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Róza El-Hassan

Róza El-Hassan is a Hungarian-Syrian artist with a solid multicultural family background. She spent part of her childhood in Syria, then lived in Germany, later from her teenage onwards from the 80's she has moved to Hungary where she is living and working since. Róza El-Hassan has gained international recognition for her object art, later dedicated involvement in social and economic issues, political activism and explicit solidarity with the refugee seekers and victims of humanitarian catastrophes. She has worked in different media including drawing, painting, performance, sculpture, but she is best known as an installation artist.

Her international career has started in 1993 when she was invited to show her conceptual-based sculpture in Aperto ’93 at the XLV. Venice Biennale. Since than she had solo and group shows in some of the most prominent exhibition venues of the global art world, like the Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum, Graz (1995), Museum of Modern Art, Chicago, (1995), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1999), Secession, Vienna (2000), Drawing Center, New York (2003), Kunstmuseum, Basel (2012), MUHKA, Antwerp (2015). She has participated several biennials as Kwangju Bienial, South Korea (1995), Manifesta 1., Rotterdam (1996), Venice Biennale, Hungarian Pavilion (1997), São Paolo, Brazil (1998).


Róza El-Hassan

Róza El-Hassan is a Hungarian-Syrian artist with a solid multicultural family background. She spent part of her childhood in Syria, then lived in Germany, later from her teenage onwards from the 80's she has moved to Hungary where she is living and working since. Róza El-Hassan has gained international recognition for her object art, later dedicated involvement in social and economic issues, political activism and explicit solidarity with the refugee seekers and victims of humanitarian catastrophes. She has worked in different media including drawing, painting, performance, sculpture, but she is best known as an installation artist.

Her international career has started in 1993 when she was invited to show her conceptual-based sculpture in Aperto ’93 at the XLV. Venice Biennale. Since than she had solo and group shows in some of the most prominent exhibition venues of the global art world, like the Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum, Graz (1995), Museum of Modern Art, Chicago, (1995), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1999), Secession, Vienna (2000), Drawing Center, New York (2003), Kunstmuseum, Basel (2012), MUHKA, Antwerp (2015). She has participated several biennials as Kwangju Bienial, South Korea (1995), Manifesta 1., Rotterdam (1996), Venice Biennale, Hungarian Pavilion (1997), São Paolo, Brazil (1998).


Róza El-Hassan

Róza El-Hassan is a Hungarian-Syrian artist with a solid multicultural family background. She spent part of her childhood in Syria, then lived in Germany, later from her teenage onwards from the 80's she has moved to Hungary where she is living and working since. Róza El-Hassan has gained international recognition for her object art, later dedicated involvement in social and economic issues, political activism and explicit solidarity with the refugee seekers and victims of humanitarian catastrophes. She has worked in different media including drawing, painting, performance, sculpture, but she is best known as an installation artist.

Her international career has started in 1993 when she was invited to show her conceptual-based sculpture in Aperto ’93 at the XLV. Venice Biennale. Since than she had solo and group shows in some of the most prominent exhibition venues of the global art world, like the Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum, Graz (1995), Museum of Modern Art, Chicago, (1995), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1999), Secession, Vienna (2000), Drawing Center, New York (2003), Kunstmuseum, Basel (2012), MUHKA, Antwerp (2015). She has participated several biennials as Kwangju Bienial, South Korea (1995), Manifesta 1., Rotterdam (1996), Venice Biennale, Hungarian Pavilion (1997), São Paolo, Brazil (1998).

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TEXTING WOMAN

2008. 72x105cm
Technique: watercolor
Condition: excellent

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GOLD, PEARS, TANGLES I.

1997. 60x50cm

Technique: mixed media
Condition: excellent
Signature:yes

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GOLD, PEARS, TANGLES II.

1997. 60x50cm
Technique: mixed media
Condition: excellent

GOLD, PEARS, TANGLES II.
1997. 60x50cm
Technique: mixed media
Condition: excellent

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GOLD, PEARS, TANGLES III.

