Diana Al-Hadid

lives and works in Brooklyn, New York NY

Biography

1981
born in Aleppo, Syria

2007
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan ME

2005
Master Fine Arts, Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

2003
B.F.A. Sculpture, Kent State University OH
B.A. Art History, Kent State University OH
lives and works in Brooklyn, New York NY


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011
Sightings.
Nasher Sculpture Center,
Play the wolf fifth. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, La Conservera, Murcia, Spain
Diana Al Hadid: Water Thief. Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada September 3, 2011 – January 29, 2012
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas October 21, 2011 – January 15, 2012

2010
The Silk Road.
Saatchi Gallery
Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA 
La Conservera Contemporary Art Center, Murcia, Spain

2008
Reverse Collider. Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York NY

2007
Record of a mortal universe. Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York NY

2006
The Gradual Approach of My Disintegration. Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York NY
Pangaea’s Blanket (and the Slowest Descent from Grace). Visual Arts Gallery, Depauw University, Greencastle IN
The Fourth Room. Vox Populi, Philadelphia PA
Immodest Mountain. Arlington Arts Center, Washington D.C.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012
Litt av en samling. Jack Helgesen Family Collection. The Vigeland Museum, Oslo, Norwa
Arkitektoner - Jack Helgesen Family Collection. Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway

2010
The Silk Road.
Saatchi Gallery
Does the Angle Between Two Walls Have a Happy Ending. (curated by Ishmael Randall Weeks)

Frederica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy
The Future of Tradition - The Tradition of Future 100 Years After the Exhibition "Masterpieces of Muhammadan Art" in Munich,
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

2009
Disorientation II: The Rise and Fall of Arab Cities,
curated by Jack Persekian, Abu Dhabi 
In the Between, curated by Suzanne Egeran, Istanbul, Turkey

BAM 2009 - Next Wave Art, curated by Dan Cameron, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
New Weather: Diana Al-Hadid, Robyn O'Neil and Iva Gueorguieva, curated by David Norr, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa FL
Watou 2009, Watou, Belgium
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, Academy of Arts & Letters, New York NY
Sharjah Biennial 9, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Unveiled: New Art From the Middle East. The Saatchi Gallery, London

2008
The Station 2008. (curated by Shamim Momin and Nate Lowman) Midblock East, Miami FL
Anthology. Otero Plassart, Los Angeles CA
Schwarze Galle, roter Saft. Aspekte des Melancholischen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst.(curated by Oliver Zybok) b05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur (Catalogue)

2007
Blood Meridian. (curated by David Hunt), Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin
Agitation and Repose. (curated by Gregory Volk and Sabine Russ), Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York NY
Changing Climate, Changing Colors-24 contemporary Muslim Artists. (curated by Mareena W. Daredia and Martin Dust), Henry Street Settlement, New York NY

2006
The Small Sculpture Show. Sculpture Space, Utica NY
Mutiny. (curated by David Hunt), The Happy Lion, Los Angeles CA
The Sanctuary and the Scrum. (curated by David Hunt), Black and White Gallery, New York
AIM 26. Bronx Museum, Bronx, New York

 

SELECTED BOOKS AND CATALOGUES

2009
Provisions. Sharjah, UAE: Sharjah Biennial and Bidoun, 2009.
Unveiled: New Art From The Middle East. London, UK: Saatchi Gallery, 2009.

2008
Zybok, Oliver. Black Bile, Red Humour--Aspects of Melancholy in Contemporary Art.
Germany: Die Deutsch Bibliothek, 2008.

2006
AIM 26. Bronx, NY: Bronx Museum, 2006.

 

SELECTED ARTICLES

2009
Kwon, Liz Yisun. „Art & Space: Diana Al-Hadid.“ Bob. May 2009: 138-141.
Reisenfeld, Robin. „The Labyrinth in the Tower: A Conversation with Diana Al-Hadid.“ Sculpture. March 2009: 24-31.
Barakat, Alexander. „Baring the Middle East.“ Review of Unveiled:
Tomforde, Anna. „Islamic art a ‚taboo buster.‘“ Review of Unveiled: The International Herald Tribune
Wolf, Rachel. „Artists to Watch.“ ARTnews. January 2009: 86-87.

2008
Thorpe, Vanessa. „Record crowds for China art show.“ The Observer (online) 14 December 2008
Douglas, Sarah. „Weekend Picks: Luis Gispert in Miami.“ Artinfo. (online) 4 December 2008Rosenberg, Karen. „Diana Al-Hadid: Reverse Collider.“ Review of Reverse Collider, by Diana Al-Hadid, at Perry Rubenstein Gallery. The New York Times. 3 October 2008: E35.
Cohen, David. „Frozen Instants of Failure.“ The New York Sun. 18 September 2008: 23.
Cohen, David. „Painting‘s Post-Feminist Form & Sculpture‘s Matron Saint.“ The New York Sun. (online) 17 September 2008: S3.Amir, Yaelle. „Reverse Collisions.“ ArtSlant. 14 September 2008

2007
Wolff, Rachel. „Artist Diana Al-Hadid‘s Stairway to Heaven.“ Review of Record of a Mortal Universe, by Diana Al-Hadid, at Perry Rubenstein Gallery. New York Magazine (online). 7 November 2007
Al-Hadid, Diana. „Diana Al-Hadid.“ NY Arts Magazine (online). November-December 200
Cotter, Holland. „Agitation and Repose.“ Review of Agitation and Repose, at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.
The New York Times (online). 10 August 2007
Baker, R.C. „Best in Show.“ Review of Agitation and Repose, at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. The Village Voice. 1-7 August 2007: 55

2006
Stone, Billy. „Going Down to Chinatown.“ Los Angeles Entertainment Today. 10-16 November 2006: 6.
Genocchio, Benjamin. „For Hopeful Artists, the Search to Be Just Themselves.“ The New York Times (online). 9 April 2006
Rockwell, Steve. „A Stir in Richmond, Virginia.“ D‘Art International (online). Winter-Spring 2006.

2005
O‘Sullivan, Michael. „New Sensations.“ The Washington Post (online). 19 August 2005

 

 

 

 

 

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

 2009
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Sculpture

2007
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY
Residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2006
Artist-in-the-Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, NY

2005
Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, NY

 

RESIDENCIES

2007
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Skowhegan NY

2006
Sculpture Space. Utica NY
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT

2005
Sculptor-in-Residence at AnnMarie Sculpture Park, Solomon