The original sculpture by the renowned Syrian-American artist.Read more
This book marks the occasion of Diana AI-Hadid’s first solo exhibition in the Arab world, where she is well known and appreciated, and presents her monumental sculpture Phantom Limb (2014).
Al-Hadid’s work stands apart from much contemporary art via its explicit engagement with art history and architecture, particularly that of Renaissance and Classical periods, a fact that this book explores in depth.
Diana Al-Hadid (b. 1981) is a Syrian-American artist who lives and works in New York, whose works of ephemeral materiality have gained international acclaim. At once enigmatic and monumental, her unconventional use of materials such as polymer gypsum, wax and gold leaf are fused with filtered references of visual histories, ranging from Hellenistic sculpture and Greek and Arab mythology, to Northern Renaissance painting. Diana AI-Hadid received a BFA from Kent State University, MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been included in numerous international group exhibitions.
Key Selling Points
• Al-Hadid’s works have been acquired by a number of institutions and public collections, including DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX and Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Al-Hadid is represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.
Maya Allison is founding Director of the Art Gallery and Chief Curator at New York University Abu Dhabi. The NYUAD Art Gallery is a non-commerciai museum-gallery with a program encompassing contemporary and historical exhibitions. She came to NYUAD from her position as Curator at Brown University’s David Winton Beli Gallery. She has also held positions as Program Director of the city-wide, international new media showcase Pixi