From 6 March to 28 May 2016, the New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Art Gallery will host an exhibition on the works of American-Syrian artist Diana Al-Hadid, titled “Phantom Limb”.
Diana Al-Hadid is known for her sculptures which take classical imagery. Her ghost-like, even cadaveric, works will fully fill the 650m2 of the gallery. Throughout her works of art, the artist applies the sense of perspective memory and physical manifestation. Concerning her collaboration with the gallery, the artist declared: “ It’s an absolute privilege to work with Maya [Allison, director and founder of the gallery] and the NYU Abu Dhabi gallery staff. They have a deep respect for artists’ needs and a tremendous depth of appreciation for the work itself.”
Born in Alep, in 1981, Diana Al-Hadid emigrated when she was very young with her family to Ohio, in the United States. After studying sculpture at Kent State University and at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, the artist received many grants and residences and made her entry on the market where she is represented by the Marianne Boesky Gallery, in New York.