• Rasamma

    2015, Limited Edition Print on Canvas, 36 x 36″, 18 x 18″, 9 x 9″

  • Serious Refreshment

    2015, Canon Lucia Ink on Enhanced Matte Archival Paper, 23 x 29″

  • Turn On

    2014, Canon Lucia Ink on Matte Archival Paper, 24 x 24″

  • Samosanomics

    2014, Print on Canvas, 18 x 18″

  • Invisible People II

  • Madrasa Boys

    2014, Limited Edition Print on Canvas, 18 x 13″

  • Sub-urban Poetry

    2015, Print on Canvas, 27 x 36″

  • Invisible People I

ABDUL HALIK AZEEZ b.1985

 

Abdul Halik Azeez began his career as a strategy consultant, newspaper and citizen journalist thereafter working as an independent researcher focusing on hate speech and critical discourse analysis. His photojournalistic work began as a researcher in which he used social media as a platform to publish his work and narrative. Following his exhibition in 2014 he began to merge his work as researcher and artist using photo reportage to capture images that document the change in contemporary Sri Lanka with a focus on the social and cultural lives of minorities and urban residents residing in slum areas. The work he confronts as a researcher has become a direct influence on his portfolio, documenting the lives of those experiences first-hand effects of development and often those involved in trade with higher vulnerability or risk. Using a critical viewpoint, he explores the environment around him to create works that frame a dialect between the real and conceptual.

Recently, Kerosene Digital spoke to Azeez about his captivating photographs – find the article here: http://www.kerosene.digital/sri-lankan-photographer-abdul-halik-azeez-decolonial-thinking-storytelling/

 

Education

2017 MA English Literature and Linguistics, University Of Granada, Granada, Spain
2010 MA Financial Economics, University Of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2009 BBA International Business & Management, Northwood University, Colombo

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Colombedouin | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka


Group Exhibitions

2018 52 Artists, 52 Actions | Art Space, Sydney, Australia
2018 Borderland Brokers | SOAS, Colombo, Sri Lanka / Kathmandu, Nepal / London, UK
2018 Intimate Histories Collective | New Delhi, India
2018 Embodying Power | Sapumal Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2017 Coast and Concrete | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2017 Cinnamon Colomboscope | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2017 In Search for Stillness | Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, UK
2017 The Place in the End | The Art Foundation, Athens, Greece
2016 Young Sub-Continent | Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, India
2016 Colombo Art Biennale | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Wings Festival | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Erimea | Wilderness Amorgos Art Residency, Amorgos, Greece
2016 Cinnamon Colomboscope | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Disambiguiation | Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
2015 Cinnamon Colomboscope | Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Colombedouin | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka


Group Exhibitions

2018 52 Artists, 52 Actions | Art Space, Sydney, Australia
2018 Borderland Brokers | SOAS, Colombo, Sri Lanka / Kathmandu, Nepal / London, UK
2018 Intimate Histories Collective | New Delhi, India
2018 Embodying Power | Sapumal Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2017 Coast and Concrete | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2017 Cinnamon Colomboscope | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2017 In Search for Stillness | Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, UK
2017 The Place in the End | The Art Foundation, Athens, Greece
2016 Young Sub-Continent | Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, India
2016 Colombo Art Biennale | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Wings Festival | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Erimea | Wilderness Amorgos Art Residency, Amorgos, Greece
2016 Cinnamon Colomboscope | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Disambiguiation | Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
2015 Cinnamon Colomboscope | Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Saskia Fernando Gallery