Lawrie Shabibi is pleased to announce the representation of artist Dima Srouji (b. 1990, Palestine).

Dima Srouji is an architect, artist, and researcher interested in the ground, objects, displacement, restitution, forgeries, and living archives. Srouji looks for potential ruptures in the ground where imaginary liberation is possible. She works with glass, text, archival materials, maps, plaster casts, and film, understanding each as an evocative object and emotional companion that help her question what cultural heritage and public space mean in the larger context of the Middle East as well as a focused lens on Palestine. Srouji’s work lies in the expanded context of interdisciplinary research projects. It acts as a form of political commentary and as a place-making or unmaking tool. She questions ideas of identity and globalisation through historic strata and spatial edges, in connection to the spirit of a place and displace through architectural projects, installations, product designs, and through her writing. Srouji’s projects are developed closely with archaeologists, anthropologists, sound designers, and glassblowers.

Srouji was the 2022-2023 Jameel Fellow at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Her work is part of the permanent collections at the Corning Museum of Glass and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Her work is currently on view at the first Islamic Arts Biennale in Jeddah until 23 May 2023 and her commission Revolutionary Enclosures (When the Apricots) with Jasbir Puar is on view at the Sharjah Art Biennial until 11 June 2023.


Srouji is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture and currently leads the MA City Design studios at the Royal College of Art.

She has exhibited her work at Sharjah Art Biennial (15), the first Islamic Arts Biennial, Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Corning Museum of Glass, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Art Dubai, Dubai Design Week, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London Design Festival, The Palestinian Museum, and the Qattan Foundation. She has lived and practiced in London, New Haven at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Milan at Cino Zucchi Architetti, and Ramallah at the Riwaq Center for Architectural Conservation.

Dima Srouji is currently based between Ramallah, Palestine and London, UK.

May 16, 2023