Abdifatah Farah
About the Artist





Abdifatah Farah 





“Abdi Phenomenal” is an award-winning Somali poet, playwright, and creative director whose work explores the misplaced, displaced, and replaced stories of the African Diaspora. Abdi's mixture of poetry, prose, and dramatic monologues deal with strength and vulnerability, movement, and migration.
He attended NYU, St. Cloud State University, and St. Thomas. Abdi studied Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Art Therapy.  He was featured as an artist at the White House in 2015, Bush Foundation, Bushcon, Minneapolis Arts Institute, DePaul University “SJP,” Weisman Arts Museum, and Global Stories in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he led the Danish Somali Storytelling Project which is currently touring Scandinavia. His past productions include "Disarmed, but Dangerous" (2010), “Concerning Our Lives'' (2012), “The Chronicles Of The Diaspora” (2015), “Siyaasada Maanta,” and “The Politics Of Today” (2017).

His work was published by The Advocates for Human Rights and Minnesota Historical Society. Previously, Abdi served on the board of Made Here and was appointed by the Mayor and City Council to serve on the Minneapolis Arts Commission to advocate for arts related issues in the city of Minneapolis. Abdi lives and works in Minneapolis, MN.