Diana Al-Hadid


Profile_Diana Al-Hadid

Diana Al-Hadid (b. 1981) was born in Aleppo, Syria and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her interest in process has led Al-Hadid to explore materials such as fiberglass and polymer gypsum, a modified form of the mineral used in plaster and wallboard. Through a meticulous drip-layering process, she arrives at what the artist describes as “a blend between fresco and tapestry”; an intriguingly organic woven surface where material, process and content seem to become one, and void is as meaningful as mass. Al-Hadid's works often allude to mythological figures drawn from world literature and classical art and architecture as in Woven Woman, whose centrally framed female figure recalls Renaissance depictions of the Madonna. Al-Hadid's work has been exhibited at the Frist Art Museum and Cheekwood Garden, Nashville, TN; The Bronx Museum of Arts, Bronx, NY; Madison Square Park, New York; and the Lahore Biennale, Lahore, Pakistan, among others.