Hassan was born in 1961 in Larache, Morocco, later moving to London with his family in 1973.
In 1990 he met Rose Issa, the London based curator, writer and producer who has championed visual art and film from the Arab world and Iran for more than 30 years. Rose immediately recognized Hassan’s talent, nurtured him, promoted him and helped him to develop into the internationally recognized artist that he is today.
Over the years he metamorphosed from a fashion, furniture and interior designer; DJ, club and band promoter; retailer and restaurant designer/owner into a highly sought after artist and photographer who has held exhibitions all over the world.
We first came to know of Hassan Hajjaj’s work in 2010 when we saw the Victoria and Albert Museum’s travelling show “Le Salon” at the National Museum in Damascus. This installation has been described as “souk chic”.
We were captivated by the witty fusion of Western and Moroccan influences evident in his work, with rather more serious political and cultural messages being presented inside artworks that contain nods to fashion and pop art.
We recently approached him to see if he would be interested in collaborating with us on a tent design. Hassan enthusiastically agreed to this and the result is now available and is shown here.
You can rent this unique tent and party inside a work of art, relaxing on Hassan’s signature Moroccan pop art furniture, eating fabulous Moroccan food.
Just don’t forget your Louis Vuitton hijabs and Gucci slippers!