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Diana Al-Hadid's Suspended Reality

From the online series, "New York Close Up", April 12, 2013

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This film traces Diana Al-Hadid's preparation for her solo exhibition, "The Vanishing Point", September 14 - October 24, 2012, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.

Diana Al-Hadid's Studio Boom

From the online series, "New York Close Up", August 3, 2012

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Diana Al-Hadid at the 55th Venice Biennale

From the online series, "Artist to Artist", October 2013

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DIANA AL-HADID on the cubiculum from the villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale

From the online series, "The Artist Project (Season 3)," September 2015

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015. All rights reserved.

Syrian-born and Brooklyn-based Diana Al-Hadid (b. 1981) is known for a practice that spans media and scale, and examines and illustrates perspective through themes of architecture, history and narrative. Al-Hadid’s rich, formal allusions cross cultures and disciplines, drawing inspiration from myriad sources including ancient invention, science, myth and Old Master works. Al-Hadid developed a unique process for her sculptural practice, one that is additive of material and the result of methodical layering and controlled drips. Her process seemingly belies her materials toward an aesthetic not dissimilar to fresco, she impregnates the material with pigment, creating works that can imbed directly into the architecture or hang on the wall.