SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Evidence and New Works, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK
Evidence, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, NY
Leave to Remain, National touring exhibition, Upper Waiting Hall, Houses of Parliament, London UK
Leave to Remain, National touring exhibition, Ghandi Museum, London, UK
Leave to Remain, National touring exhibition, Lighthouse Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK
Barzakh, Fotographie Forum International, 2006, Frankfurt, Germany
Leave to Remain, National touring exhibition, Space Four, Peterborough Museum, UK
Leave to Remain, National touring exhibition, Lincoln Museum, Usher Gallery
Leave to Remain, National touring exhibition, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, UK
Leave to Remain, National touring exhibition, BCA Gallery, UK
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Evidence in Discoveries of the Meeting Place, Fotofest International, Houston, TX (upcoming)
Evidence in Biennal of Arab Photography in the XXIé, Institut du Monde Arabe et Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France (upcoming)
Paris Photo, Purdy Hicks Gallery, Paris, France (upcoming)
Evidence, Goeun Museum of Photography, Busan, Korea
Evidence in Conflict Time Photography, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
Evidence in The Photobook Exibition, Banaki Museum, Athens Greece
Evidence in Conflict Time Photography, Museum Folkswang Essen, Germany
Evidence in Conflict, Time, Photography, Tate Modern, London UK
Evidence in The Visual Voice: New Photo Book Narratives, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco
Works from Evidence, Paris Photo, Purdy Hicks Gallery
Disappearance in Borders, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
This Dark Land in Failure|Success, Photo Month in Krakow, Teatr Laznia Nowa, Krakow Poland
Nazar Photographs from the Arab World, National Museum of Singapore
Nazar Photographs from the Arab World, Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
From Where I Stand, Photographs of Arab Women, World Affairs Council, San Francisco, CA
Nazar Photographs from the Arab World, Q Arts Gallery, Derby, UK, 2006
Nazar Photographs from the Arab World, Langhans Galerie Prag, Czech Republic
Nazar Photographs from the Arab World, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
From Where I Stand, Fifty Crows Gallery, San Francisco, CA
GRANTS & AWARDS
Nominated for Prix Pictet
Arts Council England. Individual Artist Grant
Finalist Critical Mass
Arts Council England. Individual Artist Grant.
Deutsche Bank commission for production and installation of Disappearance.
Shortlisted for the Victoria and Albert Museum Residency/Photography Fellowship
Nominated for Prix Pictet
SHOWCASE, Blueprint Magazine.
The Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Fine Art Photography
Royal College of Art Travel Grant
2006 - 2008
Full Bursary, Royal College of Art MA Photography
East England Grants for the Arts
Comic Relief UK Arts Grants
NHS Trust Grants for the Arts
Fifty Crows 1st place International Fund for Documentary Photography, North America
Victoria and Albert Museum
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
The Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago
The Deutsche Bank Permanent Collection
The International Fund for Documentary Photography
The Bedford Museum, UK
Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX
The Charles Dee Mitchel Collection of Photography and Conflict in the 21st Century
Permanent Collection at Michigan State University
Private Collections America, England, Germany, Mexico, France
Evidence, Monograph, Schilt Publishing, Nov 2014. [ISBN 978 90 5330 842]
Conflict Time Photography, Tate Publishing, Nov 2014. [ISBN 978 1 84976 320 2]
“New Yorker,” April 2013.
“Internazionalle,” September 2013.
Work in Progress, “Ojo de Pez”, December 2013.
Nazar, Photographs from the Arab World. Aperture. [ISBN 1-931788-85-5]
Nazar, Photographs from the Arab World. Aurora Borealis. [ISBN 90-76703-21-3]
Source Journal of Photography
2008 MA with Distinction. Royal College of Art, Photography, London UK
1996 BA San Francisco State University. Joint degree in Latin American Studies and Journalism. San Francisco, CA
TALKS, LECTURES, RADIO AND TV
Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv Ukraine, April 30 2015.
Evidence Diana Matar
Tate Modern, London, February 10 2015 - Conflict, Time, Photography artists in conversation with Simon Baker
Arts Club London, January 8 2015 - Simon Baker Curator of Tate Modern in Conversation with Diana Matar
ICP New York, NY.
2014 - Present. Visiting Lecturer - Photography and Memory.
