Awareness Post #4 - Diana al-Hadid

Diana al-Hadid is a Syrian-born contemporary artist based in Brooklyn. She primarily works in sculpture and installation pieces. Much of her work bridges her Western reality and Middle Eastern upbringing. Al-Hadid is also influenced by her identity as a Muslim woman.


Image via  Frist Art Museum


  • BA in Art History from Kent State University in 2003

  • BFA in Sculpture from Kent State University in 2003

  • MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005

Gallery Representation

  • Marianne Boesky Gallery

Her Work is in Collections at…

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

  • Whitney Museum of American Art

  • Saatchi Collection, London

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

  • Judith Rothschild Foundation, New York

  • DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park

Nolli's Orders , 2012

Nolli's Orders, 2012

“My work isn’t really one decision that’s stable—it’s a lot of interwoven and fluctuating decisions.”
— Diana al-Hadid, Art21
Diana Al-Hadid, “The Arches of Old Penn Station” (2018), image via  Hyperallergic

Diana Al-Hadid, “The Arches of Old Penn Station” (2018), image via Hyperallergic

CV Highlights

  • Jameel Sculpture Commission Finalist, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK - 2016

  • Artist-in-Residence at Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy - 2014

  • The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Grant for Painters and Sculptors - 2011

  • Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant -2009

  • Vermont Studio Center Residency and Fellowship, Johnson, NY - 2006

  • Sculpture Space Residency in Utica, NY - 2005

I was interested most in al-Hadid’s work since i knew that she graduated from VCU. After looking into her pieces and her process, I found myself really taken with her pieces and her art practice. I have followed her on her Instagram and will be sure to keep up with her career.

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