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Sundus Abdul Hadi
There is always a beginning. I reflect my ancestry and hope to do it justice by continuing to survive creatively. The complexity of our post-modern lives has both limited and made limitless our capabilities to reference our past. While many of us are blessed with mobility and migration, we are similarly plagued with displacement, political corruption and social status-quos. We flock to museums and gawk over our inherited histories, spiritually disconnected from the artifacts ...Keep Reading »
Sundus Abdul Hadi was born to Iraqi parents in the UAE and raised in Montreal, Canada. She received both a BFA in Studio Art & Art History from Concordia University, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Communication Studies. As a multimedia artist, Abdul Hadi works mostly with painting, collage, sound, and digital art. Collaboration, community and social empowerment are important to her, and she has taught visual arts workshops to youth in Iraq and Australia. Her work has been exhibited in the UAE, Palestine, Canada and the US, with solo shows of her multimedia painting-sound series "Warchestra" held in Toronto, Ottawa, and also in Montreal as part of the Arab Winter exhibit. As co-owner of multimedia label, The Medium, Abdul Hadi often collaborates with hip hop artist/educator The Narcicyst on various projects as curator, multimedia/art director.
"There is no neutral ground to stand on, and any space for critical distance has narrowed. The stakes are enormous; differences of perspective now feed into matters of life and death... Nuance invites accusations of complicity. To evoke a perception is to be associated with it."click | email | tweet