Dima Srouji (b. 1990, Palestine) is a London-based architect, academic, and artist. She served as the 2022-2023 Jameel Fellow at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Currently, she holds the position of Studio Lead for MA City Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Additionally, Srouji earned a Master of Architecture degree from Yale School of Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kingston School of Art.

Srouji’s practice revolves around themes such as environment, ground, displacement, restitution, forgeries, and living archives. She actively seeks transformative moments within landscapes, envisioning spaces for imagined liberation. Furthermore, her politically charged works employ diverse mediums such as glass, text, maps, plaster casts, sound, and film. She views each as an evocative object and emotional companion, allowing her to critically examine cultural heritage and public space, particularly within the context of Palestine. Additionally, her work Maternal Exhumations II, originally produced for our exhibition Untitled (Radical Objecthood in London, is prominently featured in Cantando Bajito at The Ford Foundation Gallery. Furthermore, The Water Clock, commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, is a prominent feature in the ‘Unfolding the Embassy’ exhibition at Fenaa Alawwal Cultural Centre in Riyadh.

Srouji collaborates closely with archaeologists, anthropologists, sound designers, metal workers, and glassblowers to develop her projects. Correspondingly, in 2016, she founded Hollow Forms, a pioneering glass-blowing design initiative based in Jaba’, Palestine, in partnership with the Twam family.

Selected Exhibitions

Victoria & Albert Museum, UK; Ford Foundation, USA; Artvisor/60 Curzon, UK; Tai Kwun Museum, Hong Kong; Sharjah Art Biennial, UAE; Sharjah Architecture Triennial, UAE; Institut du Monde Arabe, France; Islamic Art Biennial, Saudi Arabia; Palestinian Museum, Palestine; Design Doha, Qatar; CAC Contemporary Arts Center, USA.

Selected Collections

The Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands; Corning Museum of Glass, USA; Victoria & Albert Museum, UK; Institut du Monde Arabe, France.


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