Nadim Abbas (b. 1980, Hong Kong, China) received his BFA from London’s Chelsea College of Art & Design (2002) and MPhil from the University of Hong Kong Department of Comparative Literature. He was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Altius Fellowship and the HK Arts Development Award (Young Artist / Visual Arts) in 2014 and was exhibited in the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art (2017/2018).
Recent solo exhibitions include: Blue Noon, Last Tango, Zurich, CH (2017); Camoufleur, VITRINE, London (2017); Chimera, Antenna Space, Shanghai (2016); The Last Vehicle, UCCA, Beijing (2016); #4, Holy Motors, HK (2016); Zone I, The Armory Show, Armory Focus: China, New York (2014); Satellite of ⁂, CL3 Architects, HK Arts Centre, HK (2013); Tetraphilia, Third Floor Hermés, Singapore (2013); and Marine Lover, ARTHK11 Special Projects (2011).
Recent group exhibitions include: Milieu, Bern, CH (2017); Only the Lonely, inCube Arts, New York (2016); China 8: Views of China, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf (2015); Triennial: Surround Audience, New Museum, New York (2015); Unseen Existence: Dialogues with the Environment in Contemporary Arts, HK Arts Centre, HK (2014); Going, going, until I meet the tide, Busan Biennale (2014); The Part In The Story Where A Part Becomes A Part Of Something Else, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2014); Apocalypse Postponed, Absolut at Art Basel Hong Kong (2014); and Where Narrative Stops, Wilkinson Gallery’, London (2013).
Abbas will be presented in the 2018 Munich Biennale in June, with the collaborative production Bubble <3 (a coproduction with Musik der Jahrhunderte Stuttgart, commissioned by the West Kowloon Cultural District; in cooperation with Connecting Spaces Hong Kong / and the Zurich University of the Arts; and the Goethe Institute Hong Kong) and has been awarded a residency at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, USA (Sept-Nov 2018).