Diala Khasawnih is a visual artist with a background in architecture. Her practice pursues social and popular matters of curiosity using painting, installation, sculpture, food and text. She is a core team member of Makan-art space in Amman and a founding member of Shatana International Artist Workshop. Her works have been shown in Amman, Shatana, Beirut, Liverpool, Tehran, Algiers, San Francisco and Buenos Aires. She regularly writes and translates articles and essays on art and culture, her latest book is entitled Palestinian Urban Mansions, Memoires Engraved in Stone.
Interview with Diala Khasawnih by Shuruq Harb, published June 6, 2011.
â€œWe have been trained so well to sterilize situations when communicating with the other gender/another class, the chemistry is so suppressed, the hormones so subdued, the antennas all off, that one forgets to feel the desire, the tension. Tragic really.â€ Read more â€º