*  Zeft, series 2017
*  Low Quality Love exhibition 2015

*  Big Brother Is Watching You 2014
*  Excuse me, series 2013-ongoing
*  Flying Lesson & Waiting
   series  2009-ongoing

*  Arab Spring is not yet complete 2011
*  Paintings 2009
*  Projections, series 2008
*  Standby, series 2008
*  Marbles' War, series 2007

*  Barrage, series 2007
*  Exit, series 2006
*  Siege, series 2004-2006

Download Hani Zurob's BIO & CV - PDF

Hani Zurob is an influential contemporary Palestinian artist, currently working in Paris. He is known for his vivid paintings, which are often informed by the personal events that have shaped his life. His artworks present these events through a personal perspective and a conceptual context that reflects the broader circumstances of his upbringing. The works transcend borders and geography at the same time – a mission of art that remains close to the painter’s heart. The majority of his artworks are created using tar (zeft in Arabic), acrylic and mixed media.
Zurob was born in Gaza’s Rafah Camp in 1976, and he later moved to Nablus where he received a BA in Fine Arts in 1994. With the aim of pursuing an artistic career, Zurob moved to Ramallah from 2001 to 2006, when he received a grant that allowed him to reside in Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts. In 2002, he was selected to participate in the AM Qattan Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year Awadr.

Zurob has gained notable recognition, internationally and at home, and has won several international awards and residencies, including Bourse et Prix Renoir in 2009, as well as named one of ten ‘international artists to watch’ in 2013 by The Huffington Post.

His work is found in several private and public collections internationally including in the Arab American National Museum (AANM), Dearborn, Michigan; Williamsburg Art & Historical Center (WAH Center), New York; Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), Paris; Association Renoir, France; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Mairie de Paris, Hôtél de Ville, Paris; Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah; Contemporary Art Platform (CAP), Kuwait; Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture, Beirut; Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation (DAF), Bierut; A. M. Qattan Foundation, London-Ramallah; Birzeit University Museum, Birzeit, Palestine; and the George Michael Al Ama Collection, Palestine.

A monograph tracing the development of his work, "Between Exits: Paintings By Hani Zurob" by Kamal Boullata, with an introduction by Jean Fisher, was published by Black Dog Publishing, London in November 2012. “Hani's practice provides an important voice in contemporary Palestinian culture, as well as a significant contribution to the creation of an Arab aesthetic. Ultimately though, while Zurob's art gives powerful expression to the Palestinian collective experience, it can also be seen in the context of more universal themes of personal identity and embraces humanity beyond the Palestinian context”. 

-Black Dog Publishing, London 2012.

