Dala Nasser

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Dala Nasser (b. 1990, Lebanon) is an artist that lives and works in Beirut and London. Nasser is a material-based artist who applies an interdisciplinary approach to her works ranging from painting, to performance, and films. She works through abstraction and alternative forms of image making. Her works examine the human and non-human entanglement in the perpetually deteriorating environmental, historical and political conditions resulting from practices of extraction and generations of colonial erasure. Dala uses a range of materials to examine histories, ecologies, and toxicity in her works producing context-specific installations. 

Nasser holds a BA in Fine Art from Slade School of Fine Arts, London (2016) and an MFA in Painting/ Printmaking from Yale School of Art (2021). Solo exhibitions include ‘Adonis River’, Renaissance Society, Chicago (2023); ‘Red in Tooth’, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2022); ‘Time spent without its flow’, V.O Curations, London (2022); ‘In the Purple’, Deborah Schamoni, Munich (2021).

Her works have featured in group exhibitions including ‘Aichi Triennale 2025: A Time Between Ashes and Roses’, Nagoya (2025 - upcoming); ‘Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing’, Whitney Museum of Art, New York (2024); ‘Diriyah Biennale 2024: After Rain’, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2023); ‘Thinking Historically in the Present’, Sharjah Biennial 15, Sharjah (2023); Art Basel, Deborah Schamoni booth, Basel (2023); ‘No Title’, Chapter NY, New York (2023); 58th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2022); 58th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2022); ‘Your flesh as my greatest poem’, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China (2022); ‘The Dead Shall be Raised’, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2022); ‘By Any Means’, V.O Curations, London (2021); ‘Dala Nasser & Anne Lowe’, L’inconnue, Paris (2020); ‘Surface Tension’, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah (2019);‘Touche’, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon (2019); ‘Lateral Recovery Position’, Betonsalon, Paris (2019); ‘Body’, L’INCONNUE, Montreal (2018); ‘This is Water, That is Earth’, Protocinema at Marfa Projects, Beirut (2018); ‘Surface Work’, Victoria Miro, London (2018); ‘The Pain of Others’, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles (2018).

Nasser was artist-in-residence at V.O Curations, London (2021); Gapado AIR, Jeju Island South Korea (2019); and Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2017). She has been awarded the Sursock Museum 32nd Salon D’Automne Emerging Artist Prize, Beirut (2017) and nominated for the Follow Fluxus - After Fluxus art prize (2022).

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