1999. 60x50cm
Technique: mixed media
Condition: excellent

Transition

First of all, the picture is an enigma. It cannot be categorized by Art History. It is a phantasmal composition of Salam Haddad, represented with the soft brush of El-Hassan Róza.

The duration of the picture is only a single glimpse, still it launches deep and substantive happenings in, that we project onto the canvas.

It mostly resembles to a long film, which has been composed from A to Z, and its music sounds especially familiar. It also has the method, how the carpet maker endeavors to keep the soft balance of the soul through forms that were borrowed from harmonies of beauty, architecture and music.
It tells Us about the relative concept of freedom. Whether do we know that in which situation of life will we acquire our complete internal freedom? The most picturesque bricks of the picture “Átmenet” (Transition) are sparkling in the walled-up door.

The door has been walled up, still everything seems so ironic and delightful, the color of the inner-door depicts virtual closeness.
The real transition to the Absolute, is not realized in the walled-up part, though every parts of our life are pervaded by this Transition, there is light between every single brick. The field of unity, to which everything approaches, is the field of the sky.


Woman sending SMS

The woman who writes an sms goes into a tunnel, is maybe a modern icon. On the one hand, it shows existence in the modern world into what we can walk into from the real world, secluded from connections we continue our way to a virtual world.

We cannot either see the other side of the tunnel neither we know whether the numerous messages will take people closer or further from each other.

Whether is it true that women send more sms, still, she would request the emotional coziness and its expression.

She holds the device of magic in her hand, that helps her bypassing every distances.

The purple hair is part of the neon-world which best glows in a tunnel! the technique of the picture is a virtuosic airy aquarelle, everything becomes imponderable.

There are no exact points, there is nothing special in it. On the contrary, due to its artlessness, it can be interpreted in a difficult way, maybe it’s time has not come yet.



Red tree

The red tree is a puzzle which is put into space. Everything has fallen apart. By not paying attention to the principles of common sense or to the regular social behavior types, we put together these parts in order to get the entirety. The sculpture is the manifestation of this plausible will.
This tree is made of its one-time parts, which are painted red so as to draw attention. The small object can be the model of a life-length tree, which is being built by many of us

In such small size it stands closer to my previous drawings from about 1997, it is a geometrical version of those. The source of these drawings is the pulsation of pre-consciousness space and time, that I indirectly put on paper, or in case of the of the wall drawing, to the wall of the white exhibitory room. By doing this I joined to the tradition of abstract expressionism, to the automatic writing and automatic drawing of Jackson Pollock or Cy Tomb.

Meanwhile, regarding these subjects and drawings I am not satisfied with referring to sub-conscious or pre-conscious soul space. I feel that they have a very significant picturesque rhythm, a precise system. In this system there is something where rhythm is as objective as a body. Consequently, it is not arbitrary.

The small sculpture was made after 2008’s Christmas and Sylvester. These were long holidays, exhaustion makes people lonely, passing of time were only signed by the endless rehearsals of CNN broadcasts.
In its restless world, the body becomes a passive spectator of the world, the news continuously broadcasted the pictures of a new bombing. A middle-aged woman in a head-scarf implores next to a mountain which consists of offal, and parts of a high-building.

The red tree is an exclamation point made of pieces. It is also the sign of vitality, whose source is often unknowable.
In September 2009, before the exhibition in Moscow I took the small sculpture again and I built the metal plinth which puts the tree into an abstract space

