Inspired by industry and innovation in Pittsburgh, the 26th International Sculpture Conference – Sculpture in Context: Tradition and Innovation will explore how contemporary sculpture can effect cultural reinvention. From October 15-18, 2016, the 26th International Sculpture Conference will bring together artists, arts administrators, curators, patrons, students, and sculpture enthusiasts for exciting programming on contemporary sculpture.
Join a diverse group of over 300 attendees in Pittsburgh for this unique conference including:
Annual ISC littleSCULPTURE Show
ARTSlams & Mentor Sessions
City-Wide Gallery Hop with Open Studios
Engaging Panel Discussions
Hands-On Workshops at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and more
Keynote Address by Diana Al-Hadid
Opening Reception at the August Wilson Center
Optional Art & Culture Trips like Artist Studio Tours, Public Art Tours, a Reclaimed Church Tour, and more
Programming at Carnegie Mellon University
Reception at the Mattress Factory
Special Programming at Carrie Furnaces
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Diana Al-Hadid was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1981 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Working with a variety of materials, Al-Hadid creates monumental sculptures, drawings, and panels, all of which blur the lines between figuration and abstraction. Her work references history by drawing influence from disrupted typologies found in architecture, antiquity, cosmology and Old Master paintings.
Diana Al-Hadid received a BFA in sculpture and a BA in Art History from Kent State University in 2003, and an MFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond in 2005. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007. She has been the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Grant, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant, a USA Rockefeller Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, and a Pollock-Krasner Grant. Her work is included in such influential collections as the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, and The Judith Rothschild Foundation, New York, NY. Al-Hadid has had solo exhibitions at OHWOW Gallery, West Hollywood, CA, The Vienna Secession in Vienna, Austria, the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, the Akron Museum of Art, Akron, OH, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX, the Centro de Arte Contemporánea, La Conservera, Murcia, Spain, the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Al-Hadid has an upcoming solo exhibition at NYU Abu Dhabi's University Gallery.
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