Hassan Hajjaj on his journey as an artist

We speak to the artists, curators and collaborators involved in Somerset House’s groundbreaking exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now. First up, Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj.

Throughout the course of this week, we’ll be sharing audio stories from the artists, curators and collaborators currently showing at Somerset House’s mega new exhibition, Get Up, Stand Now.

Celebrating over 100 black creatives – in mediums spanning fine art, film, photography, fashion and more – it makes for a monumental moment for the black community, honing in on experiences from the post-war era to the present day. The interdisciplinary artists showing include Horace Ové, Hassan Hajjaj, Mowalola Ogunlesi, Peter Doig and Steve McQueen, offering a multi-sensory experience from artists who have helped break the boundaries for black art globally. 

Kicking off the series, contemporary artist Hassan Hajjaj discusses the identity of his work, the people he’s inspired by and his journey as an artist so far. 

Hassan Hajjaj, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Part of My Rockstars Series, 2017, Photography courtesy of Tim Bowditch


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