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1966 in Budapest, of Hungarian and Syrian nationality, lives currently in Budapest , in autumn 2017 in Stockholm;
spent childhood between 1972 and 1984 in Germany, Westfalen, moved 1987 to Budapest ,
1990 Diplom on the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Painting Department,
1991 Städelschule, Frankfurt a. M.,
1991-92 Intermédia Department, MKF, Hungarian University of Fine Art
between 1999 and 2010 residency in Syria, Hungary and Switzerland - between 2010 and 2016 residency in Budapest, Berlin (2014) and Basel (2012 and 2016) and architecture research trips toDoha (2014-2016)
2002 and 2003 Professor at ETH in Zürich – a post-graduate course for scientists and researchers: visualization, social theory and writing on science in publications
2003- 2007 Professor at Intermedia department, MKE, Hungarian University of Fine Arts
2008- 2011 DLA studies at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts - Thesis on social and ecological design and architecture: Traditional Romani Handcraft and Contemporary Design
Since 1992 regular participation in international exhibtions with object art and drawing, research and projects

Social intervention projects:

Future's Dialect - The Breeze - Al Houa - innovation for adobe architecture and natural circulation of water and heat since 2012
design theory - innovations - art-theory on www.syrianvoicesmediationandart.wordpress.com
design innovations for wicker www.nocorruption.hu
2008 BagHHHHdad - a curatorial project with Salam Haddad and Urnamo group, Gandy Gallery . Bratislava ( cat.)
2005 'Some Stories' women's video narratives from Arab World, Iran and Turkey, curatorial project in collaboration with Gerad Matt, Kunsthalle Wien ( cat.)
2001-2003 KMKK - Attention Recycling, about 100 one-evening-shows and events in Budapest, curated by Dóra Hegyi, János Sugár, Emese Süvecz, Róza El-Hassan
2002 Aesthetics of Demonstration , Liget Galéria, in collaboration with middle eat peace activist Toma Sik + 2004, and Tibor Várnagy, Budapest
2001 Leseaum, Secession Wien, on artist's correcpondence
1999 "Extra- Territoria " - platfrom for dialogue and actions initiated by performance and video artist Milica Tomic)

Social Design Projects

2013 Behiive - a research and innovation: Series of drawings on ancient and future's architecture in Northern Syrian villages and South Turkey - my childhood memories and future's design
2009- to today ongoing No Corruption Social Brand extended documentation on www.nocorruption.hu
workshops in Hungarian poverty districts , common work with Romani craftsman and designers, researches. Product development. Presentations in Budapest, Zürich, Graz, Paris see www.nocorruption.hu/ events/

-some presentations:

2010 Festival Überlebenskunst. Festival Art of Survival - Haus der Welt der Kulturen, Berlin No Corruption Romani WickArt in collaboration with Myvillages.org http://www.makdesignshop.at/index.php?cat=6&id=1675&limit=1&view_mode=pic) and blog://roza-el-hassan.blogspot.com/
2011 Wickart: "Common Things "- Nest Hungary - with Éva Köves, Andrea Stojanovits and many others

Selected Solo Exhibitions of Objects and Drawings (selection)

