Sundus Abdul Hadi - Multi-Media Artist
Founder / Art Director / Multi Media Artist
Sundus Abdul Hadi is an Iraqi-Canadian multimedia artist. She was born in the UAE, raised and educated in Montreal, where she earned a BFA in Studio Arts and Art History and a graduate diploma in Communication Studies. Her work is a subversive and sensitive documentation of current crises in the Middle East, often using manipulated photographic imagery, mixed-media painting, artist books and sound. Abdul Hadi is the co-founder of The Medium, a global multidisciplinary artist collective.
Her work has been exhibited in Palestine, UAE, Canada, USA, France, UK and Saudi Arabia. She has given workshops in Australia, Iraq and Kuwait, and has been a speaker at Nuqat, the Arab Development Initiative, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and at multiple universities in Canada and the US. Abdul Hadi is a two time recipient of the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec (CALQ) Vivacité grant (2008, 2013).
Alongside her studio practice, Abdul Hadi also curates exhibitions, and hosts "Al Ruwad: The Groundbreakers", a radio show about art and culture on CKUT 90.3 fm in Montreal.
She currently lives and works in Montreal.
Arab Winter: Sundus Abdul Hadi Artist Profile