Róza El-Hassan

1966, Budapest, Hungary

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).

GOLD, PEARS, TANGLES I.

GOLD, PEARS, TANGLES I.
1997.
60 X 50 cm
mixed media

TEXTING WOMAN

TEXTING WOMAN
2008.
75 x 105 cm
watercolor

GOLD, PEARS, TANGLES I.

GOLD, PEARS, TANGLES I.
1997.
60 X 50 cm
mixed media