Diana Al-Hadid

Watch the recording of ART PAPERS LIVE: Diana Al-Hadid.

In conjunction with the exhibition Nothing is Stable at the Ernest G. Welch Galleriesand in partnership with the Welch School of Art & Design and the Center for Collaborative and International Arts, Georgia State University, Art Papers presents an artist talk by Diana Al-Hadid.

Diana Al-Hadid is a Syrian American artist based in New York. She has garnered international acclaim for her intricate sculptures and wall panels that combine traditional and contemporary materials and techniques. A 2020 recipient of awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Bronx Museum, she has participated in exhibitions globally, including recent biennales in Lahore, Pakistan, and Rabat, Morocco. Recent solo exhibitions include: NYUAD Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi (2016), Tulane University’s Newcomb Art Museum (2016), San Jose Museum of Art, CA (2017), Bronx Museum of Art (2018), Williams College, Williamstown, MA (2018), Mas. Sq. Art and Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York (2018) and the Frist Art Museum (2019).

Visually and thematically, Al-Hadid draws on Middle Eastern and Western cultures and iconographies, often combining and re-contextualizing wide-ranging historical sources. She has found inspiration in ancient maps, miniature painting, architectural designs and illuminated manuscripts. Her artworks are spatially complex with richly varied surfaces and hauntingly mutable forms. Despite their structural integrity and skilled fabrication, a sense of ruination pervades them.

This event is free and open to the public, but you must register on Zoom.

This project is supported by Georgia Humanities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, through funding from the Georgia General Assembly.