1976  Rafah refugee camp, Gaza Strip, Palestine
           lives and works in Paris
1999  B.A. Fine Arts, University Al-Najah, Naplouse - Palestine
2017  Zeft, Contemporary Art Platform (CAP), Kuwait
2015  Low Quality Love, Berloni Gallery, London
2013  “Flying Lesson” & “Waitng”, Le Cube – independent art room, Rabat, Morocco
2013  Almarkhiya Gallery, Doha, Qatar
2011  Hani Zurob, Laureate de Renoir 2009, Gallery Eric Dumont and Renoir Association, Troyes, France
2008  Projections, Gallery Rê, Marrakech
2008  Standby, Gallery Crous Beaux-Arts, Paris
2008  Standby, Wertz Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
2008  Standby, Mairie du 5eme – Salle René Capitant, Paris
2007  Marbles' War, Gallery Crous Beaux-Arts, Paris
2007  Barrage, Gallery Europia, Paris.
2006  Exit, la Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2006  Siege, Khalil Sakakini Center, Ramallah, Palestine
2002  A Song: No means No, as part of the Young Artist Award, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine
2001  Dream and after, A.M. Qattan Foundation & French Cultural Center Ramallah, Nablus, Gaza and Jerusalem.
J’attends la pluieMix'art MyrysToulouseFrance
Interlude, at Palestinian Art Court – Al Hoash gallery, as a part of Qalandiya International 4th edition, Jerusalem
Pour un musée en Palestine, Institut du Monde Arabe Tourcoing, Tourcoing, France
Occupied, A selection of Palestinian artworks, Contemporary Art Platform (CAP), Kuwait
Un œil ouvert sur le monde arabe, Institute du Monde Arabe (IMA), Paris
Pour un musée en Palestine "Nous aussi nous aimons l'art..", la collection du Musée d’art moderne et contemporain en Palestine, Institute du Monde Arabe (IMA), Paris
Cultural Narratives, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE
Keyword Palestine, Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture, Beirut, Lebanon
Maktoob, Palestinian Art Court – Al Hoash, Jerusalem
Imago Mundi - Mediterranean Routes, ZAC, ZISA ZONA ARTI CONTEMPORANEE, Palermo, Italy
Abu Dhabi Art 2016, Contemporary Art Fair, with Gallery One, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Map is not the Territory, Fine Arts Gallery / Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM
Questioning the Chroma-Key Principle, Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin
Along tha Path (Upcoming), 150 Years of Palestine, co-curated by artist Amer Shomali and Researcher and Collector George Al Ama, Bank of Palestine Museum, Bethlehem, Palestine
The Map is not the Territory, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, Pendleton, OR
Unlike Other Springs, Birzeit University Museum, Birzeit, Palestine
The Map is Not the Territory, Jan 23 - May 15, (AANM) Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI           
Walls and Margins, Maraya Art Centre - Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
The Map is Not the Territory, International exhibition, Multicultural Arts Center, Boston, USA
The Map is Not the Territory, International exhibition, P21 Gallery, London, UK
Insoumission, International exhibition, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Insoumission, International exhibition, United Nations Gallery, NY
Prix Renoir – 5 Lauréats, Association Renoir, Gallery Crous Beaux-Arts, Paris
Insoumission, International exhibition, Musée de la Palmeraie, Marrakech 2014
Group Exhibition at Gallery One, Ramallah, Palestine
The Map is Not the Territory, International exhibition, Levantine Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
Hani Zurob & Steve Sabella, ArtInternational Istanbul, with Berloni Gallery
Guest Artist, Dak'Art 2014 - 11ème Biennale de l’Art Africain, Musée Théodore Monod de l’IFAN, Dakar, Senegal
The Map is Not the Territory, International exhibition, Levantine Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
The Map Is Not The Territory, the Jerusalem Fund Gallery, Washington DC 
Resilience & Light, Studio 3 Gallery exhibition in association with Arts Canteen, School of Arts, University of Kent, UK
Despite, Curated by Art Canteen, Rich Mix, London
Comme Un Souffle De Liberté, Fête de L'Humanité, with Gallery Talmart, Paris
Le Corps découvert, Institut du Monde Arabe - IMA, Paris
Diversity from the Arab World, Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrain
Contemplations, Palestinian Art Court – Al Hoash, Jerusalem
Framed / Unframed, Birzeit University Museum, Palestine
Group show with various artists, Artspace Gallery, Dubai
Art Dubai, Contemporary Art Fair, with Artspace Gallery, Dubai
Tear Down the Walls, Artspace Gallery, Dubai
Luttes, le cadre du « off » de la Biennale Dak'Art 2010, Théâtre National Daniel Sorano de Dakar, Senegal
Selected Contemporary Works from the Permanent Collection Part 2 (2002-present), Williamsburg Art & Historical Center WAH, New York City, NY
Palestine, La création dans tous ses états, the National Museum of Bahrain
Palestine, La création dans tous ses états, Institut du Monde Arabe - IMA, Paris
Damas – Paris: regards croisés, National Museum of Damascus, Damascus
