Zakia el Abodi (1983), artist living and working in Amsterdam. Graduated from the Fine Arts department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2009. She makes drawings, photographs, objects, performances and installations. Her work arises from a constant search for images of imaginary worlds, nature and the universe. Returning motifs are circles, spirals, plants and insects. El Abodi's visual references coincide with her interest in energy, spirituality and cosmological patterns.


2015 Movement guidance/teaching 'Lazy body postures' for the 'Laziness' project in kunsthuis Syb by Mounira A Solh and Rumiko Hagiwara.
2013 Site specific sculpture/audio installation. Lijdensweg Amsterdam.
2010 Performance Missing and visual works (performers: Zakia el Abodi, Astarti Athanasiadou, Laura Witzleben). 'Where in this world could i go?' groupshow.
Von cirne, Cologne.
2010 'Inanimate Auras' site-specific installation, Amsterdam
2010 Magpie music dance/Katie Duck. Collaborative dance works/performances.
2009 'Unrealistic Expectations' exhibition.
Fitzrovia pop up space, London
2008 'Belicht' group show with: Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Zakia el Abodi, Yasmijn Karhof, Rumiko Hagiwara. Gallery de Expeditie, Amsterdam
2008 'Evil' show oude kerk, Amsterdam
2008 Graduation show Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

Relevant extra's

'Magpie umbrella' apprentice (improvisation towards choreography), Amsterdam 2010
Performance/dance works with: Sharon Smith, Makiko ito, Sylvain Meret, Katie duck.
Bodyweather technique, Amsterdam
Lester Horton technique, 7 years of training