Alan Adbulkader is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the concept of identity and memory in art and text.




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 fiction and poems as part of his inner exploration process and fantasizes about a virtual world by blurring the lines between visual and text.

Exhibitions (selected):

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

2013:  Sketch competition entry selected | Fordham University Center Gallery, New York, NY

2012:  Oblivion | Green River College, Auburn, WA2012:  Identity Search | ArtsWest, Seattle, WA
2011:  Absence, Silence and Topographic Politics | South Seattle C, Seattle, WA
2011:  Oblivion | Kolva-Sulavan Gallery, Spokane, WA

2011:  TIMEless, Exploring the 4D space | Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
2010:  Architecture Thesis | WSU Fine Arts Gallery III, Pullman, WA

2010:  Space 11 | Woodbury University Hollywood, Burbank, CA



Writing into Architecture


Space of Harmony

The Suprematism
Research proposal  

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


Act of Treasons

The Architect

Trace of the Seeds
Nazz Walking

Ashes of Silence

Nations of Ignominy


Autumn of Memory 





(36 pages, 8.5" x 11").

A Trace of work


(100 pages, 8.5" x 11").


Lost Traces | A Photographic Narrative

(92 pages, 8" x 10").


Absence | Silence

(160 pages, 8" x 10").


Mono 01 / A Search for Architecture  

(82 pages, 8" x 10").

Art book

7 identities

(120 pages, 11" x  13").


Listen to Silence

(140 pages, 5" x 8").


Writing into Architecture

(118 pages, 5" x 8").

Student's Portfolio

Green River College 

(200 pages, 7" x  7").


Lines of Mind 

(118 pages, 7" x  7").



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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