Michigan State University Public Library, September, 2014 - Colloquia Artist Talk Series: Diana Matar Evidence
Page Turner Festival, Brooklyn, October 2013 - The Disappeared
Columbia University, New York, NY, November 2013 - Photography and Spaces of Violence
Dar El Fanoon, Tripoli Libya, 2012 - Artists Talk Serries - Diana Matar in conversation with Poet and translator Khaled Mattawa
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY, 2004/2011 - Artist Talk
The World Affairs Council, USA - Diana Matar on her work Veiled Cairo
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA - In conversation with filmmaker Rob Neilson
SF MOMA: World Press Panel on Documentary Photography This Critical Mirror
Fifty Crows Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fundacion Cultural de Mexico, Mexico City and Baja California
San Francisco State University, USA
Cambridge Forum, UK - Artist Talk and Presentation
Plymouth City Museum and Gallery, UK - Artist Talk and Presentation
Plymouth University, UK - Artist Talk and Presentation
Cambridge School of Art at APU, UK - Artist Talk and Presentation
Ipswich College, UK - Artist Talk and Presentation
Usher Gallery, The Collection, Lincoln Museum, UK - Artist Talk and Presentation
BCA Gallery, UK - Artist Talk and Presentation
SF Camera Work, San Francisco, CA - Artist Talk and Presentation
Resounding Images, Plymouth, UK
Royal College of Art, London, UK - Deutsche Bank Award Lecture, Artist Talk and Presentation
The Art Academy SF, USA - Artist Talk and Presentation
Photoworks Annual, Nov 2015 (Upcoming) Feature with text written by Shoair Mavlian, curator at Tate Modern.
Photo Dot Magazing, July 2014, Vol. 20 Cover and 12 page feature.
Two Moons, Catalogue, GoEun Museum of Photography Busan Korea, 20 pages.
Vice Magazine Volume 13, No 5. June 2015, Literary: Evidence, Diana Matar
PhotoEye, Jon Evans. 16 June 2015. Evidence Diana Matar Book of the Week, Pick by Jon Evans, Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
Leica Foto International, May 2015, Angenda, Books: Evidence, Diana Matar.
Freize Magazine, Sara Knelman. April 20 2015. Conflict Time Photography.
WDR 3. April 2015, Das Danach des Krieges. With Radio Show.
ArtsLife, Laura Vezzo. March 2015. Conflict Time Photography Tate Modern riflette sulla guerra e i suoi effetti.
Emaho Magazine, Manik Katyal. March 2015. Diana Matar: Photography six years of Political Disappearance.
fotoMAGAZIN, Manfred Zolner. March 2015. Evidence, Diana Matar.
Creative Review, March 2015, IPAd edition. Hi-Res Feature: Evidence, Photographer Diana Matar explores political disappearance.
ST Art Magazine, Hettie O'Brian. January 2015. Landscape and Time.
L'Oeil 16, Jonas Cuenin. 16 January 2015, Londres : Conflict, Time, Photography : les images d’après la guerre.
Resource Magazine, Mark Go. 5 January 2015. Best Photography Books of 2015.
Tondo, Nathalie Latham. December 2014. Best Books. Diana Matar Evidence.
Dirty Old Books, Cheryl Newman. 28 December 2014. My Favorite Photobooks of 2014.
New Yorker, Teju Cole. 23 December 2014. Best Books of 2014
The Telegraph, Cheryl Newmann. 22 December 2014. My Favorite Photobooks of 2014
WNYC, Colin Dywer and Martha Ann Overland. 22 December 2014. Flipping Ahead - Book News. Diana Matar's Evidence.
De Groene Amsterdammer. December 2014. Moderne tijden in Tate Modern en het Rijksmuseum.
New Cultframe Arti Visivi, Claudia Colia, December 2014. Conflict, Time, Photography. Una mostra alla Tate Modern di Londra
Felix Online, Fred Fyles, December 2014. An Excavation of the Bloody Horrors of Warfare
Photobookstore Magazine, Yumi Goto. 23 December 2014. Yumi Goto's Favorite Photobooks of 2014.
The Independent, Annalee Mather. 22 December 2014. Books of the Year 2014: Best Photography Books.
Peace Direct, Jasmine Mitchell. December 2014. Conflict Time and Photography.
Artefact Magazine, Sebastian Moss. 1 December 2014, Exhibitions, Conflict Time Photography.
El Confidencial, Barabara Celis Londres. November 2014. Fotografia de Guerra Sin Heroes ni Sangre.
BBC World Service, 29 November 2014, Newshour Interview with Razia Iqbal, Diana Matar Photographing Libya's Disappeared.
Time Out London, Freire Barnes. 28 November 2014. Conflict, Time, Photography
The Economist, Intelligent Life, Simon Willis. 28 November 2014. War's Half Life at Tate Modern.
The Guardian, Hannah Ellis Peterson. 25 November 2014. Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern sets timestamp on tragedy.
Disphotic, Lewis Bush. 24 November 2014. REVIEW – EVIDENCE BY DIANA MATAR
The Guardian, Sean O'Hagan. 12 November 2014 'The cruelty is in everything': photographing the dead and the disappeared of Gaddafi's Libya.
The Culture Trip, Ludy Andia, November 2014. Diana Matar, The Aesthetics of Loss.
Tate Etc Issue 32. Ipad Edition. Autumn 2014. Conflict Time Photography.
Middle East Monitor, Amelia Smith. 22 October 2014 Photographer Diana Matar on Libya, her father-in-law's disappearance and portraying absence in her work.