1961 · Morocco
A photographer, designer, and filmmaker, Hassan Hajjaj is one of Morocco’s preeminent international artists, sometimes called his native country’s answer to Andy Warhol. Entirely self-taught and influenced by a mix of London’s hip-hop and reggae scenes and his North African heritage, Hajjaj has a diverse practice that includes portraiture, installation, performance, fashion, and furniture design. He is best known for his photography, a medium he turned to in the late 1980s and in which he draws influence from Pop Art, fashion photography, and the studio work of Malick Sidibe. His recent work centres on “rockstars,” capturing a range of international musician.
Hassan Hajjaj was born in 1961 in Morocco and he currently lives and works between London and Morocco. As an internationally exhibiting artist, Hajjaj has presented his works at institutions including Casablanca in Morocco, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Al Riwaq Art Space in Manama, Somerset House in London and Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis. Hajjaj's work can also be found in permanent collections in many institutions worldwide including the Farjam Collection in Dubai, Institut des Cultures d’Islam in Paris and the Kamel Lazaar Foundation in Tunisia.