I am an artist and arts worker living and working on the unceded lands of the Dharug and Gundungurra peoples.

I use the pronouns she/her and was born in Lebanon.

I use digital media and embroidery  with a focus on self representation as a tool to engage with the politics of image making and consumption. 

I was awarded the Create NSW visual arts fellowship for emerging artist 2021/2022 and in 2021 I was awarded the Blake prize (emerging artist).

I work as a creative producer at Utp and have worked at SBS radio as a broadcast journalist.

Instagram: @eddie.abd


Exhibitions + Awards + Opportunities

2023        upcoming – Solo show, Dec, details to be shared soon

2023        upcoming – Illuminate Festival – participating artist, September Friday 15, Saturday 16, Sunday 17

2023        Hands, curated event by Hannah Donnelly, Carriageworks, participating artist, 20 Jul 

2023        Artist residency at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, May 

​2023        Group Show – Okkoota, Arts House, 12 – 23 April

2023        2023 Artist in residence at Clothing Store, Carriageworks

2022       Awarded the Create NSW Emerging Visual Artist Fellowship, exhibition was held at National Art School, 24 Aug – 11 Sep

2022        Solo show – Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 16 Jul. – 4 Sep.

2022        Group show – Inland See, Grafton Regional Gallery, 9 Jul – 11 Sep

2022        Brand X – video installation in the front window of City of Sydney Creative Studios, 1 Sep – 10 Oct

2022        Group show – Blue Mountains Portraits, 22 Jan. – 20 Mar.

2022        Participant, Biennale Delegates Program, Australia Council for the Arts

2021         Awarded the 66th Blake Prize – Emerging Artist Award 

2021         52 Actions (Instagram page), Artspace, May 3 – 9, Link to page

2021         Finalist – Fisher’s Ghost Art Awards, Campbelltown Arts Centre

2021         Participating artist – Spirit of ’21 OPEN MIKE, Cementa Festival, 16 Oct.

2021         Group show -This Changes Everything, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre,  8 May – 20 Jun.

2021         Group show – Blue Mountains Portraits 

2020         Solo  show – In Their Finery, Firstdraft Gallery

2019         Group show – Under The Tree, multimedia collective performance, Arab Theatre Studio

2019         Group show – Everyday Madonna, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

2019         Finalist – Blacktown Art Prize

2019         Finalist – Fisher’s Ghost Art Awards, Campbelltown Arts Centre

2018        Group show – Family Slide Night, Arab Theatre Studio

2018        Finalist – Fisher’s Ghost Art Awards, Campbelltown Arts Centre

2015        Solo show – “What’s the English Equivalent of Aram?”, Peacock Gallery


Liverpool City Council

University of Western Sydney


Art Collector, Jan – March 2022, Cool Hunter Predictions (The artists to watch in the year ahead), written by Luke Létourneau