Faisal Abdu’Allah (b. 1969) in London, is a contemporary artist best known for his large-scale steel prints and tapestries that explore the intersectionality of identity, Abdu’Allah has been exhibited on five continents and has participated in the Torino Biennale, the 55th Venice Biennale, and recently Aqua Art Miami. Abdu’Allah has collaborated with Sir David Adjaye, Virgil Abloh, and choreographer Frank Gatson Jr. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Mayor of London Award, NEA and The Andy Warhol Foundation. His works are in the collections of Tate Britain, the V&A Museum, MMoCA and the Chazen Museum. Abdu’Allah is the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art, and Associate Dean for the Arts in the School of Education at UW-Madison. Abdu’Allah stars in the current Netflix documentary The Fade and was recently honored as a Wisconsin Academy Fellow. He is represented by Magnolia Editions, USA, and Autograph (ABP), UK.