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ARTWORKS
 
* 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 2008
* Standby, series 2008
* Marbles' War, series 2007

* Barrage, series 2007
* Exit, series 2006
* Siege, series 2004-2006
 
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BIOGRAPHIE
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Hani Zurob is a Palestinian artist, born in 1976 in Rafah camp (Gaza). In 1994 he moved to Nablus where he graduated in 1999 with a B.A. of Fine Arts at the University Al-Najah. He then settled in Ramallah until 2006, where he received a grant that allowed him to reside in Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts. Hani was unable to return to his homeland. Today he lives in France, creating works that explore the state of exile, waiting, movement and displacement. His work presents Palestine through a personal perspective and conceptual context that transcends borders and geography—concepts that remain close to the painter's heart.

“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.

Hani Zurob has participated in numerous international solo exhibitions, such as in Paris, London, Atlanta, Marrakech, Doha, Rabat and Kuwait, as well as in group exhibitions and artistic events in Europe and world wide, to name a few: Insoumission, International exhibition, Musée de la Palmeraie, Marrakech 2014. Guest Artist in Dak'Art 2014 - 11ème Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Musée Théodore Monod de l’IFAN, Senegal. Le Corps découvert, Contemporary Arab art at the Arab World Institute in Paris 2012. Palestine: La création dans tous ses états which was held at the Arab World Institute in Paris 2009, and then at The National Museum of Bahrain 2009. Paris - Damas: regards croisés, which was organized by Europia Productions, at the Arab World Institue 2008 and then at the National Museum of Damascus 2009. Made in Palestine at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Huston, Texas 2003. The 11th International Cairo Biennale 2008. Still Life Symposium at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, United Kingdom 2008.

In Palestine, Hani had staged many solo exhibitions and he was a finalist in the A. M. Qattan Foundation Young Artist Award 2002, Ramallah. In 2009 Zurob was granted the Renoir price (Bourse et Prix Renoir).

His work is found in private and public collections including in the Arab American National Museum (AANM), Dearborn, Michigan; WAH center (Williamsburg Art & Historical center), New York; Association Renoir, France; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Mairie de Paris, Hôtél de Ville, Paris; Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah; Contemporary Art Platform (CAP), Kuwait; A. M. Qattan Foundation, London-Ramallah; Birzeit University Museum, Birzeit, Palestine; Ramzi Dalloul Collection, Lebanon, and George Michael Al Ama Collection, Palestine.

A monograph tracing the development of his work, "Between Exits: Paintings By Hani Zurob" by Kamal Boullata was published by Black Dog Publishing, London, November 2012.

Hani was listed by The Huffington Post as one of ten ‘international artists to watch’ in 2013.

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CV
 
1976  Rafah refugee camp, Gaza Strip, Palestine
           lives and works in Paris
1999  B.A. Fine Arts, University Al-Najah, Naplouse - Palestine
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
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
2009  Retrospective exhibition, Gallery Europia, Paris
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.
 
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Imago Mundi - Mediterranean Routes, ZAC, ZISA ZONA ARTI CONTEMPORANEE, Palermo, Italy
 
2016
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           
 
2015
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
 
2014
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
 
2013
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
 
2012  
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
 
2011  
Framed / Unframed, Birzeit University Museum, Palestine
Group show with various artists, Artspace Gallery, Dubai
Art Dubai, Contemporary Art Fair, with Artspace Gallery, Dubai
 
2010  
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
 
2009
Selected Contemporary Works from the Permanent Collection Part 2 (2002-present) - WAH Center, (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center), 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
 
2008  
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
 
2007
Trans Mediterranean Festival 2007, Grasse, France
Puzzle Project International Festival, Under the title “Conflict”, Bucharest
 
2006  
July 2006, International exhibition, Gallery Europia, Paris
Occupied Space , Gallery 27, London
Made in Palestine, the Bridge Gallery, New York
 
2005
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
 
2004  
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.
 
2003  
Made in Palestine, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston,Texas
 
 
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
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
 
 
AWARDS / RESIDENCES
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