A contemporary American artist of Syrian descent.
Born in Aleppo, Syria, and migrated with her family to Ohio, USA when she was 5 years old.
From a young age, Al-Hadid knew she wanted to be an artist, and by the age of 22, she earned her BA in Art History and a BFA in Sculpture from Kent State University.
Following that, she earned an MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University.
In her work, Al-Hadid references her Middle-Eastern heritage as well as ancient architecture, art history, cosmology, and physics.
Her works are displayed in a variety of museums and art galleries all around the world.
“I am not trying to discover who I am through my work. I am exploring those things that make less sense to me, where there is something new to discover”
More Interesting Anecdotes:
- She makes her work not because she is interested in something, but because she wants something to become interesting.
- Many of her sculptures are on display to the public in the streets of New York.
- She is known for her artworks that resemble ruined cities and archaeological artifacts.