Born in 1961 in Larache, Morocco. Hassan Hajjaj lives and works between Marrakech and London.

He evolves between several artistic universes: photography, fashion, music, cinema and design.

Hassan Hajjaj's work is a form of celebration of the popular visual culture of the souk, a social space, symbol of interaction and exchange. The artist borrows from Moroccan culture, uses pictorial stereotypes such as odalisques or brand images with their cult logos. It is with audacity that he assembles and opposes oriental and western elements, to create a rich and universal universe. The attention Hassan Hajjaj takes in framing his photos is reminiscent of the degree of finishing touches in the repetition of the motifs of Islamic decorative art.

His works have joined renowned collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (United States), the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (United States), the Institute of Islamic Cultures in Paris ( France), the Victoria and Albert Museum (United Kingdom), the Barjeel collection (United Arab Emirates)…

The artist benefited in 2019 from a major retrospective at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie.


Hassan Hajjaj - la caravane - somerset house - films

Crédit vidéo : @somersethouse




Hassan Hajjaj, Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden

Hassan Hajjaj, Fotografiska, New York, NY

Hassan Hajjaj, Barakat Contemporary Seoul (Corée du Sud)


Carte blanche à Hassan Hajjaj, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France


My Maroc Stars, L’Atelier 21, Casablanca, Morocco
Noss Noss, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
La Salle de Gym des Femmes Arabes, Al Riwaq Art Space, Manama, Bahrain
La Caravane, Somerset House, London, UK


My Rock Stars Vol.1, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, USA - TN
Colors of Gnaoua, Borj Jab Marrakech, Essaouira, Morocco
La Salle de Gym des Femmes Arabes, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE
Karima: A Day in the Life of a Henna Girl, British Museum, London, UK
Stylin’, Colette Art Gallery, Paris, France.


My Rock Stars Vol. 1, Newark Museum Newark, USA - NJ & Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, USA - MA

Karima: A Day in the Life of a Henna Girl, LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles), Los Angeles, USA - CA & Art Basel’s Film sector Basel Swizerland & ASVOFF (A Shaded View On Fashion Film) & Centre Pompidou, Paris, France


Kesh Angels, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, USA - NY
My Rock Stars: Volume 2, Gusford Gallery Los Angeles, USA - CA


My Rock Stars: Experimental, Volume 1, LACMA, USA - CA
My Rock Stars: Volume 1, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE
Vogue: The Arab Issue, Aria Art Gallery, Florence, Italy


My Rockstars: Volume 1, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE
Mi Casa es tu Casa, Marrakech Biennale 4, Marrakesh, Morocco


Marque Deposée Matisse Gallery, Marrakesh, Morocco
Mi Casa Tu Casa, Matisse Gallery, Marrakesh, Morocco


Kesh Angels, Rose Issa Projects, London, UK
My Beautiful Rubbish, Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany


1430 in Casa, Matisse Gallery, Casablanca, Morocco
Dakka Marrakesh, 8th Bamako Encounters African Photography Biennial, Bamako, Mali 2009 ‘Le Salon’, The Chapter Gallery, Cardiff - Wales, UK


Dakka Marrakesh, Rose Issa Projects at Leighton House Museum, London, UK

Noss Noss: Photographic Works and Other Moroccan Stories, The Third Line, Doha, Qatar 2007 Noss Noss: Photographic Works and Other Moroccan Stories, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE 2005 Fashion in Motion Africa, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK


Africa Remix, Hayward Gallery, London, UK



Contemporary Muslim Fashions, De Young Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A. 2018 African Metropolis, an Imaginary City, Maxxi Museum, Rome, Italy
Talisman in the Age of Difference, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, U.K. 2018 Hyper Real, The Arts Club, London, U.K.

