Diana Matar

Barnard Distinguished Artist in Comparative Literature   


Comparative Literature


Milbank 305

Tuesdays, 3:00pm-5:00pm


Diana Matar is a photographic artist whose in-depth bodies of work investigate themes of history, memory and state sponsored violence.  Her first monograph, Evidence was published to critical acclaim. She is the recipient of the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Fine Art; the International Fund for Documentary Photography; a Ford Foundation Grant for artists making work on history and memory; and has twice been awarded an Arts Council of England Individual Artist Grant. Her work is held in public and private collections and has been exhibited in numerous institutions including Tate Modern, London; The National Museum of Singapore; Museum Folkswang, Essen, Germany; The Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and Musee de la Photographie a Charleroi. She is represented by Purdy Hicks Gallery London, and her book My America will be published in late 2020 by GOST. She was appointed Barnard Distinguished Artist in 2019 and teaches photography in the Comparative Literature program at Barnard College, Columbia University. 

Current Exhibitions:

​​​​​​​(Solo) My America, Musee de la Photographie a Charleroi, Belgium. Jan 25 - May 3 2020. Extended to September 25 2020