Shadi Al-Atallah b. 1994

Shadi Al-Atallah is a multi-disciplinary artist studying painting at the RCA. Their life-sized distorted self-portraits explore mental health, queerness and racial identity, inspired by spiritual practices, family history and their childhood in Saudi Arabia.


Al-Atallah graduated from Camberwell College of Art in 2018, and is currently completing an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London. Solo exhibitions include Fuck I’m Stuck (J. Hammond Projects, London, 2019); Roadblocks (Cob Gallery, London, 2018). Group exhibitions include Full English, curated by DATEABLE ART (London, 2019); SHARKS, Swim Gallery (San Francisco, USA, 2018); The People Art Resistance (Part of the AfroPunk takeover, 198 Contemporary Arts, London, 2018). Public commissions include LDN WMN (curated by Tate Collective x Mayor of London, Tate Modern, London, 2018). In 2018, Al-Atallah was invited to speak on a panel of artists as part of Insights: Beyond Gender - a talk organised by Tate  Modern which explored gender and representation for artists today.  Al-Atallah’s work is included in The Dean Collection, USA; The Underdog Collection, Italy and the A4 Arts Foundation, South Africa.