Artist Talk with Diana Al-Hadid

Please join us in welcoming Diana Al-Hadid for an in-person, evening talk in anticipation of her exhibition Archive of Longings, opening at the Henry on October 2. Al-Hadid will delve into the personal archives of her creative practice, sharing insights into her process, the multiple sources that feed her work, and the sculptural projects featured within her exhibition, which span over a decade of creation. 


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Diana Al-Hadid’s work explores the interplay between the female body and the European art canon; Syrian, Muslim, and immigrant histories and mythologies; and architectural icons and the natural world. Born in 1981 in Aleppo, Syria, and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Al-Hadid creates artworks that speak to her interest in the melding of cultures and the translation of disparate narratives. Diana studied at Kent State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has held solo exhibitions at the Akron Museum of Art; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland; and Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, among others. She has shown work in group exhibitions at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada; Columbus Museum of Art; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln; Tampa Museum of Art; and Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; San Jose Museum of Art; Speed Art Museum, Louisville; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.



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