b. 1961, Morocco; lives and works in London and Marrakech
Hassan Hajjaj’s colourful world reflects a multi-cultural, nomadic life told through his prism of his relationships with individual characters, from musicians to street artists. His photographic portraits, sculpture and handcrafted objects make use of textiles, furniture, and everyday items. Recent solo shows include: My Maroc Stars at L’Atelier 21, Casablanca (2018); Noss Noss, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2018) and La Caravane, Somerset House, London (2017-8) as well as participating in group shows at Maxxi Museum, Rome; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; The Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition); Philarmonie de Paris; Institut du Monde Arabe and La Villette, Paris and Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille.
Hajjaj’s work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, NewYork; the Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, New Carolina; the Newark Museum, New Jersey; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art;The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Farjam Collection, Dubai; Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris; Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunisia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Art.