Hani Zurob is a Palestinian artist, born in 1976 in Rafah camp (Gaza). In 1994 he moved to Nablus, where he graduated in 1999 as a B.A. of Fine Arts at the University Al-Najah. He settled then 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 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, Atlanta, Marrakech, Doha and Rabat, as well as in group exhibitions and artistic events in Europe and world wide, to name a few: Guest Artist in Dak'Art 2014 (Dakar Biennale), 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. Gaza 61 + Seoul 59 at the Young Gallery in Seoul 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 Cairo Biennale 2008. Still Life Symposium at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, United Kingdom 2008.
BERLONI is pleased to announce the first UK solo exhibition by Hani Zurob opening in November 2015.
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