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Instagram Takeover: Diana Matar

Diana Matar took over our Instagram account showing us the behind the scenes of her working week, January 2016.

To follow be sure to visit instagram.com/photoworks_uk

She joined a list of guest editors including Natasha Caruana, Jason Larkin, Simon Roberts, and Gemma Padley.

Diana Matar is an artist working in photography, testimony, and archive. Her bodies of work investigate issues of history, memory and state sponsored violence. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, MA, 2008(with distinction.) Matar has been the recipient of the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Fine Art, the International Fund for Documentary Photography, and The Arts Council of England Individual Artist Grant twice. She was nominated for Prix Pictet in 2010 and again in 2015. She is based between London and New York.

Matar’s most current work, Evidence, was published as a monograph by Schilt Publishing Amsterdam in Nov. 2014 and earned a place on best books of the year on the New Yorker, Telegraph, and Independent, lists. Works from Evidence were exhibited at Tate Modern London, 2014- 2015; Museum Folkswang Essen, Germany, 2015; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany, 2015; Paris Photo, France, 2014; Goeun museum of Photography, South Korea, 2015; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France, 2015-2016; Paris Photo, 2015; and Rick Wester Fine Art, New York 2015. Evidence will be shown at Fotofest Biennial, Houston, USA, 2016; and Purdy Hicks, London UK in 2016.

Matar’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, The Santa Barbara Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Deutsche Bank Collection, George Eastman House, The Harry Ransom Center, The Bedford Museum, Michigan State University and numerous private collections.

 

To follow be sure to visit instagram.com/photoworks_uk

To see more more of Diana’s work click here.

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