Róza El-Hassan

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 Z├╝rich – 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

Recently published conprehensive book with drawings and concepts between 1992 and 2010:  http://www.hatjecantz.de/controller.php?cmd=detail&titzif=00003237


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
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   
             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,    
        " 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