Photo: Diana Ali in Nottingham, East Midlands

Diana Ali

Curator, Lecturer / academic

Born in Rusholme, Manchester to Bangladeshi parents, Diana is now based in Nottingham, UK but actively works nationally and internationally taking her curatorial ideas to different countries to challenge the misconceptions of belonging. Her medium involves fictional writing, drawing, photography and a play on the textual. She is interested in correspondence, networking, collaboration and connectivity in her practice and her research explores the relationship between the un-met and the meeting. Her curatorial projects are an extension of this where she explores artists responses from the local to the global. Ali has exhibited at the TINAG festival, London and Site Gallery, Sheffield. Her international exhibitions include The Library Artspace, Victoria, Australia, The Crafts Fair in San Francisco, The Roaming Biennial in Tehran and the Other Asia’s exhibition ‘ReDo Pakistan’ in Karachi, Pakistan. Her curatorial projects include ‘Up & Coming’ at the CUC in Liverpool, an event showcasing 60 emerging national and international artists, ‘Subversive Correspondence’, London and Bristol and ‘Dialogues: A Fake Romance?’ in Swansea. She has recently curated the ‘The State of Un-Play’ in Atelier 35, Bucharest, Romania. She is due to curate at Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel in 2014. Ali is also a lecturer, workshop leader and creative mentor. She has worked in Italy and at Huanghui University in China. She is currently the course leader for the Foundation Diploma at Grantham College and a course author and BA tutor for the Open College of the Arts. read full statement

Location Nottingham, East Midlands
Activities Higher education, Lecturing, Workshops, Training delivery, Curating
Artforms / type of project Curatorial project, Drawing, Intervention, Mixed Media, Text
Tags Visual Arts, Curating, lecturing, research, collaboration, international, HE, workshops, mentoring, course author.
Website http://www.dianaali.com