Abdul Rahman Anwar

Materials Library Coordinator


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Abdul Rahman is a multidisciplinary designer and a materials specialist. He has received his BFA degree in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar.

Working as the Assistant  Curator for VCUArts Qatar Materials Library, the central thread of his practice is centered around the investigation of interactive-design approach, through an amalgam of creative directions/methods/processes interweaving the analogue with the digital to inform new possibilities. In his work, Abdul research emerges from material experimentation through various concepts; collaboration and inquiries to better understand the potential of materiality, as a catalyst for creativity and innovation in the context of Design. Framed within the spectrum of material mechanics, he examines there properties, explore possibilities and push boundaries of existing materials through experimentation, fabrication and interdisciplinary collaborations. Overtime many of his projects have explored notion of merging materials with emerging technologies revealing new perspectives that inform new; or imagined possibilities.