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Roza El-Hassan

Studio grant holder in Stockholm 12 October - 31 December 2017

Roza El-Hassan (b. 1966, Budapest), is an artist of dual Hungarian/Syrian nationality.

She has gained international recognition for her dedicated involvement in social and economic issues, political activism and explicit solidarity with the refugee seekers and victims of humanitarian catastrophes.

The tentative, probing nature is reflected through her entire practice, and what may at first glance seem makeshift is always underpinned with careful formal and material consideration. By letting her work sprawl in multiple directions, the artist creates a whole that encompasses all human hopes and fears, embodying currents of unrest and trauma as well as dignity, protest, and artistic integrity.ory qualities into a multi-faceted and nuanced reflection on the human condition.
Aside from her “social design-projects” El-Hassan practice spans over a wide range of different medias, including drawing, painting and sculpture.
Her sculptures are at once solid and ethereal. Assembled from pieces of roughly hewn wood – small splinters joined to heavy blocks – these figures are carved by a hand alternating between the violent and the gentle.

Similar qualities are present in El-Hassan’s works on paper, and throughout the artist’s career her drawings have been the constant holding all other activities together. Some of these works come about as sketches for sculpture, performance and architecture; time is a central aspect, and many are produced in a diary-like fashion.

Róza El-Hassan have been exhibited widely and internationally. And will be one of the artist represented in the exhibitin “Manipulating the World” at Moderna Museet in Stockholm 2017.

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