Dia Center was founded in New York City in 1974 by Philippa de Menil, Heiner Friedrich, and Helen Winkler to help artists achieve visionary projects that might not otherwise be realized because of scale or scope. (more…)
Akram Al Halabi was born in Majdal-Shams (Golan Heights) in 1981. From 1997 until 2000, he studied drawing and painting at Bait Al Fan, supervised by the artist Wael Tarabeh. In 2003, he participated in the summer academy of Darat Al Funun, supervised by Professor Marwan Kassab Bashi, in Amman, Jordan. After studying at the Faculty of Fine Art Damascus, Syria, he finished his BA of Fine Art in 2005. Through the One World Scholarship of the Afro-Asian Institute, he came to attend the Academy of Fine Art of Vienna in 2007, finishing his studies with distinction in 2012 with the class of Professor Erwin Bohatsch. During this period, he also was an exchange student at the Academy of Fine Art Umea, Sweden. Since 2015, he is a MA student at the Film Academy / Digital Art Compositing, Vienna.
He is working and living in Vienna, Austria.