Monographs

Photography

Penumbra

(36 pages, 8.5" x 11").

AA's work in magazine  

AASCAPES

(100 pages, 8.5" x 11").

Photography

Lost Traces | A Photographic Narrative

(92 pages, 8" x 10").

Thesis

Absence | Silence

(160 pages, 8" x 10").

Architecture

Mono 01 / A Search for Architecture  

(82 pages, 8" x 10").

Student's Portfolio

Green River College 

(200 pages, 7" x  7").

Essays

8 Essays of Architecture Intervention

(60 pages, 7" x 17").

Digital Illustrations

Body Memory Space

(60 pages, 7" x  7").

Sketches

Lines of Mind 

(118 pages, 7" x  7").

Art book

7 identities

(120 pages, 11" x  13").

Fiction/Poetry

Listen to Silence

(140 pages, 5" x 8").

 

About

Alan Abdulkader was born in Kurdistan, his areas of study lie between art, architecture, and writing. Alan practice architecture in Seattle and have taught art design courses with silver gelatin photography and soon will  teach architecture fundamental and abstract design course at Green River College Fine Arts..

 

Coming from a background steeped in political uncertainty and turmoil has impacted his visual creations and writings. Those moments have become visible in his art, writing, and part of his architecture where he regenerated the atrocities of Halabja and the political border of Kurdistan. His artwork illustrates the issues of identity, memory, and the body's traces within space. Alan continuously researches and practices conceptual art and architecture, and writes on related topics. He also writes short fictions and poems as part of his inner exploration process and fantasizes a virtual world by blurring the lines between visual and text.

Exhibitions (selected):

 

Solo:

2018:  Body's Memory | Kolva-Sulavan Gallery | Spokane, WA

2017:  Ephemeral Text | Pierce College, Puyallup, WA

2014:  Land(e)scape | AA's collective work | Axis Gallery | Seattle, WA
2013:  Body Topography | Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA
2013:  Body's Memory | Pierce College, Puyallup, WA
2011:  Absence, Silence and Topographic Politics | South Seattle C, Seattle, WA
2011:  Oblivion | Kolva-Sulavan Gallery, Spokane, WA
2010:  Architecture Thesis | WSU Fine Arts Gallery III, Pullman, WA

 

Group:
2013:  Sketch competition entry selected | Fordham University Center Gallery, New York, NY
2012:  Oblivion | Green River College, Auburn, WA
2012:  Identity Search | ArtsWest, Seattle, WA
2011:  TIMEless, Exploring the 4D space | Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
2010:  Space 11 | Woodbury University Hollywood, Burbank, CA

Text (selected):

Essay:

Citiest

Essay 

The Suprematism
Research proposal  

The Aperture Space
Design as Parsley
The Inauthentic Architecture of Kurdistan
Funeral Architecture
The Pianist
Architecture and Urbanism of Dubai

Fiction:

Act of Treasons

The Architect

Trace of the Seeds
Nazz Walking

Ashes of Silence

Nations of Ignominy

4:10

 

News

2020/04: Published piece in Crosscurrents journal distributed by WCCHA

2020/01: Alan's artwork will be presented by Gallery104 | New York, NY.

2020/01: Alan's artwork will be presented by Gray Gallery | Seattle, WA.

2019/12: New project, Autumn's of Memory

2019/11: New poetry/fiction book completed, Listen to Silence, 150 pgs, 5x8

2019/10: AASCAPES 2010-2019 art monograph completed, 7identities, 112 pgs, 11x13

2018/08: Body's Memory Exhibition at Kolva Gallery | Spokane, WA.

2018/06: Alan accepted an architectural position in Workshop AD, Seattle.

2018/06: Monograph, Listen to Silence, Fiction | Poetry

2018/05: AASCAPES Magazine

2018/01: AASCAPES updated website released

2017/04: New digital media project released, 

2017/06: Exhibition, Space of Light/Ephemeral Text at Pierce College | reception Wed. July 12th 

2016/03: Teaching Position, Green River College, Auburn, WA 

2015/09: Architecture Position, Eerkes Architects | Bainbridge Island, WA

2015/07: Photography Project, Space of Light 

2015/03: Monograph, Lines of Mind architectrual sketches

2015/03: Monograph, 8 Essays of Architecture Intervention

2015/03: Monograph, Lost Traces 4 photography projects

2015/02: Added, New Work } Architecture, Photography, Furniture, Monograph

2015/02: Monograph, Mono/01| post-graduate achitecture projects 

2014/01: Exhibition, Land(E)scape at Axis Gallery | Seattle, WA

2013/06: Position, Intern Architect at PJA Architects + Landscape Architects.

2013/06: Exhibition, Body's Memory at Pierce College | reception Wed. July 17th 

2013/03: Exhibition, won sketche competition entry at Fordham University Center Gallery in New York, NY.

2012/10: Exhibition, Topography at Highline Community College |  Des Moines, WA.

2012/07: Alan is Appointed to the Auburn Arts Commission  | volunteer position.

2012/04: Publication, Thesis Monograph | Gestalten, Online Creative Site.

2012/06: Exhibition, Oblivion at Green River College.

2012/12: Exhibition, Identity Search at Artswest | Seattle, WA.

2011/09: Teaching, Photography and Design at Green River College

2011/09: Exhibition, Thesis at South Seattle Community College.

2011/05: Art Commission, Washington State University Magazine.

2011/05: Exhibition, won 4D architecture competition, at Pacific Design Center, CA.

2011/04: Exhibition, won 2D3D competition, at Woodbury University, CA

2011/04: 4d/space, digital intervention of architecture spaces.

2011/04: Published, Photography & Architecture, in Landescapes Journal.  

2011/03: Published,Border, in Pacific NW Inlander magazine. 

2011/03: Exhibition, Thesis at Kolva-Sullivan Gallery in Spokane WA.

2010/10: Masters in Architecture, from Washington State University School of Architecture.

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