2017 Like the Birds, Museum Vojvodina, Novi Sad, S
2017 How to Proceed - Breeze 2 in Antwerp, Red Star Line Museum, opening May 9, 2017
2016 Future's Dialect, Kunstraum Riehen, Basel, with Martha Rosler
2016 Architecture of Compassion, Gallery Inda, Budapest, Hu
2014 Drawings and Objects, Gallery Thomas Erben, New York
2013 Beyond the Statement, Gallery Inda, Budapest, Hu
2012 Inbetween, retrospective solo -exhibition of drawings and objects at Kunstmuseum Basel, CH
2012 "The System doesn't contain our hearts", Gandy Gallery Bratislava
2010 Drop and Roll Tony Wuetrich Basel,
2007 "Red Man", Tony Wuethrich Galerie, Basel (CH)
2006 "R.thinking/dreaming about overpopulation", retrospective, Mücsarnok/Kunsthalle Budapest. Clan, Gandy Gallery Bratislava
2003 "Roza El-Hassan, Drawings", Drawing Center, New York (USA)
2000 "Objekte", Secession, Vienna (A)
1999 "Image Engine", Ludwig Museum Budapest,Museum of Contemporary Art "Undo", De Vleeshal, Middleburg, (NL)
1997 Hungarian Pavilion (, Venice Biennale, Venice (I) Mala Galerija, Ljubjana (SLO)
1996 "Stretched Objects", Knoll Gallery, Budapest
1995 (with Attila Csörgö), Goethe-Institut, Budapest "Stretched Objects", Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum, Graz (A)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Manipulate the World, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, October 2017 - Janaury 2018
2017 Sehnsuchtsort Heimat, OHO, Oberwart, Austria September , 2017
2017 OFF Biennale, Budapest, Public Space Projekt, 2017
2017 State in Time, collaborative work in NSK Pavillon, Venice Biennale, 2017
2015 Do it Arabic, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE
2015Silence, a Holocaust exhibition, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, HU
2013 Damascus Festival , Depo, Istanbul ( opening scheduled for June 14. 2013)
'By any means' , on art and and social transformation at acb gallery, Budapest
' Small Formats - Nice Things' Kleinformate - Gallery Tony Wuetrich, Basel , CH
2012 The Hero, the Heroin and the Author - Ludwig Museum, Budapest
" Reflecting Fashion", MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst, Wien
"Twenty Years", Gandy Gallery, Bratislava
"Mi a Magyar most?" , Palace of Art, Budapest
2011 No Corruption Romani WickArt at Public Folklore, Kunstverein Graz
2010 "Back to Heritage", St, Donat Church, Zadar, (CR)
"Noir", Gallery Tony Wuetrich Basel (CH
2009 "Crossing Frontiers", City Gallery, Prague (CZ)
Pulse, NY, with Gallery Lena and Roselli
2008 Periferic Biennial, Iaşi (RO)
“The Jerusalem Show”, Al-Ma'mal – Palestinian Foundation for Contemporary Art in East Jerusalem
2007 "Women's Art Festival", Le Pont Gallery, Aleppo, Syria
In Focus – Meditation on Violence, Tate Modern, Contemporary Art Platform, Dazed Gallery, London (UK)
2006 1st Sinopale Biennale, Sinope, Turkey
“Check In – Europe! Reflecting Identities in Europe", EPO, Munich (D)
Crossing Frontiers", Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg (D)
2005 "Belonging", Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah (United Arab Emmirates)
2003 "DisOrientation", Contemporary Art Production from Arab Countries, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (D)
"Gravitation – Moscow Square”, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
"Prophetic Corners", Periferic Biennial”, Iaşi (RO)
2001 "Konverzacije" (inaugural exhibition), Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (SRB)
"Small Talk", Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje (MK)
"Fassadenprojekt" (billboard project with Milica Tomić), Secession, Vienna (A)
2000 "L'autre Moitíe de l'Europe", Jeu de Paume, Paris (F) 1999 "After The Wall", Moderna Museet, Stockholm (S)
"Aspekte-Positionen", Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna (A)
1998 "Bienial di São Paulo", São Paolo, Brazil
1996 "Manifesta I", Witte de With, Rotterdam (NL)
1995 "Beyond Belief", Museum of Modern Art, Chicago (USA)
1st Kwangju Bienial, South Korea
1993 "Aperto 93", Venice Biennale, Venice (I)

Works in Collections ( selection)

Ludwig Museum Budapest – Museum of Contemporary Art
Art East Collection, Ljubljana (SLO)
Erste Bank Group (A)
Kunsthaus, Zurich (CH)
Kunstmuseum, Basel (CH)
Museum Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, (CH)
Sammlung EVN, Vienna (A)
Galerie Tony Wuetrich, Basel (CH)
MUHKA, Antwerpen ( B)
Mumok, Museum of Moden Art, Vienna, (A)
Tranzit Budapest ( H)
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria, Hungarian National Gallery ( H)
Collection Gallery Nadine Gandy Bratislava- Paris
Collection Lena- Roselli ( Hu- Es)
Collection Spengler – Somloi, Budapest
Collection Christa Wenzel, Wien
Collection Antal, Debrecen,
APT – Dubai, Int. Association, NY- Berlin- Dubai

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