Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Dinah Diwan left for Italy in 1975 when the civil war broke out, then joined her family in France. Trained as an architect, she graduated cum laude from ENS-Paris La Villette. She created her own She created her own architecture studio in Paris where, for 20 years, she worked on projects in France, Tunisia and the United States. In parallel to her professional commissions, Diwan is a painter and ceramist. In the 1990s, she began to experiment with painting, creating collages with illegible writing on paper, canvas, fabric and frosted glass. Her art also focuses on open references to architectural and urban elements, such as neighborhood plans, gardens and maps.