Abdalla Basher is a Sudanese painter and visual artist. He was born in Wad Madne in 1979.
He graduated from the College of Fine & Applied Arts at the University of Sudan University in 2014. Since then he has been part of several group and solo exhibitions and workshops in Sudan and abroad including Ethiopia, Egypt, Dubai and Uganda.
Basher is an abstract artist who uses acrylic colors and includes a variety of techniques in his practice, including collages. His extensive travels within northern and eastern Africa have been instrumental to the nature of his work, as he is inspired by life and the people around him. As an engaged artist, he has contributed to the great appreciation of contemporary culture in the region. He has participated in several workshops that intersect art with social causes such as children’s rights, development and free expression organized by IOM, Save the Children and other leading global organizations.
During his career, Basher has participated in several group and solo exhibitions. In Khartoum, his work has been exhibited at the Goethe Institute, the French Cultural Center, Sudan National Museum and Shams Art Gallery among others. His work has been included in exhibitions in galleries and cultural centers around the world, the two most recent exhibits being at Al Mashrabiya Art Gallery and Access Gallery in Cairo. He has received multiple awards for his work, including the second prize from the National Council for Culture And Arts of Khartoum 2008 and a second prize - National Unity, from the Ministry of arts and Culture of Khartoum in 2009.
In early 2021, Basher was welcomed by the city of Örebro as an ICORN artist in residence. You can follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/abdalla_basher1/.