Born in 1985 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Lives and works in Riyad, Saudi Arabia.


In poet and conceptual artist Abdullah Al Othman’s artistic practice, incipient impulses develop into multimedia works incorporating text, videos, public interventions, and installations. His works often take the form of inquiries into a wide range of elusive concepts or experiences, like the notion of faith, the sound and sensation of wind over desert dunes, or the invisible wounds inflicted through methods of “noise” torture, that are difficult to perceive or understand through straightforward investigations or representations. With thoughtful examinations of marginalized ideas, spaces and existences at the fringes of society, Al Othman retrieves obscured or abandoned narratives and repositions them at the center of the collective consciousness.