- Art Therapist
Sundus Abdul Hadi is an Iraqi-Canadian multimedia artist. Born in the UAE, she was raised and educated in Montreal, where she earned a BFA in Studio Arts and Art History and a Masters in Media Studies. Sundus’s work is a sensitive reflection on trauma, struggle, and care, articulated through her artistic practice, writing and curation. Her most recent work is a self authored illustrated book titled “Shams” about trauma, transformation and healing. Complimenting her studio practice, Abdul Hadi curates exhibitions as artist-curator. She is the co-founder of The Medium, a multidisciplinary artist collective and culture point. Her work has been exhibited in Palestine, UAE, Canada, USA, France, UK and New Zealand. She has given workshops in Australia, Iraq and Kuwait, and has been a speaker at Nuqat, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Telfair Museum, and 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) Vivacite grant, and received the Makers Muse award from Kindle Project (2018). Her work is part of the Barjeel Art Foundation collection.