Love Maroc, 2010/1431, Edition of 7, C-Type on Fuji Crystal, 39h x 52.28 in / 99h x 132.8w cm
Ilham, 2003-2007, Edition of 7, Digital C-Print, 36.7h x 51.7w in / 93.5h x 131.6w cm
Kesh Angels, 2010/1431, Edition of 7, Metallic Lambda Print on 3mm White Dibond, 39.8h x 54.17w in / 101h x 137.6w cm
Romancia, 2010/1431, Edition of 10, Metallic Lambda on 3 mm white Dibond, 24.5h x 35.63w in / 62.2h x 90.5w cm
Nisrin, 2010/1431, Edition of 7, Metallic Lambda on 3 mm white Dibond, 53.5h x 36.77w in / 136h x 93.4w cm
Miriam, 2010/1431, Edition of 7, Metallic Lambda Print On 3mm White Dibond, 53.5h x 36.77w in / 136h x 93.4w cm
M., 2010/1431, Edition of 7, Metallic Lambda on 3 mm White Dibond, 52.36h x 36.85w in / 133h x 93.6w cm
Bouchra on the Phone, 2008/1429, Edition of 7, C-Type on Fuji Crystal, 52.36h x 37w in / 133h x 94w cm
Marakshi, 2000/1421, Giclee Print with Acrylic Painted Tire Frame, 20h x 16w in / 50.8h x 40.6w cm
Hamid and Peace (Lovers), 2000/1421, Giclee Print with Acrylic Painted Tire Frame, 24h x 18w in / 61h x 45.7w cm
Flower Girl, 2000/1421, Giclee Print with Acrylic Painted Tire Frame, 20h x 16w in / 50.8h x 40.6w cm
Henna Crew, 2010/1431, Edition of 7, Digital C-Type on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper, 39h x 52.3w in / 99h x 132.8w cm
Rider, 2010/1431, Edition of 10, Metallic Lambda Print on 3mm White Dibond, 24.49h x 35.63w in / 62.2h x 90.5w cm
Blue Eyes, 2010/1431, Edition of 7, Metallic Lambda Print On 3mm White Dibond, 52.52h x 38.58w in / 133.4h x 98w cm
Lksour, 2008/1429, Edition of 7, C-type on Fuji Crystal, 37h x 51w in / 94h x 130w cm
Kick Start, 2006/1427,Edition of 10, Metallic Lambda Print On 3mm White Dibond, 33.11h x 23.62w in / 84.1h x 60w cm
LV Posse, 2010/1431, Edition of 5, C-Type Print Mounted to Dibond with Subframe, 39h x 53w in / 99h x 134.6w cm
Feet Ball, 2006, Edition of 10, C-print on Paper, 24.4h x 33.8w in / 62h x 86w cm
Ya Amina, 2006, Edition of 10, Digital C-Type on Fuji Crystal,34.3h x 24.4w in / 87h x 62w cm
Hamid's Back, 2006, Edition of 7, C-Print on Paper, 53.5h x 41.33w in /136hx 105w cm
Dotted Peace, 2000, Edition of 7, C-Print on Paper, 53.5h x 41.33w in / 134h x 105w cm
Arkia's Posse, 2000, Edition of 10, C-print on Paper, 33.07h x 42.9w in / 84h x 109w cm
Le Salon, 2007, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, Whales
Le Salon, 2009,Matisse Art Gallery, Casablanca, Morocco
Born in Larache, Morocco, in 1961, Hassan Hajjaj left Morocco for London at an early age. Heavily influence by the club, hip-hop, and reggae scenes of London as well as by his North African heritage, Hajjaj is a self-taught and thoroughly versatile artist whose work includes portraiture, installation, performance, fashion, and interior design, including furniture made from recycled utilitarian objects from North Africa, such as upturned Coca-Cola crates as stools and aluminum cans turned into lamps.
Turning to photography in the late 80s, Hajjaj is a master portraitist, taking studio portraits of friends, musicians, and artists, as well as strangers from the streets of Marrakech, often wearing clothes designed by the artist. These colorful and engaging portraits combine the visual vocabulary of contemporary fashion photography and pop art, as well as the studio photography of African artist Malick Sidibe, in an intelligent commentary on the influences of tradition in the interpretations of high and low branding and the effects of global capitalism.
Hassan's work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the British Museum, London; the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC; the Newark Museum, New Jersey; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Farjam Collection, Dubai; Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris; Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunisia; Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA, and more. The artist lives and works between London, UK and Marrakech, Morocco.
Tarek Al-Ghoussien and Hassan Hajjaj will participate in FotoFest's first appearance in the Middle East. View from Inside: Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed Media Art is a special commission and centerpiece of the twelfth edition of the Abu Dhabi Festival 2015.
Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East marks the first major exhibition of LACMA's collection of contemporary art of the Middle East. As the first of a two-part program, the exhibition features 25 works by artists from Iran and the Arab world, including Gang of Kesh Part 2 (2000) by Hassan Hajjaj.
Opening February 25, 2015, The Newark Museum will present Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars, including its recent acquisition of the video My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1, a related series of photographs, and an installation including objects from the museum's African Art collection.
Hassan Hajjaj will be featured in the upcoming The Future of Fashion is Now at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands.The Future of Fashion is Now is a sequel-exhibit to the popular 2009, The Art of Fashion show.