Hani Zurob

Hani Zurob

Born in 1976, Rafah, Palestine
Lives and works in Paris, France

In 1994 he left to Nablus where he achieved his studies in Fine Arts (1999). He then settled in Ramallah until 2006. In 2006 Zurob got a grant that allowed him to reside at the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris. Since then, he held different solo shows in Paris, Atlanta, Marrakech and Dubai. He has also participated in several group exhibitions and artistic events such as: Le Corps découvert, Contemporary Arab art, Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), Paris (2012), Palestine: La création dans tous ses états 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, held at the Arab World Institute in Paris (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), and The Still Life Symposium at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, UK (2008). In Palestine, Zurob had staged many solo exhibitions and he was a finalist in the Al-Qattan Foundation Young Artists Prize 2002, Ramallah, Palestine.

Solo exhibitions:

  • 2011. Hani Zurob, Laureate de Renoir 2009, Gallery Eric Dumont and Renoir Association, Troyes, France
  • 2009. Retrospective exhibition, Gallery Europia, Paris, France
  • 2008. Projections, Gallery Rê, Marrakech, Marocco
  • 2008. Standby, Gallery Crous Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
  • 2008. Standby, Mairie du 5eme – Salle René Capitant, Paris, France
  • 2007. Standby, Gallery Wertz contemporary, Atlanta
  • 2007. Marbles War, Gallery Crous Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
  • 2007. Barrage, Gallery Europia, Paris, France
  • 2006. Exit, Gallery International City of Arts, Paris, France
  • 2006. Siege, Khalil Sakakini Center, Ramallah, Palestine
  • 2002. A Song: No means No, as part of the Young Artist Examination, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine
  • 2001. A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine, Ramallah & French Cultural Center of Nablus, Gaza and Jerusalem

Group ehibitions (selected):

  • 2012. Le Corps découvert, Institut du Monde Arabe - IMA, Paris, France
  • 2012. Diversity from the Arab World, Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrain
  • 2011. Framed / Unframed, Birzeit University Museum, Palestine
  • 2011. Group show with various artists, Artspace Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 2011. Art Dubai, Contemporary Art Fair, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 2010. Tear Down the Walls, Artspace Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 2010. Luttes, le cadre du « off » de la Biennale Dak'Art 2010, Théâtre National Daniel Sorano de Dakar, Senegal
  • 2009. Palestine, La création dans tous ses états, the National Museum of Bahrain, Bahrain
  • 2009. Palestine, La création dans tous ses états, Institut du monde arabe, Paris, France
  • 2009. Damas – Paris: regards croisés, National Museum of Damascus, Damascus, Syria
  • 2009. Gaza 60+Seoul 59, Gallery Young, Seoul, Korea
  • 2009. Al Quds, Nabad Gallery, Amman, Jordan
  • 2008. 11th Edition of Biennale of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2008. Paris – Damas, l’Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
  • 2008. Performance, Palestine in Paris, Mairie de Paris, Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France
  • 2008. Symposium, Still Life, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
  • 2008. Les 15, Galerie Rê, Marrakech, Marocco
  • 2008. Face à Face, Salon International d’art Contemporain de Bourges, Bourges, France
  • 2007. Trans Mediterranean Festival 2007, Grasse, France
  • 2007. Puzzle Project International Festival, Under the title “Conflict”, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2006. International exhibition, Gallery Europia, Paris, France
  • 2006. Occupied Space , Gallery 27, London, UK
  • 2006. Made in Palestine, the Bridge Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2005. Palestine: Peintures et Photographies, Gallery Le Manoir, Martigny, Switzerland
  • 2005. Made in Palestine, SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, USA
  • 2005. Colors of Life and Liberty, International Exhibition of Contemporary Palestinian Art, UNESCO, Paris, France
  • 2004. Participation to drafts undergone for Workshops I and II at the Academy of InternationalArts in Ramallah (following a selection of young artists undertaken by the Modern Art Organization and Oslo Arts Academy)
  • 2004. Asia-Africa Jaala Biennale, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2003. Made in Palestine, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas, USA
  • 2002. A bridge between Williamsburg and Palestine, New York, USA
  • 2002. Death of cactus Bisane Gallery, Doha, Qatar

Bibliography:

  • 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
  • 2012. Framed / Unframed, exhibition catalog, Birzeit University Museum, Ramalah, Palestine
  • 2011. Art Dubai, Art Fair Catalog, 5th Contemporary Art Fair, 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
  • 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
  • 2005. 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 Examination, exhibition catalog, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Palestine


Awards/ Residencies:

  • 2011. Artistic residence, Is invited by the Municipality of la ville de Bobigny, France
  • 2010. June - September, Resident Artiste, Is invited by the Municipality of Paris, The International City of Arts, Paris
  • 2009. Prize and Grant Renoir 2009, Essoyes, France
  • 2009. Residant Artiste, Maison de la Vigne, Salle Renoir, Essoyes
  • 2009. January - March, Resident Artiste, The International City of Arts, Paris
  • 2008. Grand Prize of International Salon of Contemporary Art of Bourges, France
  • 2006. February - September, Resident Artiste, The International City of Arts, Atelier Palestine Paris.
  • 2006. Subsidized to organize a private exhibition, Khalil Sakakini Centre, Ramallah, Palestine
  • 2002. Young Artist of the year, selected as one of ten artist, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Palestine