b. 1961, Larache, Morocco; lives and works between London, England and Marrakech, Morocco

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Fotografiska, New York, NY

Crossing the Line Festival, FIAF (French Institute Alliance Française), New York, NY


The Path, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

VOGUE, The Arab Issue, Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden


Carte Blanche à Hassan Hajjaj, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

The Path, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK


My Maroc Stars, L’Atelier 21, Casablanca, Morocco

Noss Noss, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

La Salle de Gym des Femmes Arabes, Al Riwaq Art Space, Manama, Bahrain

La Caravane, Somerset House, London, UK


My Rock Stars Vol.1, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

Colors of Gnaoua, Borj Jab Marrakech, Essaouira, Morocco

La Salle de Gym des Femmes Arabes, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE

Karima: A Day in the Life of a Henna Girl, British Museum, London, UK

Stylin’, Colette Art Gallery, Paris, France


My Rock Stars Vol. 1, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ & Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Karima: A Day in the Life of a Henna Girl, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA & Art Basel’s Film sector, Basel Swizerland & A Shaded View On Fashion Film, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France


Kesh Angels, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, NY

My Rock Stars: Volume 2, Gusford Gallery Los Angeles, CA


My Rock Stars: Experimental, Volume 1, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

My Rock Stars: Volume 1, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE

Vogue: The Arab Issue, Aria Art Gallery, Florence, Italy


My Rockstars: Volume 1, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE

Mi Casa es tu Casa, Marrakech Biennale 4, Marrakech, Morocco


Marque Deposée, Matisse Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco

Mi Casa es tu Casa, Matisse Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco


Kesh Angels, Rose Issa Projects, London, UK

My Beautiful Rubbish, Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany


1430 in Casa, Matisse Gallery, Casablanca, Morocco

Dakka Marrakesh, 8th Bamako Encounters African Photography Biennial, Bamako, Mali

‘Le Salon’, The Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, UK


Dakka Marrakesh, Rose Issa Projects at Leighton House Museum, London, UK

Noss Noss: Photographic Works and Other Moroccan Stories, The Third Line, Doha, Qatar


Noss Noss: Photographic Works and Other Moroccan Stories, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE

2005 Fashion in Motion: Africa, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Africa Remix, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions


Five Artists, Five Mediums, Five Days, curated by Paul Laster, Intersect Aspen Online Exhibition

CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Between the Sun and Moon, Lahore Biennale, Lahore, Pakistan


African Spirits, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Get Up, Stand Up: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers, Somerset House, London, UK

The Space of the Image – MAXXI Collection 2018-2019, MAXXI, Rome, Italy

Styles of Resistance: From the Corner to the Catwalk, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NY


Contemporary Muslim Fashions, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

African Metropolis: an Imaginary City, Maxxi Museum, Rome, Italy

Talisman in the Age of Difference, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

Hyper Real, The Arts Club, London, UK

Al Musiqa, Philarmonie de Paris, Paris, France

Un Oeil Ouvert Sur Le Monde Arabe, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France

Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art, 21c Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

Mi Casa Su Casa, curated by HASSAN HAJJAJ, Comptoir des Mines, Marrakech, Morocco


The Royal Academy of Arts - Summer Exhibition, London, UK

Treasures of Islam in Africa: From Timbuktu to Zanzibar, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France

Afriques Capitales, Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille, France

Afriques Capitales, as part of 100% Afriques, La Villette, Paris, France

African-Print Fashion Now!, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


Made you Look: Dandysm and Black Masculinity, The Photographers Gallery, London, UK

Fashion Cities Africa, Brighton Museum, Brighton, UK

Making & Unmaking, Camden Art Centre, London, UK

Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East – part 2, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA


Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany & Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain

Reality of My Surroundings, Nasher Museum of Duke University, Durham, NC

ZieZo Marokko, Tropenmuseum Junior, Amsterdam, Netherland

Arts & Food, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy

A Curious Blindness, Wallack Art Gallery, New York, NY

View from Inside: Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed Media Art, Abu Dhabi Festival, Abu Dhabi, UAE


The Future of Fashion is Now, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Addis Fotofest, Photography Biennale, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Staging Reality, Lagos Photo Fest, Lagos, Nigeria

Special Flag, L’Atelier 21, Casablanca, Morocco

True to Life? - New Photography from the Middle East, Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, UK

Fluid Form II, NEMO Blue Square and Busan Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

10 photographes contemporains marocains, Fondation Mohammed VI de Promotion des oeuvres Sociales de l’Education, Rabat, Morocco

Sociales de l’Education, Rabat, Morocco

Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA


Beyond the Cloth: The Kafiye project, White Box Projects, New York, USA

Au Bazar du Genre, MUCEM (Musee des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Mediterranee), Marseille, France

Chaos into clarity: Re-possessing a funktioning Utopia, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

10 photographes contemporains marocains, MMPVA (Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts), Marrakech, Morocco


