Diana Al-Hadid’s works are distinctive in style and material. Drawing inspiration from classical and Renaissance imagery, Al-Hadid creates towering sculpture, spectral wall pieces, ethereal drawings and experimental bronzes that foreground her unusual use of materials.
The exhibition takes its title from a central work, Phantom Limb, a term referring to the sensations that a missing arm or leg is still present, and able to move. The title captures the character of much of Al-Hadid’s work, which evokes memory and long cultural history through a visceral, materially-focused working technique.
The exhibition was organized in collaboration with the NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery.
Curated by Jo-Ann Conklin
Image: Diana Al-Hadid, detail of Phantom Limb, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York. Copyright Diana Al-Hadid. Photo Oliver Ottenschleager