Eddie Abd lives and works on the traditional lands of the Darug and Gundungurra peoples and pays her respects to their elders, past, present and emerging. 

 

In her multi media practice she explores how diasporic cultural identities are constructed and consumed in various socio-political environments.

Her video and digital print works often feature composite characters inhabiting remixed spaces and engaging in heightened acts of identity performance. 

Born in Lebanon in 1979, Eddie studied Fine Arts (Painting) at the Lebanese University.

After immigrating to Australia in 2001 she completed a Bachelor of Digital Media at the University of New South Wales (COFA).

She works in Western Sydney on arts projects with diverse communities and artists as a producer and facilitator. 

eddieabd@gmail.com

 

Awards

2021         Shortlisted Artist for the 2021 Create NSW Emerging Artist Fellowship 

2021         The 66th Blake Prize - Winner of the Emerging Artist Award 

2019         Blacktown Art Prize, Finalist 

2019         Fisher’s Ghost Art Awards, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Finalist

2018         Cumberland Art and Photography Prize, Finalist

2018         Fisher’s Ghost Art Awards, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Finalist

2018         Illustrator in Residence at Pinerolo Cottage (Supported by WestWords)

Solo Exhibitions

2021         52 Actions (Instagram page), Artspace, May 3 - 9, Link to page

2020         In Their Finery, Firstdraft Gallery

2015         “What’s the English Equivalent of Aram?”, Peacock Gallery

Group Exhibitions

2021         This Changes Everything, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre,  8 May - 20 Jun.

2021         Blue Mountains Portraits 

2019         Under The Tree, multimedia collective performance, Arab Theatre Studio

2019         Everyday Madonna, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

2018         Family Slide Night, Arab Theatre Studio