• RASAMMA

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

  • SAMSOSANOMICS

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

  • SUBURBAN POETRY I

    2015, Limited Edition Print on Canvas, 27 x 36″

  • GUNAPALA

    2014, Limited Edition Print on Archival Photo Paper, 46cm x 61cm

  • HUMANZ

    2014, Limited Edition Canon Lucia Ink on Enhanced Matt Archival Paper, 61cm x 92cm

  • SUBURBAN POETRY V

    2017, Limited Edition Enhanced Matt Archival Paper, 25.5cm x 34cm

  • SUBURBAN POETRY VII

    Abdul Halik Azeez, SUBURBAN POETRY VII, 2017, Enhanced Matt Archival Paper, 25.5cm x 34cm

  • SUBURBAN POETRY VIII

    2017, Limited Enhanced Matt Archival Paper, 25.5cm x 34cm

  • SUBURBAN POETRY X

    2017, Limited Edition Enhanced Matt Archival Paper, 25.5cm x 34cm

  • SUBURBAN POETRY VI

    2017, Limited Edition Enhanced Matt Archival Paper, 25.5cm x 34cm

  • TURN ON

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

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.

 

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

2019 Contemporary Sri Lankan Art: A Cross Section | Theertha Art Collective, Colombo
2019  It’s About Time | Traveling History Museum, Sri Lanka
2019  Colomboscope |Colombo, Sri Lanka
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 Conceiving Virtual Space | Curated by Saskia Fernando | ArtSpaceSriLanka.com
2016 Colombo Art Biennale: Conceiving Space | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Liminal Space: Reconfiguring Identity and Place through Contemporary Art | JDA Perera  Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Wings Festival | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Erimea | Wilderness Amorgos Art Residency, Amorgos, Greece
2016 Cinnamon Colomboscope | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Disambiguation | Curated by Saskia Fernando | Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
2015 Cinnamon Colomboscope | Curated by Menika Van der Poorten & Natasha Ginwala | Rio Cinema, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015  Watch This Space | Curated by Sanjana Hattotuwa & Saskia Fernando | Park Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Religious Intolerance and Islamophobia in Post-war Sri Lanka | Groundviews, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2014 Java Lane: Vanishing with Old Colombo | Picture Press Online

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Colombedouin | Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka


Group Exhibitions

2019 Contemporary Sri Lankan Art: A Cross Section | Theertha Art Collective, Colombo
2019  It’s About Time | Traveling History Museum, Sri Lanka
2019  Colomboscope |Colombo, Sri Lanka
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 Conceiving Virtual Space Curated by Saskia Fernando | ArtSpaceSriLanka.com
2016 Colombo Art Biennale: Conceiving Space | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Liminal Space: Reconfiguring Identity and Place through Contemporary Art | JDA Perera  Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Wings Festival | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Erimea | Wilderness Amorgos Art Residency, Amorgos, Greece
2016 Cinnamon Colomboscope | Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Disambiguation | Curated by Saskia Fernando | Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
2015 Cinnamon Colomboscope | Curated by Menika Van der Poorten & Natasha Ginwala | Rio Cinema, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015  Watch This Space Curated by Sanjana Hattotuwa & Saskia Fernando | Park Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2015 Religious Intolerance and Islamophobia in Post-war Sri Lanka | Groundviews, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2014 Java Lane: Vanishing with Old Colombo | Picture Press Online
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