Biography:

Born in Lebanon; 1990, Diana Al-Halabi is now a Rotterdam-based Artist. She pursues an interdisciplinary practice, with a focus on moving image, text, and painting. Her autoethnographic research-based projects are at the core of her practice.

Departing from the personal to the political, her recent project  "On Scales of Violence: How to Measure A Dictator?" explored the expansive body of the dictator and its effect on the Patriarch. Through an intersectional feminist lens, Al-Halabi explores notions such as the political gaze, cognitive anthropometry, disableism, and freedom of movement.

Al- Halabi Holds an MA in fine arts from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and has completed a one-year fellowship at Ashkal Alwan's Homework space program in Beirut. 

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

Piet Zwart Institute Graduation show at Het Archief Rotterdam | July 2021

Print & Play in collaboration with Boijmans Museum, online | May 2021

ArteEast online exhibition | February 2021

Galerie De Jaloezie - FilmHuiskamer, Rotterdam | December 2020

Growing space solo exhibition, Rotterdam | October 2020

Open Studios Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam | February 2020

Open Studios Ashkal Alwan- Beirut | July 2018

Sursock Museum Salon D’Automne- Beirut | November 2016

Performances:

"The Last Supper or a Class In History" Performance at IDFA FILM FESTIVAL | November 2021

"Holding Palestine" 7 days performance at PZI | June 2021

Screenings/ Festivals:

Cairo Video Festival, Aspect Ratio | October 2021 

Shasha Movies: Women's Revolt program - Aspect Ratio film | May 2021

 

 

Education

Masters in Fine Arts at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands | 2021

Fellow resident at Ashkal Alwan Homework Space Program, Beirut, Lebanon | 2018

Bachelor in Interior Architecture at The  Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon | 2011

Scholarships/Grants

Van Beek - Donner Stichting | 2020

Schuurman Schimmel  - Van Ouderen Stichting | 2020                       

Bekker -la Bastide -Fonds | 2020

Al Mawred (Culture resource) | 2020

Sultan Al Qassimi (Barjeel Art Foundation) | 2019-2020

Holland Scholarship | 2019

Philipe Jabre Scholarship | 2019

APEAL scholarship | 2019

Ashkal Alwan support grant | 2019

(A very sincere appreciation to all the foundations above that supported my studies, and very warm gratitude to the individuals who privately helped finance  my masters in the Netherlands)

Press/Interviews/Articles