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The Afghan pavilion at the 51st Biennale at Vencie 2005

by Said Ismael Noori

Lida Abdul, 2005, pp. 6-11

Banff: Banff International Curatorial Institute, 2005

Afghan artist, Lida Abdul, is the first representative from Afghanistan in the Venice Biennale. Abdul was born in Kabul,Afghanistan and left right before the Soviet invasion, she was then educated in the United States. Abdul's work combines Afghan cultural experience with Western formalist tradition and reflects her culturally diverse experiences. The article provides excerpts from her writings as well as interviews with the artist and a brief statement from the Commissioner and Curator of the Biennale.

ITEM 2005.182 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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Lida Abdul