Hong Kong Art: Visual Archive

Abbas, Nadim 唐納天
Name in pinyin: Tang Natian
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Place of birth: Hong Kong
Dates: 1980-
Art Medium: installation,mixed media work
Abbas obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (Sculpture) from Chelsea College of Art & Design, Master of Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong, and BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Ceramics) from Central St Martins College of Art & Design. His involvement in group exhibitions began in London in the early 2000s, and his works have since been shown in group exhibitions in Edinburgh, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, and Taipei. His first solo exhibition, Cataract, was held at Experimenta & Gallery Exit, Hong Kong in 2010. Marine Lover: A Hermatypic Romance (Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong, 2011), and Tetraphilia (Third Floor-Hermés, Singapore, 2013) are amongst Abbas’s other solo exhibitions.
Untitled (Oct 2000) (2000) Furniture, picture frames, window frame, carpet, wallpaper, playing cards, slide projection, lamp Perspective Study (2001) Wheelchair, lamp, window, black latex emulsion False Mirror Test (2002) Gelatin silver print, sink The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Again (Given: 1.Pornography 2.Electricity 3.Water) (2007) Pornographic magazine clipping, picture frame, chair, cacti, window grates, found waterfall image, 10 second loop of waterfall noises
The Hunger Artist (2008) Wire cage, cooked rice, bowl, sawdust, concealed speaker with 100 second loop of circus music and animal noises Ornament and Crime (2008) PVC tubing, ceramic “lucky balls”, laser-jet on transparency and tracing paper, water I Would Prefer Not To (Rorschach) (2009) Aluminium window frames and grates fitted with black mirrored glass 45x80cm eachThe Panther and the Vegetarian (2010) C-print, gilt frame, shelving, 40 porcelain bowls, uncooked rice grains, pencil drawing
Cataract (Victoria Falls - Main Fall/Rainbow Fall) (2010) Kinetic light boxes with Duratran print and aluminium window frames 70x85x12cm eachCataract (2010) Ceramic tiles, aluminium window frames, recycling shower system, nylon curtains, stainless steel tubing, 45min looped sound recording of Victoria Falls Marine Lover: A Hermatypic Romance (2011) Polyresin coral casts, fluorescent black lights, plywood, door frames, mirror 300x100x1800cm (dimensions variable)Afternoon in Utopia (2012) Sand, concrete, pigment prints, painted wall text, red tinted lighting Sandscape coverage approx. 46 sq/m (dimensions variable)
The Distance of the Moon (001-012) (2012) Archival pigment prints 33x33cm each2012 JA 2012 JB 2012 JC 2012 JD (2012) Archival pigment prints 33x33cm eachSatellite of ⁂ (2013) Concrete casts, custom mattress samples, X-ray view box with transparency, inkjet anaglyph print, spotted laurel plants, 3D glasses, CRT televisions, dollies Holy Mt I, II, III (2013) Framed inkjet print on photo paper, Tetra Brik pyramid, marshmallows, clear plastic platter, ABS plastic outdoor table and chairs, Gameboys (with Tetris cartridges)
Tetrahydrophilic (2013) Clear polyurethane resin casts Monument to Poseidon (2013) Stainless steel forks, glass aquarium, pedestal
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Contact the artist: hellonadim@gmail.com
Official artist website: http://www.nadimabbas.com/

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Last updated: 3 July, 2020.