Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Dinah Diwan left for Italy in 1975 when the civil war broke out, then joined her family, who was living between Montreal and Paris. Trained as an architect, she graduated cum laude from ENS-Paris La Villette. She created her own studio in Paris where, for 20 years, her practice as an architect has included residential and commercial projects in France and Tunisia. Alongside her professional commissions, Diwan has been an innovative painter and ceramicist. Her art deploys overt references to architectural elements, such as city grids, gardens and maps. Diwan’s work has been previously exhibited at the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff in Paris.