Hassan Hajjaj will be one of many speakers at the 7th Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art on Nov. 2-4 in Richmond, Virginia.
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 versatile artist whose work combines the visual vocabulary of contemporary fashion photography and pop art, as well as the studio photography of African artists. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Nasher Museum of Art, the Newark Museum, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Farjam Collection, Dubai; Institut des Cultures d’Islam and the VMFA.
See the entire list of speakers on the Islamic Art Symposium website.
Attending the symposium? Don’t forget to use the tag #IslamicArt2017 on social.
The symposium is a collaboration between VCUarts, VCUarts Qatar and the Qatar Foundation.
Photo: Hassan Hajjaj, Joe Casely-Hayford, 2013. Color photography. Courtesy of the artist.