Light from the Middle East, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

ReOrientations, Rose Issa Projects, London, UK

ComeTogether, Edge of Arabia, London, UK

Aurs Al Arab, OltreDimore Gallery, Bologna, Italy

Between Walls, Matisse Gallery, Rabat, Morocco

Aurs Al Arab, OltreDimore Gallery, Florence, Italy


How I Learned to Stop Fearing and Love Exotic Art, JAMM Art, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Photoquai, Musee du quai Branly, Paris, France

Africa, See You, See Me, Museu Da Cidade, Lisboao, Portugal & Fondazione Studio Maragoni, Firenze, Italy

Play Ground, New Walk Way Museum, Leicester, UK

‘Le Salon’ for the Jameel Prize, La Villa des Arts, Casablanca, Morocco


Le Salon’ for the Jameel Prize [traveling exhibition], Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, Turkey & Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Sharjah, UAE & National Museum, Beiteddine Palace, Beiteddine , Lebanon & National Museum, Damascus, Syria & National Museum, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

ARABICITY, Beirut exhibition center, Beirut, Lebanon


‘Le Salon’ for the Jameel Prize, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Icons Reloaded, Elysee Arts Gallery, Liege, Belgium

ReOrientations, European Parliament, Brussels


Reuse 2.0, El boutique at Lothan Exhibition Space, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Mediterraneo: A Sea that Unites, Italian Institute, London, UK


Social System, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Penzance, UK


Contemporary African Visual Arts, Painting & furniture, British Museum, London, UK


Black British Style, clothing from 1950s till now, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Selected Distinction, Prizes and Awards


Officer of the Wissam Al Moukafaa Al Wataniya Order


Certificate of Recognition for ‘My Rock Stars: Experimental Vol. 1’ from the City of Los Angeles

Pulse Art Fair Prize (Winner)


Sovereign African Art Prize (Winner)


Jameel Prize (Shortslisted)

Selected Collections

Barjeel Collection, Sharjah, UAE

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Farjam Collection, Dubai, UAE

Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris, France

Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis, Tunisia

Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden, Marrakech, Morocco

Museum of Arts of the XXI century, Museum, Rome, Italy

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA

Wedge Collection, Wedge Curatorial Projects, Toronto, Canada



Golden, Lisa. “Hassan Hajjaj photo retrospective rocks Paris.” The Daily Star Lebanon 14 November 2019

Toodehfallah, Anahita. “The Prismatic, Kitsch, and Glam World of Hassan Hajjaj.” Hyperallergic 25 October 2019

Mitter, Siddhartha. “Hassan Hajjaj Turns Moroccan Clichés Into London Cool.” The New York Times 9 October 2019

Sansom, Anna. “Maison Marocaine: Hassan Hajjaj’s first solo retrospective.” British Journal of Photography 7 October 2019

“Morocco a-go-go: the eye-popping visions of Hassan Hajjaj – in pictures.” The Guardian 25 September 2019

Fouchet, Jeanne. “Hassan Hajjaj, le pop art de Marrakech à la Maison européenne de la photographie.” Connaissance des Arts 12 September 2019

Bindé, Joséphine. “Le Maroc pop d’Hassan Hajjaj.” BeauxArts 11 September 2019

Weber, Jasmine. “The Tantalizing Photographic Figure at 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair.” Hyperallergic 3 May 2019

“Hassan Hajjaj.” We the Outliers 24 January 2019


Guillot, Claire. "The European House of Photography Aims Young and Far." Le Monde 11 October 2018


Macdonald, Fleur. “Hassan Hajjaj Make Marrakesh Go Pop.” The Economist 25 October 2017

Hirschfeld, Javier. "Hassan Hajjaj’s Vibrant Photographs are a Riot of Colour." BBC Culture 18 October 2017

Mostert, Caroline. "London Sets the Stage for Contemporary African Art." Sotheby’s 5 October 2017

MacDonald, Fleur. "Hassan Hajjaj Makes Marrakesh go Pop." 1843 Magazine October 2017

Kane, Ashleigh. "Meet Hassan Hajjaj, the ‘Andy Warhol of Marrakech.’" Dazed 30 January 2017


Smets, Jenny. "Black dandies: met elegantie vooroordelen te lijf." Vrij Nederland 15 December 2016

Moroz, Sarah. "The Photographer Remixing Louis Vuitton With Traditional African Garb." i-D 14 July 2016


Rao, Mallika. "These Portraits of Moroccan Hipsters Are More Nuanced Than They Look." The Huffington Post Arts & Culture 12 September 2014

Fite, Jenna. "My Rock Stars Experimental: Hassan Hajjaj Creates a Global Stage." National Geographic 2 September 2014

Smith, Roberta. "Hassan Hajjaj: ‘Kesh Angels.’" The New York Times 27 February 2014

“Kesh Angels, les motardes voilées de Hassan Hajjaj.” Les Inrockuptibles February 2014

Scarborough, James. “Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars: Volume 2, Gusford Gallery, Los Angeles.” Huffington Post 10 January 2014


Hajjaj, Hassan. Photography, Fashion, Film, Design Rose Issa Projects and Taymour Grahne Gallery, London, 2013 [book]


“Hassan Hajjaj, photographe designer.” 2 October 2012


Hajjaj, Hassan. Dakka Marrakesh