Diana Al-Hadid

Lionless, 2013
Polymer gypsum, fiberglass, steel plaster, and pigment
64 x 58 x 3.25 inches


b. 1981, Aleppo, Syria
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

MFA Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

BFA Sculpture, Kent State University, Kent, OH
BA Art History, Kent State University, Kent, OH


Delirious Matter, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Delirious Matter, The Bronx Museum of Art, New York, NY
Delirious Matter, Madison Square Park, New York, NY

Falcon’s Fortress, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Liquid City, San José Museum of Art, San José, CA
Inside: Diana Al-Hadid, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Diana Al-Hadid, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

Diana Al-Hadid: Artist-in-Residence, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Phantom Limb, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
Diana Al-Hadid, curated by Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane, New Orleans, LA
Phantom Limb, NYU Abu Dhabi, University Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ground and Figures, OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Transcendences (three-person exhibition with Wang Gongxin and Lin Tianmiao), Dowd Gallery, SUNY Cortland, NY
The Fates, Secession, Vienna, Austria
Diana Al-Hadid, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
Diana Al-Hadid: Regarding Medardo Rosso (two-person exhibition with Medardo Rosso), Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

Diana Al-Hadid: Nolli’s Orders, Akron Museum of Art, Akron, OH
Diana Al-Hadid, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

The Vanishing Point, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Trace of a Fictional Third, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Suspended After Image, Visual Arts Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Sightings: Diana Al-Hadid, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Play the Wolf Fifth, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, La Conservera, Murcia, Spain
Diana Al-Hadid: Water Thief, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

Water Thief, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Reverse Collider, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY

Record of a mortal universe, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY

The Gradual Approach of My Disintegration, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY
Pangaea’s Blanket (and the Slowest Descent from Grace), Visual Arts Gallery, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
The Fourth Room, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA


Take Up Space, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
Eye to Eye: An Exhibition Benefiting Sanctuary for Families, Arsenal Contemporary, New York, NY

Sanctuary, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco, CA
Anniversary Exhibition: Galleri Brandstrup 30 Years, Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway
Social Photography V, Carriage Trade, New York, NY
Post-Election, September Gallery, Hudson, NY

Toshodaiji Temple / Diana Al-Hadid, Culture City of East Asia 2016, Nara, Japan
Material Consideration, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

In and out of Time, Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India
The Sculptor’s Eye: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from the Collection, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
BLACK / WHITE, curated by Brian Alfred, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY
GOTIKA, an official collateral event of the 56th International Venice Biennale, Glasstress 2015, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, Italy

Apocryphal Times, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, NY
#IN.TER.FER.EN.CE, The Farjam Foundation, Dubai, UAE
NOW-ism: Abstraction Today, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
Alter/Abolish/Address, as part of 5×5:2014, a project of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), Washington, D.C.
Four Decades of Drawings and Works on Paper, John Berggruen Gallery, New York, NY
Tarīqah, Barjeel Art Foundation, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF, Tampa Museum of Art,Tampa, FL
BLACK/WHITE, curated by Brian Alfred and Shay Kun, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA

10 under 40, Curated by Isabella Icoz, Istanbul ‘74, , Istanbul, TR
Levity/Gravity, Curated by Shamim M. Momin, EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL
Remainder, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
Cadavres Exquis, Museum Granet, Aix-en-Provence

It Ain’t Fair 2012, OHWOW, Miami Beach, FL
Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
Reoriented, Havremagasinet, Luleå, Sweden
Jack Helgesen Family Collection: ARCHITECTONS, Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway
Jack Helgesen Family Collection, Vigeland Museum, Oslo, Norway
Invisible Cities, Mass Moca, North Adams, MA

Printed Histories: 15 years of Exit Art portfolios, Exit Art, New York, NY
Home Alone, curated by Sarah Aibel, Adam Sender Collection, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL
Collapse, RH Gallery, New York, NY
CARAVAN, Barjeel Art Foundation, Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Night Scented Stock, curated by Todd Levin, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Outdoor Excursions, curated by Gregory Volk, BCA Center, Burlington, VT
Touchy Feely, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
Lost Paradise including Diana Al-Hadid, Mathias Kessler, and Julião Sarmento, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
One, Another, curated by Stephanie Roach, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
Disquieting Muses, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki – State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Nereden Nereye, Galeri Mana, Istanbul, Turkey
NOWNESS, Peel Gallery, Houston, TX

It Ain’t Fair 2010, exhibition design by Rafael de Cárdenas, OHWOW, Miami Beach, FL
*Run and Tell That! New work from New York, Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY
Art on Paper 2010: The 41st Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
The Silk Road, Saatchi Gallery, London and Lille, France
Paper, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Does the Angle Between Two Walls Have a Happy Ending, curated by Ishmael Randall Weeks, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy

Disorientation II, curated by Jack Persekian, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
New Weather, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
Next Wave Festival, curated by Dan Cameron, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
In the Between, curated by Suzanne Egeran, Istanbul, Turkey
Fresh From Chelsea, UF University Galleries, Gainesville, FL
Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?, curated by Joost Declercq, Watou 2009, Watou, Belgium
Sharjah Biennial 9, The Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
Unveiled: New Art From the Middle East, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

The Station 2008, curated by Shamim Momin and Nate Lowman, Miami, FL
Anthology, Otero Plassart, Los Angeles, CA
Black Bile, Red Humour: Aspects of Melancholy, curated by Oliver Zybok, Center for Arts and Culture, Montabaur, Germany

Agitation and Repose, curated by Gregory Volk and Sabine Russ, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
Blood Meridian, curated by David Hunt, Galerie Michael Janssen), Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin

The Happy Lion Mutiny, curated by David Hunt, Los Angeles, CA
The Small Sculpture Show, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
The Sanctuary and the Scrum, curated by David Hunt, Black and White Gallery, New York, NY
AIM 26, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY


26th ISC Conference Keynote Speaker, Pittsburgh, PA
Residency at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Residency at Hermitage Artist Retreat, Englewood, FL
Jameel Sculpture Commission Finalist, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Kent State University, Distinguished Honors Alumni, Kent, OH
Residency at Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
Residency at Flying Horse Press, nominated by Sarah Suzuki, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Joan Mitchell Foundation, Grant for Painters & Sculptors

Nucci Award, USF Graphicstudio, Tampa, FL
Nimoy Foundation Award to support artist residency at USF Institute for Research in Art

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Sculpture, New York

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York
Residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

Residency at Artist-in-the-Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
Residency with Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, NY
Residency at Sculpture Space, Utica, NY


The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
DeCordova Museum and Sculpure Park, Lincoln, MA
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
The C-Collection, Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein
The Judith Rothschild Foundation, New York, NY
The Saatchi Collection, London, UK