Gaza 60 & Seoul 59, Gallery Young, Seoul-Korea
Al-Quds: A Celebration of Jerusalem, Nabad Art Gallery, Amman
11th International Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt
Damas – Paris: regards croisés, which was organized by Europia Productions at the Arab World Institute - IMA, Paris
Performance, La Palestine à Paris, Mairie de Paris, Hôtel de Ville, Paris
Symposium, Still Life, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, Englande
Les 15, Galerie Rê, Marrakech
Face à Face, Salon International d’art Contemporain de Bourges, Bourges, France
Trans Mediterranean Festival 2007, Grasse, France
Puzzle Project International Festival, Under the title “Conflict”, Bucharest
July 2006, International exhibition, Gallery Europia, Paris
Occupied Space , Gallery 27, London
Made in Palestine, the Bridge Gallery, New York
Palestine: Peintures et Photographies, Gallery Le Manoir, Martigny, Switzerland
Made in Palestine, T.W. Wood Gallery and Arts Center, San Francisco
Made in Palestine, SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
Colors of  Life and Liberty, International Exhibition of Contemporary Palestinian Art, UNESCO, Paris
Participation to drafts undergone for Workshops I and II at the Academy of International Arts in Ramallah, (following a
selection of young artists undertaken by the Modern Art Organization and Oslo Arts Academy)
Asia-Africa Jaala Biennale, Tokyo, Japan.
Made in Palestine, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston,Texas
2019  ZeftLand, exhibition catalog, Karim Gallery, Amman
2018  Musée de l'institut du mond arabe Donation Claude & France Lemand, IMA, Paris
2016  Zeft, exhibition catalog, Contemporary Art Platform (CAP), Kuwait
2016  Unlike Other Springs, exhibition catalog, Birzeit University Museum, Birzeit, Palestine
2015  Low Quality Love, exhibition catalog, Berloni Gallery, London
2015  Walls and Margins, exhibition catalog, Maraya Art Centre - Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
2014  Insoumission, exhibition catalog, Musée de la Palmeraie, Marrakech
2014  11th Edition of Biennale of Dak’Art 2014 (11e biennale de l'art africain Contemporain), Dakar, Senegal
2012  Between Exits: Paintings By Hani Zurob, Book edited by Black dog Poblisher's, London,
          Author: Kamal Boullata, Introduction by: Jean Fisher.
2012  Disposition, Book edited by Adania Shibli, The A.M. Qattan Foundation, the French Consulate General in          
          Jerusalem, the Ministry of Culture and the Welfare Association.
2012  Comme Un Souffle De Liberté, exhibition catalog, Fête de L'Humanité, Paris
2012  Le Corps découvert, Book edited by Institut du Monde Arabe - IMA, Paris
2012  Diversity from the Arab World, exhibition catalog, Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrain
2011  Framed / Unframed, exhibition catalog, Birzeit University Museum, Palestine
2011  Art Dubai, 5th Contemporary Art Fair catalog, Dubai
2010  Palestine, La création dans tous ses états, exhibition catalog, the National Museum of Bahrain
2009  Palestinian Art (from 1850 to the present), a book of Kamal Boullata (Author), Coverpage by Hani Zurob
2009  Al-Quds: A Celebration of Jerusalem, catalog exhibition, Nabad Gallery, Amman
2008  11th Edition of Biennale of Cairo, exhibition catalog, Cairo, Egypt
2008  Paris, Damas: regards croisés, exhibition catalog, which was organized by Europia Productions, Paris
2007  Salon d'automne edition 2007, exhibition catalog, Paris
2006  July 2006, exhibition catalog, Gallery and Europia Productions, Paris
2006  Siege, exhibition catalog, Khalil Sakakini Center and A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine
2005  Visit Palestine: A Voyage Through Contemporary Art, exhibition catalog, Gallery 4 Walls, Amman
2004  Colors of  Life and Liberty, International Exhibition of Contemporary Palestinian Art, exhibition catalog, UNESCO, Paris
2003  Made in Palestine, exhibition catalog, The Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston,Texas
2002  The Young Artist Award, exhibition catalog, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine
2017 Artistic residence, Nov 2016 – May 2017, Atelier Al-Mansouria Foundation For Culture and Creativity, Saudi Arabia, Cité           Internationale des Arts, Paris.
2013  Artistic residence, Le Cube – Independent Art Room, Rabat, Morocco
2011  Artistic residence, the Municipality of Bobigny, France
2010  Artistic residence, Is invited by the Municipality of Paris, The International City of Arts, Paris
2009  Prize and Grant Renoir 2009, Essoyes, France.
2009  Artistic residence, Maison de la Vigne, Salle Renoir, Essoyes
2008  Grand Prize of  International Salon of  Contemporary Art of Bourges, France
2006  Artistic residence, February - September, Welfare Association Atelier Palestine à la Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.
2006  Subsidized to organize a private exhibition, Khalil Sakakini Centre, Ramallah, Palestine
2002  Young Artist Award 2002, selected as one of ten artist, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Palestine