Al Musiqa, Philarmonie de Paris, Paris, France
Un Oeil Ouvert Sur Le Monde Arabe, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France.
Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art, 21c Museum, Oklahoma City, U.S.A.
Mi Casa Su Casa, curated by HASSAN HAJJAJ, Comptoir des Mines, Marrakesh, Morocco


The Royal Academy of Arts - Summer Exhibition, London, UK
Treasures of Islam in Africa. From Timbuktu to Zanzibar, IMA (Institut du Monde Arabe), Paris, France 2017 Afriques Capitales, Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille, France
Afriques Capitales, as part of 100% Afriques, La Villette, Paris, France
African-Print Fashion Now! Fowler Museum Exhibition UCLA campus, Los Angeles, USA - CA


Made you look: dandysm and black masculinity, The Photographers Gallery, London, UK
Fashion Cities Africa, Brighton Museum, Brighton, UK
Making & Unmaking, Camden Art Centre, London, UK
Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East – part 2, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA - CA


Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA - CA
Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany &Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain
Reality of My Surroundings, Nasher Museum of Duke University, Durham North Carolina, USA
ZieZo Marokko, Tropenmuseum Junior, Amsterdam, Netherland
Arts & Food, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
A curious blindness, Wallack Art Gallery, New York, USA - NY
View from Inside: Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed Media Art, Abu Dhabi Festival, 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE


The Future of Fashion is Now, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Addis Fotofest, Photography Biennale, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Staging Reality, Lagos Photo Fest, Lagos, Nigeria
Special Flag, L’Atelier 21, Casablanca, Morocco
True to Life? - New Photography from the Middle East, Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, UK
Fluid Form II, NEMO Blue Square and Busan Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
10 photographes contemporains marocains, Fondation Mohammed VI de Promotion des oeuvres Sociales de l’Education, Rabat, Morocco
Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA - CA


Beyond the Cloth: The Kafiye project, White Box Projects, New York, USA
Au Bazar du Genre, MUCEM (Musee des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Mediterranee), Marseille, France 2013 Chaos into clarity: Re-possessing a funktioning Utopia, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
10 photographes contemporains marocains, MMPVA (Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts),

Marrakesh, Morocco


Light from the Middle East, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK 2012 ReOrientations, Rose Issa Projects, London, UK
#ComeTogether, Edge of Arabia, London, UK

Aurs Al Arab, OltreDimore Gallery, Bologna, Italy
Between Walls, Matisse Gallery, Rabat, Morocco
Aurs Al Arab, OltreDimore Gallery, Florence, Italy


How I Learned to Stop Fearing and Love Exotic Art, JAMM Art, Kuwait City, Kuwait 2011 Photoquai, Musee du quai Branly, Paris, France

Africa, See You, See Me, Museu Da Cidade, Lisboao, Portugal & Fondazione Studio Maragoni, Firenze, Italy 2011 Play Ground, New Walk Way Museum, Leicester, UK
‘Le Salon’ for the Jameel Prize, La Villa des Arts, Casablanca, Morocco


‘Le Salon’ for the Jameel Prize:

Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, Turkey & Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Sharjah, UAE & National
Museum, Beiteddine Palace, Beiteddine , Lebanon & National Museum, Damascus, Syria & National Museum, Riyadh,

Saudi Arabia

ARABICITY, Beirut exhibition center, Beirut, Lebanon


‘Le Salon’ for the Jameel Prize, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Icons Reloaded, Elysee Arts Gallery, Liege, Belgium
ReOrientations, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium


Reuse 2.0, El boutique at Lothan Exhibition Space, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Mediterraneo: A Sea that Unites, Italian Institute, London, UK


Social System, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Penzance, UK


Contemporary African Visual Arts, Painting & furniture, British Museum, London, UK 2004 Black British Style, clothing from 1950s till now, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK


Officer of the Wissam Al Moukafaa Al Wataniya order - 2016
Certificate of Recognition for ‘My Rock Stars: Experimental Vol. 1’ from the City of Los Angeles - 2014 Pulse Art Fair Prize 2014 (Winner)
Sovereign African Art Prize 2011 (Winner)
Jameel Prize 2009 (Shortslisted)


Barjeel Collection, Sharjah, UAE
Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA-NY
Farjam Collection, Dubai, UAE
Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris, France
Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunisia
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, USA-TN
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA-CA Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, USA-NC Newark Museum, Newark, USA-NJ
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, USA-VA
Wedge Collection, Wedge Curatorial Projects, Toronto, Canada



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