"Mohammad Zaza’s work is a fascinating journey through a universe of constant metamorphosis and transformation. His images epitomize the flow of life: never ending change and the perpetual creation of ever new forms and shapes and points of view.
He has found his own very unique aesthetic language which with he lures us into his mysterious, puzzling and enchanting world.
His art does what relevant art is supposed to do: it touches, moves and surprises, and it makes you think."
(Gottfried Helnwein, Ireland, 2016)
Zaza is a Syrian visual artist currently living and working in Lausanne. Growing up in an artistic family, he started drawing and painting at an early age. After graduating top of the country from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Aleppo in 2010, he was appointed as a painting teacher assistant at the University until 2012. He has travelled since then in many countries in the Middle East, working and exhibiting his work in numerous exhibitions and international art fairs. Besides painting on big size canvases, Zaza also works on illustrations and animations.
He is known for his neo-surrealistic paintings, whose shapes and figures aim to put the viewer in another dimension of understanding. Particularly interested in the idea of movement that he can convey on the canvas, Mohammad Zaza boldly challenges the preconceptions of form and function.
2016 Every Change is a Revival - Hafez Gallery, Jeddah
2016 The Earth is Blue like an Orange - Depo, Istanbul
2014 This is Not a Coincidence - Naila Art Gallery, Riyadh
2013 ZAZA - Naila Art Gallery, Riyadh
2012 Faces - Lam Gallery, Riyadh
2011 PINK - Kalimat Gallery, Aleppo
2010 Self-titled - Khan al-Adlieh, Aleppo
2009 Self-titled - Al-Assad Gallery, Aleppo
2009 Self-titled - Hall of People Gallery, Damascus
2008 Self-titled - Gallery Khanji, Aleppo
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 3 Directions - Mono Gallery, Riyadh
2016 Behind the Lines - Penticton Art Gallery, Canada
2016 Summertime Freshness - Liquid art System, Istanbul
2012 Group Exhibition - Lam Art Gallery, Riyadh
2018 Accessible Art Fair Brussels - Self Represented
2018 Beirut Art Fair - Letitia Gallery
2017 Abu Dhabi Art - Hafez Gallery
2017 StArt Doha - Hafez Gallery
2017 Beirut Art Fair - Hafez Gallery
2016 Art Central Hong Kong - Hafez Gallery
2016 India Art Fair - Hafez Gallery
2016 Art Stage Singapore - Hafez Gallery
2015 Saatchi Start Art Fair London- Hafez Gallery
2015 Art15 London - Qode Agency