Alan Abdulkader, born in Kurdistan – armed with a degree in Architecture from WSU, and a resident of Seattle – is a practicing architect and activist artist.
From a background steeped in political uncertainty and turmoil, Alan’s art surfaces the deep emotions of identity, memory, and the body’s traces within space. The search for the body’s memory in space and how the body is woven into being part of its environment that creates traces, and how turn into lost and silence moments in time. As humans move forward, what we leave behind and how we are able to speak of our memories in relation to the physical environment that we occupy.
This project intertwines with painting by questioning why photography needs to be the medium of traditional documentation and why should it require a realistic appearance.
On display through August 23. Appointments available by request.