Diana Al-Hadid
Sculptor & Drawer / Scultrice e disegnatrice

Diana Al-Hadid was born in Aleppo, Syria, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She studied Sculpture and Art History at Kent State University, got her MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She works with often simple and delicate materials to create sculptures which recall architectural remains and partial classical human figures.


Honors and distinctions:

The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant
Nucci Award, USF Graphicstudio, Tampa, FL
Nimoy Foundation Award to support artist residency at USF Institute for Research in Art
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
United States Artists, Rockefeller Fellow
New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellow in Sculpture
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
Artist-in-the-Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
Residency with Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, NY
Residency at Sculpture Space, Utica, NY

Solo exhibitions include:

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
The Vanishing Point, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Trace of a Fictional Third, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Suspended After Image, Visual Arts Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Sightings: Diana Al-Hadid, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Play the Wolf Fifth, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, La Conservera, Murcia, Spain
Diana Al-Hadid: Water Thief, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

Group exhibitions include:

Diana Al-Hadid and Medardo Rosso, Workshop Arte Contemporanea, Venice, Italy
Cadavres exquis, Musèe Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France
25 Years of Arabic Creativity, Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
REORIENTED, Havremagasinet, Luleå, Sweden
Jack Helgesen Family Collection, Vigeland Museum, Oslo, Norway
Jack Helgesen Family Collection, ARCIHTECTONS, Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway
Invisible Cities, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

Sart life